Not satisfied with the coverage area of the wireless signal in your house? Ever wonder how WiFi works? Don’t have the money to buy $300 on a pair of antennas? Have the DIY spirit? Well then come to HackPittsburgh and make your own!
Meta Mesh, Pittsburgh’s wireless mesh networking company founded at HackPittsburgh, is beginning a series of workshops aimed at better educating the public about WiFi and we’re going to start things off by teaching you how to build your own dipole antennas for use in your own home! Bring your router from home that has external antennas connected via RP-SMA connectors (that’s the most common type of connector for routers) and walk out of there with up to two dipole antennas INCLUDING a basic stand for the antennas. You can make either 2.4GHz or 5GHz-compatible antennas!
Bring your wireless router to HackPittsburgh on Sunday, September 9th at 12pm and you will walk away not only with a new set of antennas but the basic knowledge of how WiFi works, what limits the FCC puts on its usage, and things you can do to improve wireless reception in your house or apartment!
Event Cost is $20
Please click here to register.