Romanians who do not have a strong internet signal from the routers they have in their homes are looking for all kinds of methods to make it cover as large an area as possible. What happens if you put aluminum foil over your home Wi-Fi router? You will do this every day.
How to benefit from strong internet in all that. You need something that can be found in every kitchen
If you are among those who are looking for a solution to have a strong Internet signal throughout the house, scientists have discovered a very simple method to do it.
Besides the fact that the method is simple, it is also very cheap. All you need is a material that many people have in their kitchen.
Aluminum foil, the effective method to boost the wireless signal
The study by Dartmouth College researchers concluded that aluminum foil can be used effectively to boost wireless signal in the home. So are aluminum cans.
Scientists have discovered that by using aluminum foil as a “wall” positioned behind the Wi-Fi router, the direction of propagation of wireless signals inside homes can be controlled. This will improve the wireless signal strength in a certain area of our home.
What scientists have achieved through the study done
“We increased the strength of wireless signals and thus Wi-Fi connections became more secure,” said researcher Xia Zhou of Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire.
In addition, the researchers set out to study whether a similar solution could be used to optimally route the wireless signal from the router.
What else have scientists done?
In this way, the study team made a WiPrint, that is, a system that analyzes the interior or floor plan of the house to identify places where the Wi-Fi signal can be increased, as well as areas where a strong wireless signal is not needed.
The reflector made by the team of researchers managed in tests to increase the wireless signal by up to 55.1% in the areas where it was desired to increase its power and, in addition, it managed to reduce the intensity of the wireless signal by up to 63.3% in targeted areas.
“With an approximate investment of only $35 and specifying wireless coverage requirements, we can make a custom reflector whose performance can be even higher than antennas costing thousands of dollars,” said Xia Zhou.