Boost WiFi Signal Using Beer Can

ShooterMcGavin

Go back to your shanties.
May 25, 2005
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http://dsc.discovery.com/gear-gadgets/boost-your-wifi-signal-using-only-a-beer-can.html

Totally going to try this.



I love a good hack, especially one that requires me to throw back a cold one before hand (or during). This simple wifi boost has actually been shown to increase signal strength by at least 2 to 4 bars. And, well, I will drink to that.

These instructions came to us via The Chive and we think they are most definitely worth checking out. But here is the most important question: what kind of beer will you use?

For this project you are going to need scissors, a utility knife, some adhesive putty and an empty beer can. More than one empty beer can is acceptable but don’t kid yourself, the router only needs the one.





The first step is to wash out your empty beer can, unless of course said beer is a can of Pabst Blue Ribbon. If it is PBR, promptly go drink a better beer. You really should be ashamed of yourself.

Once the can has dried, you will want to remove it’s pull tab.

Only perform this next step if you have not been drinking. Using the utility knife, saw off the bottom of the can. Chances are your can will not have a red dotted line. If you see one, put down the knife…you’ve had too much beer.





You’ll notice in the above step that the can’s pull tab has returned. Clearly, there are only two possible reasons for this. One, you are really drunk and you never removed the tab in the first place. Or–the more likely answer–beer cans can regenerate themselves.



It’s the home stretch! You just need to attach your modded beer can to the wifi router. Hopefully no other parts of the can have actually grown back. You now have beer-fi!

So, what kind of beer did you use?

 

Sinn Fein

Infidel and White Interloper
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Anyone who wastes time doing this deserves whatever injuries they sustain during the process.
 

Don the Radio Guy

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I duct taped a wifi antenna to the middle of a pot and propped it up to improve the signal at one point. Also a good option is getting a wire strainer from an oriental food shop and attaching the antenna to the handle of that.

 

Hate & Discontent

Yo, homie. Is that my briefcase?
Aug 22, 2005
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You can also build a nice waveguide antenna from a Pringles can.
 
Jun 30, 2005
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you could also save yourself the hassle and fold a piece of aluminum foil...same thing without the razor sharp edges