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This is a simple trick to increase the range of your wireless home network. You will need a USB network card, a salad bowl and aluminum foil or a metal bowl, 2 rulers or other plastic or wooden rods, some tape, and a USB extension cord.
1. If using a metal bowl, you're already set. If using a plastic or glass bowl, wrap the inside with the aluminum foil.
2. Tape the rulers or other form of extension rods you are using to opposing sides of the rim of the bowl so that when looking down on it they will touch above the center of the the bowl.
3. Tape the wireless USB card between the rulers and position it so the USB plug is facing away from the bowl.
4. Plug the USB extension cable into the card and plug the other end into your computer.
5. Position your crude USB antenna in the direction of the wireless rounter for best signal.
6. With the antenna facing the wireless router or access point, you can reposition the USB card at the end of the rulers moving it closer or farther away while watching the signal strength of the network on your PC until the maximum signal is achieved. When you achieve maximum signal secure the wireless USB card in that position.
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