While copying large files across computers on my network, I became rather frustrated with the amount of time it was taking. So I did a bit of research on ways to speed up my wireless network and performed a not quite scientific experiment to measure the fruits of my labor.
In case you were wondering, my network is the Nerdoleum. It's kind of like a mausoleum, but more nerdy and less dead.
Oh damn look at that! 77% is a crying shame. I'm getting a better signal from my neighbor's network. How is that even possible?
Copying my 491 Megabyte test file in this state took 6 minutes 15 seconds
Surely I can do something to change the situation
What can't cheap beer fix?
- drink two cans of cheap beer
- use some crappy right-handed scissors to cut off the bottom of the can
- slice open the can and pretend to bend into some sort of parabola
- throw those cans over the wireless routers antennas to direct wasted signal energy in an appropriate direction
- be thirsty
Oh hay! That seems to be a bit better.
Copying the file across the network again took 5 minutes 29 seconds. That's about a 12% increase in speed. WOOHOO! It's not much, but it's not too shabby for two cans of beer and one minute of work.
Now quite reading, and go drink a cheap beer.