Incredible DIY Tinfoil WiFi Boost


Limp Gawd
Oct 8, 2001
Some of you may have seen this before, but for those that haven't, enjoy!

If you have a poor wifi signal or simply want to get the absolute most bandwidth possible from your wireless connection, take a look at this deceivingly simple antenna booster made from nothing more than some tinfoil and paper.

Patrick Norton explains:

and here's a link to the image you'll be printing out:

After setting up one of these on my router and pointing it in the general direction of my laptop, I went from a typical 1-2 bars to 4 minimum. Some people have seen even greater signal strength when setting up one on both their router and PC's antenna. Test it out and post your experience.


Limp Gawd
Jun 2, 2003
yep, this works... just remember - you're re-directing signal that used to go somewhere else... if its still needed there - you just screwed yourself over.

No fancy antenna creates more signal... just changes the signal pattern.

This type of antenna works really well if you have your router at one end of your house - it will focus most of your signal inside your house + not to your neighbor's house.... some signal will probably still go around your antenna, but this will severely limit it.