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A Cantenna is a Waveguide Antenna that is used to increase the reception of a wireless internet connection by up to 3 times If you have a bit of mechanical ability and are interested in getting more range out of your basic Wi-Fi adapter without spending a lot of money then a Cantenna is for you For this project you will need a drill gun with a 58 drill bit tape measure soldering iron 12 inch piece of copper wire 46oz soup can N Bulkhead Jack RP-SMA adapter external Wi-Fi adapter with a detachable antenna and a standard USB male to female cableFirst you will need to purchase an N Bulkhead jack and an RP-SMA adapter from you local electronics store If you are having trouble finding the necessary parts for this project you can always purchase everything needed to make a Cantenna from the web Using the soldering iron attach the 12 inch piece of copper wire onto the copper tip of the N Bulkhead jack to serve as your driven element radiatorNext you will need to prepare a 46oz metal soup can which can be found at your local grocery store Using a can opener remove one end and empty the contents out of the can and wash it out Using a 58 drill bit drill a hole 175 inches from the base of the can and then screw the N Bulkhead jack with the copper wire facing the inside of the can If you used a 58 drill bit the N Bulkhead jack should screw in perfectly After the N Bulkhead jack is fitted to the can screw the RP-SMA adapter onto the back of the N Bulkhead jackLastly you will need to remove the original Antenna that came with the Wi-Fi adapter Once the Antenna is removed screw the Wi-Fi adapter onto the back of the RP-SMA adapter Finally attach one
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