A British engineer successfully completed an experiment consisting of connecting to the internet with the help of a two-meter wet rope, soaked in salt water and a telephone cable.
An engineer from the British company Andrews & Arnold Ltd has managed to connect to the internet using a rope dipped in salt water, according to an employee’s blog.
To do this experiment, he used an ADSL line, showing that in addition to copper cables, it is possible to use other types of conductive materials in this type of connection, such as a wet rope.
First he took a two meter rope and dipped it in salt water to transmit signals.
Then he connected the cord to the telephone cable and then attached this cable to his computer, establishing the connection to the internet. He posted his experiment on his blog and Twitter account.
WARNING: since a wet cord is an electrically conductive material, it must not be touched during the connection process.
The speed of data transmission was about 3½ megabits per second, which can not be qualified as slow at all.