Does your router’s Wi-Fi signal have trouble reaching the far end of your home? If so, you can extend the reach of your Wi-Fi signal by making a simple antenna booster out of paper and a sheet of tin foil.
These DIY antenna boosters really work, they are easy to make, and the entire project will only cost you a few pennies (and a little bit of your time).
How do they work? By redirecting some of the radio waves transmitted by your router’s omni-directional antennas towards the area of your home where the signal is the weakest.
In effect, they transform omni-directional antennas into semi-directional antennas which send more radio waves to the location where they’re needed most while reducing the number of waves sent in the opposite direction.
Many folks have improved their Wi-Fi signal simply by cutting open an aluminum can, spreading it into a “U” shape and then placing it behind the antenna. But the best results can be obtained by carefully handcrafting a booster using the free patterns provided by the folks over at FreeAntennas.com.
Just visit the site and select a pattern. Print the pattern onto a stiff sheet of paper, cut it out according to the directions provided and then glue a sheet of aluminum foil to the back of it. Yes, it does take a few minutes to complete the process, but it WILL boost your weak Wi-Fi signal and it’s just about as close to free as you can get!