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Use an Aluminum Can to Boost Your Router’s Signal Strength

20 Dec

 

Use an Aluminum Can as a Wi-Fi Extender

If you happen to have an old can of soda or beer lying around the house and you’re struggling to get a good Wi-Fi signal on your computer, The Chive has a guide to cutting out a parabolic reflector out of the can.

Using nothing more than an aluminum can, a utility knife, scissors, and some adhesive putty, they’ve built a remarkably easy and effective Wi-Fi extender that only takes a few very simple steps to complete. If you’re not interested in using aluminum foilyou don’t want to solder a tin can, or you just want to broadcast your good taste in beer, this is a solid trick that works surprisingly well.

If you want a few more traditional tricks, check out our list of the ten best Wi-Fi boosts and tweaks and Lifehacker episode four. Find the full tutorial and walkthrough over on The Chive.Photo by: Sh4rp_i.

Use an Aluminum Can as a Wi-Fi Extender.

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Verizon just gobbled up $3.6 billion in wireless spectrum. Could it get any better for Verizon customers or any worse for AT&T customers?

2 Dec

Verizon Gobbles Up $3.6 Billion in Wireless Spectrum.

Fortunately, Verizon will continue to fuel its 4G LTE network with this new spectrum addition. That means stronger signal, wider coverage, and fewer dropped calls or failed data communication.

As an AT&T customer, I envy Verizon customers and really hope my wireless provider does something on its end to compete with VerizonWireless. Otherwise, I may be taking myself and my iPhone over to Verizon after my contract ends.

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