The connection speeds have reached gigabytes with the broadband and integrated services now available for the internet. However, the speed reduces for Wi-Fi connections as the signal strength is affected by the environmental parameters. Despite what you say, it’s not always the fault of service provider. A great service provider will make sure that best service reaches to their customers through all the parameters they can have control over.
However, you can boost the weak Wi-Fi signal at your home to use internet to its full capacity. So make use of the blaming and complaining time to try out these best DIY Wi-Fi boosters we are going to share with you today.
1. Extend Wi-Fi Router Reception Using Plastic Bottle
Get a 2 liter plastic bottle, strip off the label and clean it to remove any kind of residue.
Use a black marker, make a ring around the bottle and half a diameter window as shown in image below.
First cut out the window from the bottle then cut the ring. The final shape of the bottle should look like the image below. Clean up the cut out bottle.
Glue tin foil to cover the inside face of the bottle and make it as smooth as possible.
The final step is to make the adjuster ring from the cap of the bottle. Make a cross at the edge of the cap, cut out along the marked lines and place it back on the bottle.
Now slide the antenna into the Wi-Fi router antenna in such a way that the router antenna is in line with the top of the antenna you made. Place the Wi-Fi router at a high point and adjust the antenna until you notice a boost in your internet connection.
or you can cut them to make something like this:
2. Extend Wi-Fi Router Reception Using A Cantenna
Use a can which is no more than 4 inches wide in diameter.
Now you need to drill a hole in the can to insert an N-type female chassis-mount connector. The placement of hole is important since it will determine the wavelength of the antenna. You can use this free calculator for the purpose. The calculator takes the can diameter as input and gives out the position of hole vertically for the N-connector. After drilling the hole in the can, widen the hole to fit the connector.
The N-type connector can be seen in the image below.
Insert this connector into the hole where the metal wire section will be soldered to the inside of the can.
Now attach a low loss pigtail cable to the can on one side and to the Wi-Fi router on the other side. Make sure that the router adapter is compatible with your pigtail cable.
Place the cantenna on a tripod or make a small portable stand so that you can easily rotate the antenna to find the signals.