Today we have an interesting hack that involves taking your standard WiFi antenna and for five cents converts it into something like those $30 range extender antennas you can buy. It involves the following tools & supplies: small gauge solid copper wire, a drywall screw a little soldering and a plastic straw (yes like those at your favorite fast food restaurant).
The end result doesn't look all that bad and he has the following video to demonstrate how he did it and "prove" that it works. I haven't tried it myself, but it looks like it might just work. Here's the video:
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