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Baba Yagi - Shrouded Yagi Antenna

Designed to extend Wi-Fi range as far as possible.

JJ
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My significant other is currently living out in the sticks, the boonies, out in the middle of nowhere. She has no internet, no cell reception. She's living in a digital wasteland. So I decided to fix that.

After doing research on various antennae, including a rather nice article from hackthissite (https://www.hackthissite.org/articles/read/1129 thank you AmazingRed! You are in fact, amazing.) and this instructable (http://www.instructables.com/id/Long-Range-Yagi-Antenna-19-Element-2-4GHz/) I've decided on the Yagi design.

It's a rather simple prospect, get some plexiglass, some copper tape, a spool of 18g copper wire, some PVC, and a length of RP-SMA coaxial cable. Oh, and of course the Wi-Fi adapter dongle to connect it to. (That is why RP-SMA specifically, it's the connector on the dongle.)

When all is said and done I hope to extend her Wi-Fi range far enough to find an unsecured connection that she can ask permission to use.

The image is not mine, it is from Google.

Parts List

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  1. Length of Plexiglass
  2. Copper Tape, 1/4 inch * 30 yard spool
  3. 18g Solid Copper Wire, Bare
  4. RP-SMA Coaxial Cable, 10m of
  5. RP-SMA Male ended coaxial cable, 1 foot of
  6. USB Wi-Fi Dongle

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