For all of you out there who have found an external Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) Antenna hard to come buy or simply have not had the motivation or money to go out there and buy one. Read below to find out how easy it is to make your own fully functional Wi-Fi antennas.
You will need a couple things before you can begin building your antenna. The items you will need are as follows:
- Wire or solder (as thick as possible without being too difficult to bend)
- 1 thumb tack
- A clean open workspace, a desk is ideal.
Now that you have gathered the materials you can begin the assembly process.
Firstly you will need to get our thumb tack and begin to wrap the wire/solder around the point of the thumb tack. Doing this will turn the wire or solder in to a spring-like shape with the thumb tack sticking out of the end, ready to connect directly into the external Wi-Fi antenna port. Be sure that the end of the coiled wire is firmly wrapped around the metal surface of the thumb tack to ensure full contact as to prevent dropouts and signal loss.
Once you have coiled your wire and it has been securely attached to the thumb tack via tight loops then you may push the thumb tack into the centre of the antenna output. Also, you can add to your connection strength by making sure that any stray wires are wrapped around the metallic externals of the external antenna plug.
Always be sure that your antenna is as high as possible and preferably attached to another small metallic object, such as a metallic salad bowl or a wire frame or something or something similar. Also, it will help a lot with signal strength if you place a straw or some kind of electricity resistant tubing over the coil.
Now make sure your rig is completely connected and that no stray wires have protruded into your PC case, as that could create possibility of system damage or failure.
Now you are finished, you have your very own wireless antenna that you can use for whichever purpose you find most applicable. Enjoy your newfound antenna building knowledge.