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# 36642 29-Jun-2009 18:20
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Just a thought and probably a stupid one at that, but can my Bordernet (previously owned by Ihug) Satellite Internet dish be used to boost my Vodafone Wireless Broadband signal?  I was going to buy/am buying a yagi antenna from the outfit in Nelson that advertise on Trademe but just wondered if the dish can be used.  I think the dish is 110cm and still has the LNB, connectors, etc - in fact its still working, haven't cancelled my connection/account yet.

I am using the Vodem Stick K3715 with crappy signal of 1 (2 occasionally) bars so would like to improve it.

Any ideas?  TIA.

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  # 229284 29-Jun-2009 18:25
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Use the vodem stick on a USB lead to give it more height


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  # 229310 29-Jun-2009 19:21
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+1 for JohnR's suggestion. Just being able to easily move the Vodem around makes it possible to find a coverage "sweet-spot"


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  # 229330 29-Jun-2009 19:59
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OK, thanks for that. I think I read somewhere that there is no loss over USB so I will get a 5m USB2.0 cable.

Edit:  Do I need to get an 'active' USB cable if only using 5m?

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