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Beer can increases Wi-Fi coverage

By learninmypc
Oct 17, 2011
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  1. geinnieB

    geinnieB TS Rookie

    Really! I don't that that its possible that beer can increase Wi-Fi Coverage. Was that really proven? I want to try.
     
  2. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,600   +335

    Click the included link & it'll be shown to you in the video.
     
  3. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,608   +295

    Read this before but wasn't a can, was a dish shaped out of tin foil.
     
  4. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,600   +335

    I had thought tin foil might work too but wouldn't the lack of a smooth surface defeat the purpose? An aluminum can has that smooth surface. :confused:
     
  5. ReMiXeDg

    ReMiXeDg Banned

    That's sick I wonder if that's real or a myth some day I'll have to try it.
     
  6. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,600   +335

    Whats sick about it? :confused:
     
  7. brisingr

    brisingr TS Rookie Posts: 24

    That's so cool
     
  8. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    There are many variations of this DIY project, so far I've had mixed results with them.
     
  9. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,600   +335

    Good or bad, can you share them ??:)
     
  10. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 900   +15

    few years back i thought the aluminium trick was worthless. recently i got a new N router with rapid internet downstream. the router was wallmounted and the antennas are at close proximity with the wall. what I did was stick 2 aluminium foil sheets on the wall.

    ISP downstream plan:100Mbps
    Speed acquired from wired connection: avg. 80Mbps
    Speed acquired from wireless N: avg. 50Mbps
    Speed acquired from wireless N with alumunium foils: avg. 60Mbps

    i recommend this for those who have their routers wall mounted, because it only takes minutes and the speed gain is quite worth the effort. i believe alumunium can will be a better candidate for this project.
     
  11. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,600   +335

    Interesting, thank you.
     
  12. Velokki

    Velokki TS Rookie

    It's the same as the good old Aluminum foil trick... worked every time @ my last apartment.
     
  13. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,600   +335

    Thanks, but I think the beer can would be more durable.
     
  14. skipro_98

    skipro_98 TS Rookie Posts: 26

    Anyone ever see the directional antenna made from a pringles can? Buddy of mine works on a drawbridge so he has long periods of waiting for boats. So he made one and could get three bars from condos a half mile away. They were line of sight.
     
  15. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,600   +335

    Interesting.
     
  16. skipro_98

    skipro_98 TS Rookie Posts: 26

    Look it up on you tube.
     
  17. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,600   +335

    I did, thats why I said interesting. :)
     
  18. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    Pretty cool, never been that successful with mine might have to try it again sometime.
     
  19. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,701   +1,886

    It's all sort of biblical really. After you finish up beating your swords into plowshares, you can relax by beating beer cans into WiFi antennas.

    This also raises the question, do you think beer cans will replace tinfoil for hats?
     
  20. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    I've seen numerous CAN-tenna projects. I built one and didn't really notice an improvement. It wasn't very pretty though. I suppose if I did it right it may have worked better though.
     
  21. Obi-Wan Jerkobi

    Obi-Wan Jerkobi TS Maniac Posts: 502

    :haha: Hahaha, that reminds me of all the cantennas me and my friends would make at this one friend's house. We would have lan parties in his garage, but the wireless router was in the actual house so the signal was awful. We would all set up cantennas with wireless adapters and play CS 1.6 through all the insurmountable lag.

    Good times. :D
     
  22. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,600   +335

    I'll be finding out if the beer can actually works next week, I hope.
     

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