Tin Foil - It's not just for hats!

Discussion in 'NDS - Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection' started by IBNobody, May 20, 2008.

  1. IBNobody
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    IBNobody I try to keep myself amused.

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    Tonight, I made an antenna similar to this one out of paper plates and tin foil.

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    It came out pretty close to that.

    Here's how to do it:

    http://www.freeantennas.com/projects/template2/index.html

    It was as easy as those arts-n-crafts (arts-n-crap) projects we used to do in grade school.

    Heck, I might even suggest it to my kid's teacher. "Ok Class! Let's impress your parents by making a 12dB WiFi booster antenna!"
     
  2. Narin

    Narin The Cheat Master, kupo!

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    Hey..thats where my tin foil hat went to...great...now I'm hearing those voices again. No! IBNobody doesn't deserve that..bad voices..I will not get a camel..

    In all seriousness, that is pretty cool. How well does it work?
     
  3. IBNobody
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    IBNobody I try to keep myself amused.

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    It works okay, about what you'd get from a premium antenna. I'm using it to communicate with my PS3's access point right now, but I'm building some for my router too.
     
  4. Ferrariman

    Ferrariman Hip-Flop and cRap

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    That a old Wi-Fi box by the looks.
     
  5. OSW

    OSW Wii King

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    I've tried this in the past with little or no success.