4" diameter coffee can
Standard wireless dipole antenna
This external antenna came with a belkin wireless card.|
Internally, it's the same as most generic antennas
A bit of prying reveals the innards. It's a standard dipole.|
The top recieves signal and the lower half is grounded.
|The top of the dipole happens to be the correct size for the element in our old friend the cantenna. All we have to do is drill a hole 1.72 inches from the bottom of the can. Then solder the lower shielded half to the can.|
|Once it's done, we can re-attache the base. Just slit it down the side, cut off the top and wrap it around the original antenna base. Add a zip tie to hold things together.|