Aiming antennas is not being funky is more than well proven, I have done quite a bit of fooling with aiming antennas, including a few balun setups when I was into radio years back.
Only with the older Wifi equipment. With the newer wifi equipment, you do not need fancy antennas, to get a proper signal. You actually degrade the signal, when you start messing around with what the manufacturer set the unit up, by using different antennas, then what the antennas that came with the device. Only if you are going to use the device outdoors, then you would need to use the proper antennas for 2.4ghz/5ghz Wireless-ac.
Again, re-read what I posted. Download the software I told you to use. Then you will see why you have an issue. A bunch of fancy antennas and some lazy figure 8 out of some Internet site, is not going to improve your signal.
Inside structures, and inside densely populated areas, you will have a lot of noise threshold, that will cause interference with your Wifi. If you were to place the router up on top of a structure, with a clear line of sight, you will get max performance. Inside a building, you are only guaranteed so much -db of signal, when using it.
Also the network card, and the antenna for that network card also come into play, which will either make or break how well of a connection you get, when connecting to the A/P, inside the structure.
Edited by Greg62702, 01 February 2014 - 12:21 AM.