Extend your Wi-Fi Router range: Using home made Parabolic Reflectors!

May 14, 2012   //   by NG   //   Ideas that works!  //  1 Comment

You might have thought of buying multiple Wi-fi routers and then putting them altogether in multiplier mode to just get range extended by few meters to cover your big house or a building, here below I came across few great articles which helped me to build my own reflector which saved me cost of buying multiple Routers, I just used my existing router, made the parabolas and got range extended to zones where signals were not reaching previously. Making reflectors is just a work of few minutes and you are done!

Few reference links using which I will be writing below steps,

http://www.freeantennas.com/projects/template/

http://www.freeantennas.com/projects/template2/index.html

http://ebanzai.blogspot.in/2006/04/tech-diy-parabolic-reflectors-wi-fi.html

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,4495753~root=dslalt~mode=flat

 

Steps to create,

  1. Download Template
  2. Open in MS Paint and resize as desired.  Ensure that you keep the square on the diagram square.
  3. Print image on business card stock or acetate (document protector).
  4. Cut it out and open the six slots with sissors or an X-Acto knife.
  5. Glue tin foil to the back side of the reflector surface
  6. Assemble by placing the six tabs in the six slots.

Pattern Plot for Dipole Reflector

Revised Ez-12 Template

Other type of templates can be downloaded from:

http://www.freeantennas.com/projects/template/gallery/wet-11_template.jpg

http://www.freeantennas.com/projects/template/gallery/med_template.jpg

Medium Sized Template

Example Shaping

Belkin with Double Barrel Ears :)Pringles Can, Styrofoam, and Scotch Tape

Some more ideas,

paull_ant_frnt.jpgpaull_ant_back.jpg

 

 

 

ameritech1.jpgG-reflector1a.jpg

Other images can be found at: http://www.freeantennas.com/projects/template/gallery/index.html

Hope you have got the Idea by now and on your way of implementing it like I did! Enjoy!

1 Comment

  • Thank you for sharing. Not to many people in your position are so gracious. Your article was very poignant and understandable. It helped me to understand very clearly. Thank you for your help.

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