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MrAmerica

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#237798 18-Jun-2018 16:44
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As above, I have a holiday place with no internet connection (rural) and its not worth getting a rural wireless connection until we move there full time in the next year or so. I have a Skinny mobile with rollover data that is building up because I am usually on wifi.

Is there a good 4G to wifi router with ext antenna that I can use on Skinny that someone could recommend that I could put my SIM into when we want internet ie Netflix ?

Would consider a data plan on any carrier also but havent found anything suitable yet.

Cheers

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wratterus
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  #2039914 18-Jun-2018 16:48
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Could you just buy a B315s off TradeMe? I'm not sure if they are locked down at all...I'm sure someone here would be able to help with that. 

https://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/networking-modems/wireless-networking/routers/listing-1669444030.htm?rsqid=07bc5074d36440a9bc52de98243c6612

 

 

 

https://www.gowifi.co.nz/700-directional/ant-205.html

 

 

 

https://www.gowifi.co.nz/pigtails/p-39.html

 

 


MrAmerica

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  #2039915 18-Jun-2018 16:51
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wratterus:

Could you just buy a B315s off TradeMe? I'm not sure if they are locked down at all...I'm sure someone here would be able to help with that. 

https://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/networking-modems/wireless-networking/routers/listing-1669444030.htm?rsqid=07bc5074d36440a9bc52de98243c6612


 


https://www.gowifi.co.nz/700-directional/ant-205.html


 


https://www.gowifi.co.nz/pigtails/p-39.html


 





Perfect, thank you.

 
 
 
 


snowfly
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  #2039916 18-Jun-2018 16:54
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I currently use a B315 at a holiday house, its from Skinny, but I use it with a 2degrees SIM, so it is not locked.
It does have antenna ports on the back, but I haven't tried that.

 

I'm currently in the process of replacing with a B618 (which has better Wifi, and VPN built in), and that has antenna ports too.
If I decide to sell the B315, I'll let you know.

 

 


MrAmerica

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  #2039918 18-Jun-2018 16:57
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snowfly:

I currently use a B315 at a holiday house, its from Skinny, but I use it with a 2degrees SIM, so it is not locked.
It does have antenna ports on the back, but I haven't tried that.


I'm currently in the process of replacing with a B618 (which has better Wifi, and VPN built in), and that has antenna ports too.
If I decide to sell the B315, I'll let you know.


 




Ok thanks.

1eStar
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  #2041123 20-Jun-2018 14:58
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I have used a spark branded huawei mf910 mobile Wi-Fi unit very successfully on skinny. (Doesn't look like they sell them any more)


I have used an external aerial also.

35dBi 4G external indoor LTE WIFI Antenna Signal Amplifier TS9 Connector for E589 E392 ZTE MF61 MF62 aircard 753s 754s760s
http://s.aliexpress.com/VBjiMzMn

Hunter
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  #2041220 20-Jun-2018 16:08
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I bought a little Dlink DIR510L for sometime now
Not sure if still available.

Connect that to my phone internet and it is good to go

Have used that in places like hotels to give all my equipment a little bit more security.
A resort I frequent, only have wifi available at foyer area.
So I plug into their RJ45 phone jack to get internet, and use Dlink as a hotspot in my chalet
Can use as emergency phone battery charger as well.
More than capable to charge up my tablet battery
Range is good as well, can use it upstairs at resort chalet but have not push it far enough yet.

About size of a cellphone, no problems getting thru checkin at airports.

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