How to Boost WiFi Signal with Aluminum Foil [Infographic]

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So your WiFi’s signals are bad in corners of the house? No worries, here’s the guide on how to boost WiFi signal with Aluminum foil. ๐Ÿ˜€

You can easily strengthen your WiFi’s signal using Aluminum foil which acts as a cheap WiFi extenderย and this will work on most routers.

Simply go to the kitchen and grab some foil which is often used by moms for wrapping foods. You also need a small paper box. These steps will increase your signal strength pretty much. ๐Ÿ˜›

Requirements: Things You Need

  • Aluminum foil
  • Small paper box
  • Scissor (optional)
  • Tape
  • Your router.

I live in a small apartment but my router is old and its range isn’t too good even for a small house. Although it has one antenna, I was able to boost my signal by a staggering 65% and reduce my latency.

In fact, I can’t guarantee if you will increase your signal more or less. However, the placement of your router also plays a vital role in distributing the signal all over the house. I usually prefer hanging it up on a wall or putting somewhere high.

Also Read: Fix “No Internet, Secured” WiFi Error in Windows 10

How to Boost WiFi Signal with Aluminum Foil?

You could easily get better signals from your old router to your laptop using this life hack.

The steps are:

  1. Find some Aluminum foil.
  2. Find a small box (your router’s box will do the job).
  3. Stick the foil on the surface of the box.
  4. Create holes on the box to put the antenna in.
  5. Put the box cover with aluminum foil onto the antenna.

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Video guide:

This is the video guide on increasing your WiFi’s range using a simple Aluminum foil. This trick really helps to improve your signal on any router.


I recently bought a laptop and I have my router in my bedroom where my desktop PC is. But my living room is a bit far from the bedroom, and that’s where I usually use my laptop sitting on the couch.

This trick of boosting your WiFi’s signal is worth trying. I have experimented this many times and checked my signal strength with and without the foil, and the results are drastic. This also helped my phones get better signals.

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