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.
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.
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.
Put the device through the hole
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..)
***I’m now thinking of permanently unsubscribe my TmNut telephone/internet line 😉