Extend Your Wireless Network with a DIY 2.4 GHZ WiFi Cantenna

So basically knowing that the diameter of a 4″ dryer vent is too big for “optimum”, I thought I should at least give it a try, and see how it works anyway. OK, I’m done with “geek mode” for now.

Let’s get down to business, Here is a cross section diagram of the wifi cantenna:

 

Build a DIY Cantenna for extending WiFi range

Build a DIY Cantenna for extending WiFi range

Location of the female type-N connector, and length of the antenna are critical. Below is a closeup with dimensions:

Build a DIY Cantenna to extend WiFi Network

Location of Type-N Connector for a WiFi Cantenna

Here are the parts you will need for your wifi cantenna:

Build a DIY Cantenna to extend the range of a WiFi signal

Build a DIY Cantenna to extend the range of a WiFi signal

You will also need a piece of aluminum at least 4 inches in diameter (not shown).