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# 111817 20-Feb-2008 10:52
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What's this guy on, that's alright speed!




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  # 111818 20-Feb-2008 10:55
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Fizza: OK sbiddle, did speed test (cant be bothered uploading pic) - an yup the vodems by a window , with bout 3 meters of usb.

Download = 1414 kb/s
Upload = 330 kb/s

Ping = 232 ms

Distance = < 50 mi


Whats that like. Your all proabably going, whats this guy on, thats alright speed?



That's an absolutely fantastic speed.. Far better than you'll get moving to Telecom!

 
 
 
 




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  # 111819 20-Feb-2008 11:00
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grant_k - I looked at all that when i go the vodem. we (wife and I) decided not to bother with phone line.

So that a saving of $50

So $80 (3Gb - $10 extra if we go over) - $50 saving on a fone line.

You get the picture. + we use skype for all our calling which means we don't pay national toll rates etc.



BTW people can we keep on topic please. i asked about Antenna and Passive Repeaters for Vodem, not what the best broadband package is. I was hoping this would be a DIY Thread



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# 111821 20-Feb-2008 11:06
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I dunno what the connections are between signal strenght and connection speed.

I just usually get 3 bars (every now and then 4) on 3G and was wanting to see if there was away to get it up to 5
(hence my where are the 'Vodafone Cell Site Map/Position List' thread also)

Big kids like to make their toys go better (was gonna say faster - but signal strength is not speed so 'better' will do).


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# 111822 20-Feb-2008 11:07
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That's a fair request. But when I first read your post I had the clear impression you were actually trying to solve a problem - that we now know doesn't exist at all:

Fizza: I live on North Shore and I get a pretty weak 3G signal inside house (a bit better on the deck outside).
Would really like to up that a bit.

Would be nice if the vodem had an antenna connecter so i could put something up on the roof.







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  # 111823 20-Feb-2008 11:10
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Yeah sorry all, guess I was just being dramatic. No real problem

But yeah i do notice the difference when the vodems not by the window or outside


So yeah if any one has nifty ideas or DIY's to get better signal - just for fun!

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  # 111824 20-Feb-2008 11:16
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Fizza: Yeah sorry all, guess I was just being dramatic. No real problem

But yeah i do notice the difference when the vodems not by the window or outside


So yeah if any one has nifty ideas or DIY's to get better signal - just for fun!


Is the Vodem dropping back to 3G when you move away from the window or is the HSDPA light still staying on?

 
 
 
 




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  # 111825 20-Feb-2008 11:23
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If I have it on my desk it goes to the light blue, but at the window (big bay window) it stays dark blue always. (not sure on the terms)

My desks only just next to the window though.






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  # 111826 20-Feb-2008 11:25
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sbiddle:
Fizza: Yeah sorry all, guess I was just being dramatic. No real problem

But yeah i do notice the difference when the vodems not by the window or outside


So yeah if any one has nifty ideas or DIY's to get better signal - just for fun!


Is the Vodem dropping back to 3G when you move away from the window or is the HSDPA light still staying on?


Its meant to drop back to 3G you are only allocated a HSDPA channel (radio resources) when required. That is why Vodem LED will flick between blue and Aqua Blue

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# 111829 20-Feb-2008 11:59
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freitasm: What's this guy on, that's alright speed!


Agreed. What was your problem again Wink?

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