Make 2.4GHz parabolic mesh dishes from cheap but sturdy Chinese cookware scoops & a USB WiFi adaptor ! The largest (300mm diam) shows 12-15dB gain (enough for a LOS range extension to 3-5km), costs ~US$5 & comes with a user friendly bamboo handle that suits WLAN fieldwork- if you can handle the curious stares!
Much better known as “Poor Man’s Wifi”. This will be a nice project for all those DIY’ers out there who wants to make the most out of their WIFI signals on their PC’s, laptops and PDA’s and even cellphones. And Pinoy’s will have an advantage because those cookwares, bamboos, etc.. are very much abundant everywhere in the Philippines. So what are you waiting for? Grab now your momma’s/lola’s cookware and start making it! 😆
More info and pics: http://www.usbwifi.orcon.net.nz/