March 05, 2005
Parabolic antenna


Our wireless network is great, but doesn’t stretch quite all the way through our apartment. It peters out halfway down the hall to the bedroom.

But not anymore. Tod built this nifty parabolic antenna from a thin sheet of metal and some foamcore. It’s not the most stylish thing in the house, but it works.

What was my first Google search from bed? Of course… (NSFW)

Posted by kuri at March 05, 2005 07:37 PM


Your use of the nameist phrase “peters out” betrays your fundamental indifference to the massive, historically significant and ongoing discrimination against people named “Peter”

Posted by: peterb on March 5, 2005 09:39 PM

How clever, Tod.

Posted by: Fran on March 5, 2005 11:12 PM

This is an automated message: Good to know these gadgets radiate weak enough a signal so they may have to be passively amplified :-)

Posted by: 170 or 85 on March 6, 2005 05:48 AM

just this morning i was complaining to my husband of lack-of-signal-strength on our airport extreme base station (which is new) and my computer (which is also new.) we figured that the 802.11g network is not as wide as our old 802.11b one so we then spent 30 minutes trying to rearrange stuff in our office so that the antenna would reach out the door and into the rest of the apartment! funny that you had a similar issue :)

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Posted by: Zhang Liping on March 13, 2005 12:00 PM
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