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wifi reception

Discussion in 'Radio and Communications' started by tech master 117, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. tech master 117

    tech master 117 Member

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    what can i screw into my android phone to make its wifi reception a lot better?
     
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    4pyros Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    Nothing it has an internal Antenna.
     
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    KeepItSimpleStupid Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    If your talking at home and you have control of the network, you can use a WIFI repeater.
     
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    I found putting the wifi box high up on a shelf helps.
     
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    4pyros Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    yes but he wants to screw his phone....
     
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    What about the truth of 'tin can antenna' found around internet?
     
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    4pyros Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    That will work on an antenna, I don't think it will work for a full phone. Any links?
     
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    How do you think you can attach it to your phone? Phones typically don't have external antennas.
     
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    The problem with directional antennas is that it MUST be pointing at the cell phone tower. It is hard to walk/drive/talk while holding the antenna exactly at the tower.
    Do you know where your tower is?
     
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    He is asking about wifi, not data. It would need to be pointed at his Wifi router.
     
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    I have a "wired" network in the house from years ago.
    In the south most room I have a wireless router that reaches the "slave quarters" where my daughter lives. (Next house south.)
    In the north most room there is another wireless router, on a different channel different name, that reaches to the barn and beyond.

    Before I used "bridge mode" to reach out and connect the south network and the north network.
    Now I am using "extender mode" to rebroadcast on the same channel and name.
    >My house and the south house are covered by channel 1
    >My house and the barn are covered by channel 6.
    The phone does not know if it is connected to the "barn" or the "N-house router". Same channel and name.
    Then I use a directional antenna to reach 1000 feet to the green house.
    And I use a third channel and a very directional antenna to reach five miles to town to get on the internet.

    What I am trying to say is that you can have many wireless routers in one house.
     
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    i tried putting a thin copper wire through the round antenna in the back of my phone and connected it to a long metal bar and the reception somehow became stronger.someone explain me this phenomenon.
     
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    What round antenna? Can you post a picture?

    Depending on what you actually did you may have coupled a larger gain antenna to your phone.

    Try looking up "antenna gain"
     
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    Sounds to me like you have a really old cell phone (with an external antenna). They don't make them like that anymore.....
     
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    Maybe they are new on the planet Eradanus II where he is from according to his location. I only found out he is not from earth after clicking his location. lol
     
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    it's Eridanus II,and the location is just given for fun im an earthling.LOL and my phone model GT-B5512(samsung galaxy y pro duos).
     
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    So where did you attach the wire you mentioned in post #12? I don't see an external antenna....?

    [​IMG]
     
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    I put wire less routers inside a parabolic dish and get miles. So you don't really don't have to make a connection.
    Just adding random pieces of metal might help or hurt.
     
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    He can also place his phone inside the (metal, ungrounded) parabolic dish and get a directional signal boost. Much like the sound amplifiers used for remote monitoring.
     

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