[ILUG] 3G Reception Booster
watty at eircom.net
Tue Jan 20 23:32:36 GMT 2009
Conor Mac Aoidh wrote:
> I am using a HUAWEI E220 modem with 02. When I bought it they told me
> that I would have full 3G coverage in my area. I checked the website
> and it said the same. When I actually brought the thing home I could
> only pick up GPRS and EDGE. This is probably because I live behind a
> big hill! Today I went about 50 meters down the road and could pick up
> I just wanted to know if anyone here has any advise as to buying a 3G
> antenna or something to boost my reception? Is it even possible? If so
> how does it work? I have a 12 month contract with 02, 10 months to go
> so there's no point in just changing to something else. I have a
> budget of €100 which is reasonably flexible. I would appreciate any
> advise on the subject.
No sensible way to add external aerial on that modem.
You need one with a connector.
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