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Wannabe Geek

#275746 7-Sep-2020 16:16
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Hello we recently moved from Auckland central with very fast fibre out to a rural property in Coatesville, where we have very poor cellphone service (on 2degrees). For Internet we have Farmside. The modem box seems super-sensitive to position, we managed to find one place in the house where we can get enough signal for it to work. When we get 3 bars of signal, everything works great; but with 2 bars it is pretty sketchy. I have tried moving the box around while looking at the signal data from the router page to get a better signal, even 1mm of movement can make a dramatic difference but we can't get it to stay consistent. It seems we need an antenna to boost the signal.


Elsewhere in these forums I've seen this antenna recommended for Huawei 525, is this still the best option available today?


Can anyone recommend an installer that services my area?




Rsrq: -10db


Rsrp: -115dBm


Rssi: -83dBm


PCI: 241


Upload Freq: 730.5 Mhz


Band: 28


From looking at the GIS maps we are 1.8km in a straight line to the nearest Vodafone tower.



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Ultimate Geek


  #2559725 7-Sep-2020 16:20
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paging @coffeebaron



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Wannabe Geek

  #2559793 7-Sep-2020 17:53
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Thanks, I DM'd him already as he was the guy recommending that antenna but he's not in Auckland for a couple of weeks. Family is bugging me to fix this now.


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  #2559924 7-Sep-2020 20:55
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I think I can probably get there mid-late next week. Above antenna is a great choice. Can you PM or message me your address so I can check a few things?



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