How to boost the signal of your WiFi antenna

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Has it ever happened to you that you have your WiFi adapter/receiver from a somewhat abandoned place, and it doesn't pick up a signal even if you want it to?

WiFi reception

Yesterday while playing FarCry 2, I remembered (I don't know what it has to do with it, but I remembered) when I had my desktop computer in my bedroom and I couldn't get a signal to my receiver, an old 11Mbps one. It occurred to me put a kind of satellite dish on it (round aluminium biscuit box) to make it unidirectional, This concentrates the received signal at the same point and increase the signal of my WiFi receiver quickly. If you have come here looking to amplify your wifi in a more professional way, you can always visit our shop and see if the high gain antenna we have is suitable for you.

As I don't have any photos of that moment, I thought I'd try the experiment again and see how it goes. I have to say, that now I'm in a more difficult place with respect to the router (in a basement), and that the receiver is one that Jazztel gives away for free, I don't know what speed it can take. As for the satellite dish, I was lucky and found the same one, I was using it to store batteries.

1.- To begin with, this is how I have my receiver set up:

Without the satellite dish

1.1.- And this is the signal it receives:

How to boost the signal of your WiFi antenna 1

2.- This is what it looks like with the "parabolic dish".

With the satellite dish

2.1.- And this is the signal it receives:


Of course the magnification can be even higher, it is a matter of testing with each receiver and in each situation as they will be different. If you are not convinced when you have it done, move the receiver and the satellite dish until you find the right place. The best way to achieve the best range is usually by pointing it directly at the transmitter or router, but sometimes this is not the case, due to bouncing and so on.

If you have the pleasure to try it, post in the comments the characteristics of your dish and how it is positioned, and of course from how much to how much it has increased, and I will try to guide you so that it goes better, greetings.

105 thoughts on “Como aumentar la señal de tu antena WiFi”

  1. Adan Esteban Hernandez


  2. curious in passing :P

    valla la propuesta es buena pero la cosa es que yo no tengo acceso a mi router tengo una pc de escritorio con tarjeta para wifi pero la antenna que viene de fabrica es una porqueria y como que romperla para crear una nueva no me convense mucho ademas de que, si la creo y no me sirve pues ya fregue mi antenna en ese caso podria anlguien ayudarme? =/

  3. you can also use a parabolic antenna and where you connect the cable that goes to the tv you put your wiffi receiver and then you look for the place where you get more signal, remember that the cable is also very important, if it is too long it will lose signal, for example an utp cable should not be longer than 100 meters (a quantity approximately) because if not it starts to have loss of packets (information).

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