wrap ethernet cable around cellphone to improve wifi

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by spacetrader, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. spacetrader

    spacetrader 2[H]4U

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    why does this work?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LY8Wi7XRXCA

    it appears that the computer sees a signal on the ethernet cable from "osmosis", but i really dont understand how i uses that as a boost for the existing wifi connection... im just generally confused as to whats going on here.
     
  2. moose517

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    ummmm, you know that video was a joke right?
     
  3. brom42

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    The OP must have posted this as a joke. Just look at the related video list.
     
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    You got trolled.
     
  5. spacetrader

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  6. AMD_Gamer

    AMD_Gamer [H]ard as it Gets

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    It does work you have to wrap the Ethernet cable very precisely, watch the video again, you have to wrap it exactly how he did or it wont work.
     
  7. ryan_975

    ryan_975 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    yeaaaaaaa......

    wrapping an ethernet cable around a cell phone and plugging it into your computer's LAN port makes an unrelated wireless card more sensitive?


    And you believe this works why?
     
  8. AMD_Gamer

    AMD_Gamer [H]ard as it Gets

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    Tell me why it wouldn't work?
     
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    Wow that was funny, I needed a good laugh.
     
  10. spacetrader

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    oh no look what i started:eek: i guess someone has to try this now

    but yeah i know its shit. i think the reason people see an improvement is because the tin foil dish does work and they are too stupid to know what to look for in the network properties pages. i digg this style of comedy though, its basically acute sarcasm.
     
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  11. matrix563

    matrix563 [H]ard as it Gets

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    this is why i wouldnt watch harry potter or the prestige while drunk :p ;)
     
  12. spacetrader

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    its saturday night and i worked hard today, what you expect:)
     
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    You are my hero.:D
     
  14. jb_hafo

    jb_hafo Limp Gawd

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    I have a medium FM / shortwave radio upon which the antenna has broken off.
    Securing the broken-off antenna behind the radio, below and parallel to where
    it enters(entered) the FM case, restores the FM antenna signal,
    without its reinstall. Without
    perusing any of the links in this thread, it makes it sound plausible...