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#61331 14-May-2010 11:45
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I am currently looking at getting mobile broadband as an alternative broadband choice. I would prefer to get an XT connection but reception for us is not so good. However XT sell devices that you can hook an external antenna up to on your roof to vastly improve the coverage to your device. With Vodafone we receive a bit more reception but I was wanting to know if there is any way that I can connect an external antenna to a vodafone device to improve the signal any further. i cannot find any information if you cna with a vodafone device.

So if anybody knows please let me know.

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  #330069 14-May-2010 12:34
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The best device I can advise of is the MIFI it does not take external antenna

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/shop/mobileInternetDetails.jsp?skuId=sku6920066&selectedView=onAccount&sel...

Device supports 3G and 3G extended and WIFI all in one unit and it can be mounted up higher

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  #330306 15-May-2010 09:05
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Hi, you may find this following product of interest, it does have an external antenna connector, and the supplier has antennas to suit, also note it is available in both 850/2100 for XT or 900/2100 for Vodafone.

http://www.powertec.co.nz/store/index.php/mobile-routers-modems/3g-mobile-broadband-routers/ericsson...

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  #332064 20-May-2010 08:42
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For the devices made by Vodafone you van either crack them open to find the internal antennas and making the warrenty void or you can use a universal coupling device to wrap around the USB stick. I got one from Panorama Antennas from their office in Melbourne and then realised they had an online distributor in NZ - http://www.antennasonline.co.nz/

you could give them a go.

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  #332420 20-May-2010 15:47
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cyril7: Hi, you may find this following product of interest, it does have an external antenna connector, and the supplier has antennas to suit, also note it is available in both 850/2100 for XT or 900/2100 for Vodafone.

http://www.powertec.co.nz/store/index.php/mobile-routers-modems/3g-mobile-broadband-routers/ericsson...

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The company 'Powertec.co.nz' sells vodafone and telecom mobile repeaters for the home and office.

I thought this kind of technology was not allowed unless written permission has been granted from the telco. I am wrong?

 

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  #332425 20-May-2010 16:03
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If you note they say you require a licence to use, well maybe not the powertec site but their sister site says so, I seem to remember if you try and order one they will not sell it to you until you produce a permit from a telco.

Edit, sorry its not a sister site, its another supplier of the same product, regardless they cannot and wont sell it to you without you gaining permission.


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  #332432 20-May-2010 16:12
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The Ericsson W35 device picks up the 3g signal and retransmits it in you house as 2.4GHz wireless LAN. Therefore there is no issues the licences as this frequency is unlicenced. As most laptops come with WLAN built in it means you do not need to buy any more hardware and just plug and play.

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  #332434 20-May-2010 16:16
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Hi, yes we well understood that, Joel was simply pointing out that the site also had repeater devices which transmit in the licenced cellular bands.

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  #332497 20-May-2010 17:53
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How does one get a permit for these repeaters? Cousin lives in birkenhead and has crap vodafone coverage and was thinking of getting something, but they are sticklers for not breaking random laws.




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  #332520 20-May-2010 18:50
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talk to johnr

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  #332586 20-May-2010 20:34
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+1 on the W35, and you can have your home phone number on it too.
Who needs wires... apart from the antenna cable.

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