Published on June 22nd, 2009 | by Jules Yap


Ikea strainer Wi-Fi antenna

Worth catches more than you think possible with an Ikea strainer.

He says, “It’s certainly nothing new as it’s been done before, but I’m still kinda proud of it. It involves the Idealisk strainer.

I bought one at the Ikea here in Moscow where I’m studying abroad for the summer. I made a Wi-Fi booster antenna with a USB Wi-Fi adapter.

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

8 Responses to Ikea strainer Wi-Fi antenna

  1. P R Vézole says:

    Ikea strainer Wi-Fi antenna:
    I am using this system since 2010
    My house is build with 80cm width walls. ADSL box is placed at the 2nd floor, I uses my computer on the 1st floor. Signal has to pass through a large wall and a ceiling
    Before >>> 1 to 2 Mbits
    After >>>> up to 144 Mbits depending where I put it on the table. I have to check out the best position, 20cm right or left, forward or backward, are enough to increase or decrease the signal

  2. Anonymous says:

    What was the performece (siqnal quality etc..) before and after?

  3. Anonymous says:

    The in-text ads are a little annoying, but they must help pay the hosting bills :)

  4. Jules says:

    Yes Patrix, I am testing out some text linked ads. Anon, nothing shady going on. :) The ads are those with double underscore and are user-triggered. If you don’t want them popping up, just don’t mouse over them.

  5. Anonymous says:


  6. Anonymous says:

    Not sure what that’s in response to, but there aren’t any in-text add links in ikeahacker’s post or the linked article, so you must have something shady inserting links in the background.

  7. Patrix says:

    Not a big fan of in-text ad links.

  8. Anonymous says:

    I hope that Prismacolor was used up!

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