Build Wi-Fi tx/rx antennae from common household materials (like tin cans!)
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I didn't think a tin can would actually work that well. I did also see articles on using directv/dishnetwork dishes for wi-fi. If you can get your hands on one of those, I'm sure the signal strength and reach would be even better, due to it's parabolic shape. Come to think of it, I do have a directv dish sitting on my roof. It hasn't been active in almost 10 years. Hrmm...
Thanks again, now that's really cool. But it looks like that wifi card is no longer available and does not work with Linux anyway. I guess I'll have to look for one with an antenna jack, and one that works with Linux.