- Dec 27, 2007
- 8,516 (1.72/day)
- Kansas City
|System Name||The Dove Box Rev 3.0|
|Processor||i7 8700k @ 4.7GHz|
|Motherboard||Asus Maximus X APEX|
|Cooling||Custom water loop|
|Memory||16GB 3600 MHz DDR4|
|Video Card(s)||2x MSI 780 Ti's in SLI|
|Storage||500GB Samsung 850 PCIe SSD, 4TB|
|Display(s)||27" Asus 144Hz|
|Case||Enermax Fulmo GT|
|Audio Device(s)||ON BOARD FTW|
|Power Supply||Corsair 1200W|
|Software||Win 10 64x|
What do you do when your signal sucks? Buy a 16dbi antenna and build a giant parabolic reflector.
What do you do when your adapter overheats? Strip it, slap on some heatsinks, and wire a couple fans to a 5v wall-wart.
All the crazy rope is so I could mount it and have full control over position and orientation. However, I didn't want to punch holes in the reflector and I didn't want to use pulleys either, so I messed around until I had a harness and then messed around some more until I had the rope going through a couple hooks where I can just pull on it to adjust orientation and them clamp it in place.
And the results? Based on measurements from the Ralink utility, I used to get about -88dBm strength and 40-50% link quality. Now I average -74 to -70 dBm strength and 70-80% link quality. Signal noise went up too, but only a few dBm.
Freakin McGuyver over there! I like the pink paper clip, it adds an accent to the motif.