Free Wi-Fi and coffee are a perfect pair for productivity. But if you can’t find a seat in the coffee house, make your own Wi-Fi antenna from an empty coffee can (and a little bit of electrical know-how).
Keep in mind that this won’t provide you with a free connection — just a stronger signal. In fact, DIY blogger John Graham-Cumming found 97 networks pointing the can in one direction, compared to only 58 networks using a standard antenna.
What you’ll need:
An empty 250g Illy Espresso ground coffee can
Type N bulkhead socket and a Type N plug
Piece of Wi-Fi antenna extension cable with a reverse SMA connector on the end
Short piece of coat… Continue reading…
via Mashable http://mashable.com/2012/06/11/diy-wi-fi-antenna/