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(Tech Crunch)   Tinfoil increases your wifi speed; decreases the likelihood you'll ever date actual humans   ( techcrunch.com) divider line
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2017-11-08 05:54:24 PM  
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2017-11-08 07:09:44 PM  
Am I alone in being that guy who used to. Make tinfoil covered parabolic reflectors for their wifi antenna back in the day?
 
2017-11-08 08:27:04 PM  
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2017-11-08 09:47:09 PM  

RexTalionis: Am I alone in being that guy who used to. Make tinfoil covered parabolic reflectors for their wifi antenna back in the day?


Nope
 
2017-11-08 09:47:18 PM  

RexTalionis: Am I alone in being that guy who used to. Make tinfoil covered parabolic reflectors for their wifi antenna back in the day?


Nah, plenty of us did.
 
2017-11-08 09:47:33 PM  

RexTalionis: Am I alone in being that guy who used to. Make tinfoil covered parabolic reflectors for their wifi antenna back in the day?


Not alone.

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2017-11-08 09:51:45 PM  
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2017-11-08 09:57:51 PM  

RexTalionis: Am I alone in being that guy who used to. Make tinfoil covered parabolic reflectors for their wifi antenna back in the day?


Nope.
 
2017-11-08 10:17:55 PM  
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2017-11-08 10:29:25 PM  
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Not as many people leave their SSID as "Linksys" these days, so it's much harder to guess the default credentials on your neighbor's access point.
 
2017-11-08 10:48:21 PM  
The trick is to go fiber or copper.
Wireless is the last resort.
 
2017-11-08 11:14:42 PM  

jaytkay: RexTalionis: Am I alone in being that guy who used to. Make tinfoil covered parabolic reflectors for their wifi antenna back in the day?

Not alone.

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I'm having trouble finding a can of beer with the red line.
 
2017-11-08 11:44:56 PM  
Also protects against pesky Soothers and Rioters.
 
2017-11-09 12:11:22 AM  

RexTalionis: Am I alone in being that guy who used to. Make tinfoil covered parabolic reflectors for their wifi antenna back in the day?


I worked for a company that did WiFi for coffee shops and hotels in the early 2000's.  We used cut up cans in coffee shops all the time.
 
2017-11-09 12:32:15 AM  
Where do you even get tinfoil? The grocery stores only carry aluminum.
 
2017-11-09 01:38:38 AM  
 
2017-11-09 02:33:16 AM  
Been thinking about placing a square of aluminum foil on my wall behind where my wifi antenna sits. Dunno if it would actually help, but it'd be nice if it blocked out some of the interference from the neighbors' networks.
 
2017-11-09 03:17:19 AM  

Cry Hentai And Release The Tentacles of War!: Been thinking about placing a square of aluminum foil on my wall behind where my wifi antenna sits. Dunno if it would actually help, but it'd be nice if it blocked out some of the interference from the neighbors' networks.


Back in the days when AOL gave out CDs I covered my wall in them. Besides looking stupid, it had nothing to do with my WiFi.
 
2017-11-09 03:23:34 AM  
Subby, it doesn't increase speed, only strength.
 
2017-11-09 07:49:09 AM  

lycanth: Subby, it doesn't increase speed, only strength.


More strength can offer more speed, but wi-fi speeds are usually much higher than your internet speed, so you would only notice for LAN file transfers. You can see it in real-time by transferring a large file on the very edge of your wi-fi coverage area, compared to transferring the same file from very close. The signals get dirty at long distance.
 
2017-11-09 08:34:13 AM  

WelldeadLink: jaytkay: RexTalionis: Am I alone in being that guy who used to. Make tinfoil covered parabolic reflectors for their wifi antenna back in the day?
I'm having trouble finding a can of beer with the red line.


 Well keep drinking, one will turn up sooner or later.
 
2017-11-09 10:18:28 AM  

OldJames: lycanth: Subby, it doesn't increase speed, only strength.

The signals get dirty at long distance.


Go on....
 
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