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26-02-2004, 11:06 PM
I was going to try the pringles can antenna. I have a can but could not find the right connector. So instead of waiting till tomorrow to get a connector I tried something else. Look at the pictures and donít laugh. My signal strength went from 18% to 29%
26-02-2004, 11:12 PM
i was hoekal lus for pringles
[:p] boost my signal a bit 2morrow
27-02-2004, 12:09 AM
And I boosted my signal strength from 20% to 30% using the tea tray method - simply placing the tray a few cm behind the modem, and watching what happens on MySignal. (Thanks again, ProAsm!)
27-02-2004, 12:19 AM
Hey thats a cool setup there vangend, as long as it works is what counts [:)]
27-02-2004, 12:50 AM
[}:)] <- For Pringles cans ...
27-02-2004, 02:36 AM
Yeah, the calculations are quite a bit of fun behind these cantennas.
The exact distance from the back of the can makes a difference. The length of cable (if you're getting that connector) also has to be a multiple of the wavelength, etc.
That's about the best, concise reference behind the theory I've seen so far.
27-02-2004, 07:57 AM
You think the flavour of pringles tin you use will make any significant changes [:p]
27-02-2004, 07:59 AM
That pringles can looks way funny on top of the modem like that, ^5 for the idea [:D]
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27-02-2004, 08:27 AM
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<br />You think the flavour of pringles tin you use will make any significant changes [:p]
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Original - no heartburn
will try that over the weekend