A slow internet connection at home can be everyone’s worst enemy under the new normal. You can’t enjoy your mobile legend game, you can’t watch your favorite series vulnerabilities on Netflix, and you can’t keep yourself productive in your work and studies if the internet runs at a snail’s pace. So, if you think that you are not getting the internet speed that you are paying
for; chances are the problem is related to your wireless router, not the service provider.
While you can’t do much about broad strains in Internet infrastructure, there is a cheap and simple strategy that you can try to make sure your WiFi signal power is in tip-top shape for press times.
A piece of research by scientists at Dartmouth College in the United States, originally presented at ACM’s BuildSys event in 2017, found that installing an aluminum foil cap on your router can boost WiFi signals by more than 50 percent through any home. “Through this single solution we address a number of
challenges that plague wireless users,” Zia Chiu, an assistant professor of computer science at Dartmouth College, said in a statement in November 2017. “We not only strengthen the wireless signal, we make this same signal more secure.”
The researchers came up with the claim that placing soda on the back of a router improves WiFi because it helps to reflect signals and beam multiple directions. Behind this, the team embarked on a journey to design more effective wireless reflectors. They use a series of tests and calculation algorithms to figure out what would be the most optimal shape. This led to the invention of a curly 3D-printed S-shaped wave lined with aluminum foil, which is seen as the most efficient shape for improving signals.
A wireless reflection can be custom-built to surpass the antenna at a cost of several thousand dollars, citing the cost of about $35(probably the cost of 3D printing materials, etc.) and coverage," Zhou said. Of course, you don’t need to understand complex math or 3D printers to get results. Just try it for yourself and see what works. After all, you probably have too much time on your hands right now.