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# 95480 5-Jan-2012 18:08
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I see Vodafone have a UMTS 3G booster, little white box, external antenna etc. Can anyone (JohnR) tell me what frequencies they operate on, ie can they do the 900MHz UMTS freq?

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  # 564934 5-Jan-2012 18:10
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3G 2100mhz its called Sure Signal

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  # 564936 5-Jan-2012 18:19
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lol?





 
 
 
 




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  # 564955 5-Jan-2012 19:29
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OK sure thats not the one that runs off the internet?
I want a booster for a weak signal area.

This be the beast

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  # 564967 5-Jan-2012 19:56
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From that PDF:

Your Vodafone UMTS/3G Booster is intended for use only on the Vodafone network and exclusively for the country specified.


May be wrong, but don't think they're specified for NZ....



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  # 564979 5-Jan-2012 20:35
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RunningMan: From that PDF:

Your Vodafone UMTS/3G Booster is intended for use only on the Vodafone network and exclusively for the country specified.


May be wrong, but don't think they're specified for NZ....


Yeah you are wrong. They are in use here.

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  # 564985 5-Jan-2012 20:47
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  # 564988 5-Jan-2012 20:51
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kiwitrc:
RunningMan: From that PDF:

Your Vodafone UMTS/3G Booster is intended for use only on the Vodafone network and exclusively for the country specified.


May be wrong, but don't think they're specified for NZ....


Yeah you are wrong. They are in use here.


As far as I am aware there is no unit like this sold by Vodafone NZ.
This means that it is not specified to be used here and therfore anyone using one is doing so illegally.




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  # 564998 5-Jan-2012 21:08
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Strange, yes the product appears to be from overseas. It is possible instead to get Wireless Broadband which involves getting an installer to install a high gain directional antenna: http://www.vodafone.co.nz/broadband/wireless/install/.

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  # 565003 5-Jan-2012 21:15
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codyc1515: Strange, yes the product appears to be from overseas. It is possible instead to get Wireless Broadband which involves getting an installer to install a high gain directional antenna: http://www.vodafone.co.nz/broadband/wireless/install/.

Like this one??




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  # 565004 5-Jan-2012 21:16
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codyc1515: Strange, yes the product appears to be from overseas. It is possible instead to get Wireless Broadband which involves getting an installer to install a high gain directional antenna: http://www.vodafone.co.nz/broadband/wireless/install/.

Like this one??

Yes, the link I mentioned is for the RBI installs and that device looks the same to me.

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  # 565011 5-Jan-2012 21:33
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This looks like a low-power generic amplifier - bit of a blunderbus approach, it basically is a dumb unit that picks up all frequencies coming in and blasts them back out. Great way to create a feedback loop - they are not new ideas, have been used for years. If they are  the are indeed mini-amps, they need careful management to not create problems - which is probably why you haven't seen them in nz (effort vs return).

Suresignal is probably a better idea, but not much use if you don't want or can't get Vodafone Dsl. 




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  # 565022 5-Jan-2012 21:41
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antoniosk: This looks like a low-power generic amplifier - bit of a blunderbus approach, it basically is a dumb unit that picks up all frequencies coming in and blasts them back out. Great way to create a feedback loop - they are not new ideas, have been used for years. If they are  the are indeed mini-amps, they need careful management to not create problems - which is probably why you haven't seen them in nz (effort vs return).

Suresignal is probably a better idea, but not much use if you don't want or can't get Vodafone Dsl. 


It could have some smarts in it to retime packets etc. Or it could backhaul on 900mHz and broadcast on 2100mHz




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  # 565024 5-Jan-2012 21:43
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I've seen one or two UMTS boosters that work purely be retransmitting on a different frequency, typically around 20Mhz away. This means they're not actually causing interference on the network they're rebroadcasting, but instead screwing over somebody else's network with noise.

The use of such devices (unless approved by the carrier) is illegal in NZ since you don't have a right to use licenced spectrum. If you are caught (and both Vodafone and Telecom have caught people using and selling such gear in NZ), you will be dealy with by the MED, and the penalties are quite high.


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  # 565036 5-Jan-2012 21:51
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I uset to have a GSM amp that backhauled in 900mHz and rebroadcast in 1800mHz.
This worked well untill I replaced it with a sure signal. shhhhh don't tell @johnr




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