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Topic # 201620 26-Aug-2016 21:59
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As the title says, just looking for a nice external antenna to attach to the modem

 

 

 

Thanks!






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  Reply # 1618118 26-Aug-2016 22:08
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cellutronics.co.nz

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  Reply # 1618119 26-Aug-2016 22:13
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https://www.gowifi.co.nz/

 

Very good to deal with.





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  Reply # 1618122 26-Aug-2016 22:23
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1eStar: cellutronics.co.nz

 

That's a bit pricey. I saw some people mention antennas for 15 bucks but couldn't find em








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  Reply # 1618124 26-Aug-2016 22:28
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SATTV:

 

https://www.gowifi.co.nz/

 

Very good to deal with.

 

 

I don't know which bands to look for.






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  Reply # 1618130 26-Aug-2016 22:44
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Check the new Skinny Broadband thread... plenty cheap ones mentioned there but "quality" may be questionable ☺️



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  Reply # 1618143 26-Aug-2016 22:47
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PhantomNVD: Check the new Skinny Broadband thread... plenty cheap ones mentioned there but "quality" may be questionable ☺️

 

Uh oh...have you got any?






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  Reply # 1618145 26-Aug-2016 23:04
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What model modem have you got?

 

What are you trying to achieve?

 

John

 

 





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  Reply # 1618146 26-Aug-2016 23:10
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SATTV:

 

What model modem have you got?

 

What are you trying to achieve?

 

John

 

 

 

 

1.I don't know, I got Skinny broadband a week or so ago so whatever latest modem they're giving.

 

2.I get two bars of coverage on the display and I'm trying to get three. I don't have 700mhz LTE according to Spark's coverage map.






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  Reply # 1618166 27-Aug-2016 07:47
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You may have to get off your computer chair and help yourself. If you lift the router you may find a model number on it.

You asked for quality, so I suggested a site that supplies quality aerials, these guys happen to have some clues about what connectors you'll need, and have a variety of aerials for different applications, is external mounts etc.

Now you want cheap, find out what connectors your modem has then search on aliexpress

If you are connecting on the 1800MHz band, aerials are easy to find on aliexpress etc. If you are connecting on 700MHz you will probably have to search a bit deeper.

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  Reply # 1618191 27-Aug-2016 08:17
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Firebreaker:

 

 

 

1.I don't know, I got Skinny broadband a week or so ago so whatever latest modem they're giving.

 

2.I get two bars of coverage on the display and I'm trying to get three. I don't have 700mhz LTE according to Spark's coverage map.

 

 

1 - Huawei B315

 

2 - If you have no 700MHz then you will be on 1800MHz see this thread http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=137&topicid=201512&page_no=3

 

The antenna's talked about there are cheap and my not be good quality. if you already get two bars, something in this thread will probably suffice.

 

You need two antenna's, both with SMA connectors and you will possibly need to change the settings to force the router to use the external antenna.

 

John

 

 





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  Reply # 1618234 27-Aug-2016 09:34
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SATTV:

Firebreaker:


 


1.I don't know, I got Skinny broadband a week or so ago so whatever latest modem they're giving.


2.I get two bars of coverage on the display and I'm trying to get three. I don't have 700mhz LTE according to Spark's coverage map.



1 - Huawei B315


2 - If you have no 700MHz then you will be on 1800MHz see this thread http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=137&topicid=201512&page_no=3


The antenna's talked about there are cheap and my not be good quality. if you already get two bars, something in this thread will probably suffice.


You need two antenna's, both with SMA connectors and you will possibly need to change the settings to force the router to use the external antenna.


John


 


Sweet! Thanks!





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  Reply # 1624580 6-Sep-2016 13:32
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I've ordered a pair from eBay here , they should be here in a week or two

 

But I'm returning my modem as I can't change DNS settings or add an IP phone.

 

I'll put them on the for sale section for $25 plus postage when they arrive.


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