Friday, August 24, 2007

Indoor Windsurfer

It hasn't been very windy lately, here on Bonaire, so it seems like an indoor windsurfer is just the ticket. In fact you can use one too, even if you are living far from the inviting waters of Sorobon.

All you need is some card stock, some aluminum foil, a computer printer to print the template from this web site, and a wireless router. The indoor windsurfer is a parabolic antenna that you can use to focus the signal from your wireless router. I don't know why they called it the Windsurfer, but it is a clever design, easy to assemble, and actually seems to work. Sandra says she has "lots of bars" out in the living room now.

So it appears that the signal from our router is now concentrated in our living room instead of splattering all over the place, including the apartments next door and the Golden Reef Inn behind us. We're running WPA encryption, of course, but controlling the signal has to be good thing too.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Awesome, this looks cool, I am going to try it out and let you know how it works.