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.