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Topic # 24429 23-Jul-2008 22:02 Send private message

hey guys,

am asking on behalf of my employer, hoping someone round here can help (have tried browsing thru the last 10 or so pages
without luck),
currently when he is located in the marlborough sounds, with a Lenovo T61 notebook with built-in vodafone modem,
he gets a very poor signal. as it isn't a plug-in card, or run from a phone, theres no way to stick a bigger aerial on it.

is there any other way he can improve the signal he recieves, perhaps an antenna he can attach to the house or similar
that boosts the signal?

uses GPRS and not 3G.

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Ultimate Geek

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  Reply # 150804 23-Jul-2008 23:08 Send private message

I gather your modem is running only on 2100mhz? I may have an option, i have emailed my supplier to see whats about,





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  Reply # 150829 24-Jul-2008 08:12 Send private message

As advised in the first post its 2g only so will be working off 900mhz




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  Reply # 150850 24-Jul-2008 09:31 Send private message



Yeah my bad, didnt read it properly

Ok so its a 900mhz device using GPRS. I can source a 900mhz booster which can use an induction pad to send the boosted signal to the internal antenna if you know where that is located on the body of the laptop.

If that is not going to do the job i may be able to access a short range wireless booster for a desk top which will boost a vodafone handset and data connection. I will check it out and repost if i can find one.






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  Reply # 151007 24-Jul-2008 16:16 Send private message


Best solution I've seen recently is from Wilson.

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  Reply # 151011 24-Jul-2008 16:24 Send private message

bbman:

If that is not going to do the job i may be able to access a short range wireless booster for a desk top which will boost a vodafone handset and data connection. I will check it out and repost if i can find one.



You do know that owning or using any sort of unauthorised mini-repeater is illegal, and you can be fined up to $30K for individuals or $200K for companies if it causes any sort of network interference.

Section 103 of the Radio Communications Act I believe.

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  Reply # 151018 24-Jul-2008 16:52 Send private message

thanks for the responses, have sent a few emails off making enquiries.

regarding the mini-repeaters mentioned above, do vodafone have any official ones they offer at all?

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  Reply # 151030 24-Jul-2008 17:13 Send private message

These are wilson units which Vodafone promote on their website, the vehicle wireless system may not yet be available on vodafone, it is on Telecom.





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  Reply # 151042 24-Jul-2008 17:53 Send private message

5loth: thanks for the responses, have sent a few emails off making enquiries.

regarding the mini-repeaters mentioned above, do vodafone have any official ones they offer at all?


There are but can not go on private property and there are some requirements that need to be discussed with Account manager.




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