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Topic # 96759 3-Feb-2012 17:33
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Hi there,

I was bored one day so I bought an old woosh wirelss P1D modem off trademe. Approx 2004 model.  A long term project for me would be getting it up and running. It came with a booster antenna (Yellowish whitish thing) Thing is we stay outside the offical coverage area, and there is no reception in our house at all that I'm aware of. Even with the booster antenna attached. We are in Auckland, and depsite just down the road from us being a offical coverage area, we get nothing here. Probably becuase our house is in a dip, and we have quite a few big trees here. Just wondering, is there something like a roof antenna you can get which will improove coverage, and at least get something?

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  Reply # 576939 3-Feb-2012 17:59
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2.5m-4m extension pole with a directional yagi aimed at where the Woosh wireless aerial is?

Or sell it, buy a vodafone or 2degrees stick off Trademe for $30, and use mobile broadband

It'll be faster, and cheaper than the solution Woosh offer.

Woosh are incredibly slow. And most people have abandoned ship, which is probably why there this seems to be the only open discussion in the past month :)




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  Reply # 576942 3-Feb-2012 18:05
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Thanks however I don't think I will sell it, as it's a project and I don't want to give up. Sometimes I like a bit of a challenge. Also, would I know where the woosh Signal mast is?


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  Reply # 576948 3-Feb-2012 18:13
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PaulZA: Thanks however I don't think I will sell it, as it's a project and I don't want to give up. Sometimes I like a bit of a challenge. Also, would I know where the woosh Signal mast is?



Try this:
http://www.rsm.govt.nz/smart-web/smart/page/-smart/domain/licence/SelectLicencePage.wdk?fromHome=Yes

Then search licences for Woosh Wireless

it'll show you the address of each mast:

161838WOOSH WIRELESS (NZ) LIMITED18G7C218415.000000SKYTOWER AUCKLANDBA32 571205Fixed >=14GHz (Bi-directional)   




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  Reply # 577097 4-Feb-2012 07:25
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PaulZA: Thanks however I don't think I will sell it, as it's a project and I don't want to give up. Sometimes I like a bit of a challenge. Also, would I know where the woosh Signal mast is?



You could look at the stickied thread on here

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=41&topicid=66941



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  Reply # 577127 4-Feb-2012 09:29
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Thanks for the help.

Would something like this do? http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/networking-modems/wireless-networking/antennas/auction-444832857.htm? Also, where would I get an "Extension pole?" Would a standard roof Television antenna type pole do the trick?

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  Reply # 577129 4-Feb-2012 09:31
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It won't be of any use at all since Woosh wireless isn't a 2.4GHz WiFi network.


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  Reply # 583157 18-Feb-2012 12:59
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I have some old woosh antennas and cables... If you pay for shipping I will send them.  Since I was planning to chuck them out anyway.





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