How to extend wi-fi range of DS Lite

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  1. xmedia
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    xmedia Advanced Member

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    Is there anything I can do, buy or make to extend the range of my DS's wi-fi capabilities without needing to take it apart? I've heard if you tape a piece of foil on the back of the DS you can get a slight signal boost, but I have no one with the time to spare to test this theory out because its nothing more than a rumor.
     
  2. DarkAura

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    Over there.
    Wi-Fi as in over teh internetz or as in DS to DS? Cuz I don't think there's a way right now for either...
     
  3. fischju

    fischju Rehabilitated Jaywalker

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    Yes! Build a giant dish out of foil and tape it to the back of your DS!
     
  4. PBC

    PBC What!? I can change this??

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    DS Wifi Mod Video

    THere is a video there that shows you how do to a WIFI mod. It involves taking apart your DS, sodering a wire to your WIFI chip and running the wire out the back of your ds, wrapped in tinfoil and a straw =X Looks like a lot of work and I'd probably not do it unless I had a good reason, or a spare DS.

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  5. Shabadage

    Shabadage GBAtemp Fan

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    Pringles can. Yes, I'm completely serious.

    Cut it in half from top to bottom, then cut one of those pieces in half from side to side. Position it about 4 inches away from the R button parallel to the bottom half of the DS. It doesn't actually "extend" your range, but rather directs more signal towards the DS Wifi. I managed to boost my signal by 1 to 2 bars this way, just enough to kill some excess lag in Bleach. On the PC I noticed about a 20% signal strength boost while doing this same thing to my USB wifi adaptor.