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# 208923 5-Mar-2017 15:46
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Does anyone know where I can get an antenna for my Vodafone home wireless modem? The modem works best when it has line of sight out the window, and at the moment I have a bit of an ugly temporary setup where I have stacked it in top of a few objects to elevate it.

 

There are a couple of threaded antenna ports on the back - do I need to get an antenna that attaches to both of them? Is this a generic thing that I can get from somewhere like Jaycar, or would it be specific to this device?


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  # 1730435 5-Mar-2017 16:17
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  # 1730499 5-Mar-2017 18:36
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Thanks! I was hoping for something to use indoors, but I get the impression that it's not as simple as just stringing up a cable. Maybe elevating the unit itself is the best option for now.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1730546 5-Mar-2017 20:43
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You can get "bunny ears" for them to use indoors (which I have on mine) $50, but they aren't really worth it - I haven't seen any gain in using them..

 

Would be better off in the long run with something external as suggested above, I know cellutronics also do a Yagi Kit for the B315


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  # 1730550 5-Mar-2017 20:49
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The indoor Omni's do make a difference, but usually you need to make sure you lock to external antenna when using them. There are also a few indoor window mount options out there.

 

 





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  # 1730588 5-Mar-2017 22:09
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coffeebaron:

 

This: https://www.gowifi.co.nz/antennas-700-900-directional/ant-228.html 

 

And 2x: https://www.gowifi.co.nz/cabling-coax-pigtails/p-39.html 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is the performance of these antennas over the standard 11dBi yagi's?

 

 

 

[EDIT] IE worth upgrading?


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  # 1730897 6-Mar-2017 13:22
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jjnz1:

 

coffeebaron:

 

This: https://www.gowifi.co.nz/antennas-700-900-directional/ant-228.html 

 

And 2x: https://www.gowifi.co.nz/cabling-coax-pigtails/p-39.html 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is the performance of these antennas over the standard 11dBi yagi's?

 

 

 

[EDIT] IE worth upgrading?

 

 

Not worth upgrading if you already have 2x ANT-205's. The ANT-228 seems produced better noise reduction and is a bit quicker and easier to install. So for new install, then yes go the ANT-228 over 2x 205's.

 

If you are deep rural though an upgrade to 2x these could be worthwhile; but not if you're too close to urban or cell-site due to no 1800+ bands etc.

 

 https://www.gowifi.co.nz/antennas-700-900/ant-213.html 

 

https://twitter.com/nzcoffeebaron/status/837210777178157056 

 

 





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 Just how far do you want the wifi signal to go?   A shed outside the house?  Across a farm or yard?  To a garage?




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  # 1732822 8-Mar-2017 07:24
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It's not for the wifi signal - that's fine as is. I just want to improve the 4G reception.


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  # 1732864 8-Mar-2017 09:48
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Would an old Woosh antenna work? (I used one of these years ago when the only choice for me was Woosh) suction cup to the window, and hopefully the antenna plug size is the same.

 

Theres an auction:

 

http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/networking-modems/modems/auction-1275132698.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 


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     >It's not for the wifi signal - that's fine as is. I just want to improve the 4G reception.<

 

Ahhh, I see.  When I visit my mother on the Gold Coast she is in a marginal reception area as well as a completely brick house, so I use a little suction cup plastic holder that the modem sits in and attached to a window, then use a 2 metre USB cable between it and the computer ... seems to work fine.


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  # 1732888 8-Mar-2017 10:31
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 Alistair ... whereabouts are you?  I have found a spare high gain antenna that would screw into the back of your modem ... happy to let you try it out.

 

It's about 32cm long/high, and if I recall around 12dBi possibly a 15dBi one.

 

 


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Antenna needs to do LTE 700+1800+2600 bands. Woosh one won't be compatible.




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