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#302995 9-Jan-2023 13:02
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Spark lately beefed up 4G LTE coverage in my area. Well, I can now get data on my mobile more often.. and only just and only sometimes even then.

Two questions about this
- what is the $106 modem spark supply for this 30/17 broadband?
- can I add an aerial and attempt to get service ?

Thanks for any assists!

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  #3019059 9-Jan-2023 14:05
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Will be a Smart Modem 2. These have 2x SMA connections for external antenna.


1x of these, or 2x of these or these with the appropriate cabling & mounting hardware is probably what you are after.


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  #3019814 11-Jan-2023 08:20
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Excellent thanks for the advice. Does this modem automatically have capability to 'bridge' (not exactly the right word) the 4G LTE and an existing DSL connection?

I probably won't do that but I can see it being handy. I'm more likely to run two modems for redundancy instead.

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  #3019819 11-Jan-2023 08:37
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Cellphone coverage is great here.


Tried spark 4G modem. With rooftop aerial Terrible.


Starlink is working great.

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