Food Strainer – Your Wifi reception booster!

I recently moved to a new house. Everything went well apart from my telephone & internet line migration. As for now, the telco/ISP (the Malaysian TMNet aka TMNut) cannot do the migration process due to technical problems. Been whacking their customer service almost everyday but they seem to have a trick of looping our reports and complains into some kind of black hole. They responded with varies of reasons such as no ports available, faulty line ect..etc.. but none of them seems to make any sense.

I desperately need internet connection at home and luckily a neighbor who are a broadband subscriber willing to share his internet connection with me via Wifi. He already have a wireless AP installed at his home for personal use.

So I plugged in my USB wifi adapter and manage to connect to his AP.

My USB wifi adapter

But the signal is very sluggish which is expected due to the distance between our house. The link quality barely archive 50% and I got frequent disconnection.

Wifi before food strainer

Fortunately a few months back I’ve stumbled upon some funny trick of using food strainer to boost wireless signal. So this is the most suitable time try it out.

I bought myself a new food strainer for RM11.00 and I cut a little hole just about the size of my USB wifi body.

My New Food Strainer

Put the device through the hole

Wifi inside food strainer

Wifi inside food strainer 2

And… PRESTO!!!

Wifi after food strainer

Neat (ugly) huh… But it surely works. My connection is now very stable.

My desktop show off ! (pardon my old hardwares. I’m a cheap geek..)

My powerful desktop

***I’m now thinking of permanently unsubscribe my TmNut telephone/internet line 😉

6 thoughts on “Food Strainer – Your Wifi reception booster!”

  1. kudos! a very neat ugly trick 😉 as long as u don’t use ur existing house appliances else ur wife wud be looking for u…

  2. I have a really finely knit strainer that we use to strain orzo and rinse canned beans/vegetables. It gets bits of food stuck in it and we have done everything we can think of to clean it and get the food out.

  3. I have one of those tiny ones too.-it is from when my mom was little even. I be sure to rinse it with hot water the second I am done using it-even if Im not going to wash it at that time.

  4. So, I searched around the internet and local stores and whatnot, but it seems that from reviews I’ve read on the ones I’ve found, strainers/colanders can have issues with food getting stuck or being hard to clean. So, I am looking for the best possible rice strainer.

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