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# 254451 12-Aug-2019 17:49
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Okay, looking for some help here - hope this is the right forum.

 

I have been given a CS Dual Band GSM signal booster. I am told all is well with the device EXCEPT, the plug from the booster receiver and the socket on the main device appears damaged. I need to replace them but don't even know what to call them! So if someone can identify from these photos can you all suggest where I might purchase these?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

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  # 2294979 12-Aug-2019 18:13
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Goodriddens.

 

 

 

those devices are not legal to operate here without explicit approval from network providers. (who would use their own gear, not one sold from the sites that kit comes from...)





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  # 2295001 12-Aug-2019 19:03
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If you are located in New Zealand you are breaking the law if you power this unit up!

 
 
 
 




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  # 2295098 12-Aug-2019 19:57
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Okay - thanks for the info. I will have a word with the friend who gave this to me. He works for a NZ Telco which was where the device came from. Had been sitting around gathering dust for years.

 

We were just trying to get a useable signal at a remote hunting hut but won't pursue further - not really an issue as it's clearly not working in it's present state anyway.

 

 


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  # 2295129 12-Aug-2019 21:07
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@SeaBreaze Can you show us a photo of the unit?


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  # 2297682 13-Aug-2019 20:08
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please dont plug it back in

 

 

 

i hunt these faulty devices down around the auckland and greater areas. when faulty these devices can cause major issues to the networks. your best bet is to throw it in the bin.

 

 

 

it doesnt look like a cel fi unit or an andrews MR these are the only ones really that have been in use for the last 5 years or so. 

 

 

 

as linux has requested could you post a better photo.




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  # 2297694 13-Aug-2019 20:58
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Hey guys, I appreciate your filling me in but as far as I'm concerned this device doesn't work and is illegal so it's going in the landfill. It was destined to be used 45 minutes drive over gravel roads from the already remote last bit of tarmac. The nearest neighbour must be 20 clicks away at least. The hut randomly picks up a a bar of coverage from time to time which is why we thought this thing might be useful. Didn't realise it was off-limits.

 

Thanks again for your advice.


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  # 2297718 13-Aug-2019 21:25
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Follow the advice given, but for your curiosity, it is either a SMA, SMB or SMC connector. I can't see if it's threaded or not. SMB are the un-threaded type.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMB_connector


 
 
 
 


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  # 2297731 13-Aug-2019 21:43
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Those boosters arent really for those situations in any case, they are more for where you have excellent outdoor signal, but nothing inside because of shielding of the building. Common as over china where if you have no signal in your business you will have no customers.

 

What you need for use in an area with weak/no signal is something with an external antenna port, a pole and a good directional antenna that you can point at the tower. So what gets deployed for RBI installed is a good example. Not sure if that is an option in your area at a hut tho.





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