How to boost your Wi-Fi data connection speed by using a beer or a soda can
Wi-Fi speed!!! This is one concern that affects the best of us. Bad Internet speeds can be a real pain in the ass as they not only slow down your computer/laptop/smartphone, they are also a drain on the battery. Bad Internet speed also makes you cockeyed and leaves you frustrated. In comparison to wired networks, Wi-Fi networks can be a lifesaver like most advanced technologies, where the speeds are either equal or in some cases even faster. However, on the other hand, it can be incredibly irritating and
In comparison to wired networks, Wi-Fi networks can be a lifesaver like most advanced technologies, where the speeds are either equal or in some cases even faster. However, on the other hand, it can be incredibly irritating and time-consuming if your Wi-Fi signal is facing problems with poor loading times, or lost connections or if the network is moving at a snail’s pace.
However, while there are many ways to enhance your Wi-Fi connection, one of them is beer cans. Yes, you have heard it right though you can use a soda can if you are a teetotaller. It’s basically like adding foil to TV antennas, only for today’s Wi-Fi routers. All you need to do is just clean the can, remove the tab, cut out the bottom, create a base, slice up the side and attach it to your router. The metal in the can and the shape of the
All you need to do is find an empty beer or soda can, clean it, remove the tab, cut out the bottom, create a base, slice up the side and attach it to your router. The metal in the can and the shape of the can, when cut open can considerably increase the signals to and from your router. To achieve this, you need a beer or soda can, a pair of scissors, a utility knife, and some form of adhesive that can easily be removed like tape or adhesive putty.
Watch the video below to understand how it works :
You have watched the video. Now follow the 6 steps given below to make you Wi-Fi routers connect faster to the Internet.
Step 1: Clean out the can
Thoroughly rinse the beer or soda can with soap and warm water to get rid of any sticky substance or residue found that is normally found on the inside of the can. Once done, dry the can as much as possible.
Step 2: Pull off the tab
Remove the tab for the soda can, as it of no use. To remove the tab, simply bend the tab back and forth until you hear it snap.
Step 3: Cut off the bottom of the can
Using the utility knife, cut a straight, horizontal line around the bottom of the can at the point where the sides of the can start sloping to create the bottom. Cut very slowly to make sure a clean cut and to accidentally avoid cutting yourself. Safely dispose off the bottom, once it is completely removed to avoid accidentally stepping on it or grabbing it.
Step 4: Create the base for the can to freely stand on
The top of the can will be the base for your Wi-Fi extender. To create the base, firstly you need to turn the can upside down. Then, use your utility knife to make a cut horizontal cut that is similar to the one you made at the bottom of the can. However, ensure that you leave an inch or so of metal to keep everything in one piece.
Step 5: Cut the side of the can
Place the can so that the leftover piece of metal used to keep the base attached is opposite the location you intend to make a vertical incision in the can. Use the scissors to cut a straight line from the bottom of the can to the top. Then, open the can up to create something similar to the shape of a satellite dish. If the can is still wet at the point, see that the can is thoroughly dried before it is placed on the top of your router.
Step 6: Attach the can to your router
Using the hole in the base, place the can over the antenna for your Wi-Fi connection. To secure the can to your router, use tape or another easily removable adhesive such as adhesive putty. Then, adjust the can to maximize the signal.
Mainly, the can should be spread out, which is something similar to a sail around the router’s antenna. The antenna serves as a mast and the pop can helps the router function.
Voila, it’s done! You can enjoy a stronger and more dependable Wi-Fi signal. Now you can see a boost of upto 1.5x times your normal speed. The affect of the Beer can antenna can be felt especially if you have many rooms. Enjoy the enhanced data speeds and thank me later!