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0day
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:43 pm    Post subject: question about antenna/signal booster for big house Reply with quote

Hi.

I'm trying to figure out what to buy that would best help.

Currently I have a Verizon Wireless USB760 (3G) with a unlimited plan for business.

We have 2 Sprint tablets, capable of 4G connections (but they never really get 4G), and 2 Sprint phones that are 3G.

We live in a 3 story (third story is the attic) big white house.
I would say it is EASILY 2500 sq ft and more. I don't know the exact measurements but I could find out from my father and post it here.

Basically, I use the USB760 on the second floor. And my parents use their tablets and phones downstairs.

I was thinking of buying the http://3gstore.com/product/3029_cradlepoint_mbr95.html to plug in the USB760 and share the connection with another two computers on the second floor and one on the first floor, but I also wanted to buy the http://3gstore.com/product/3047_3g4g-full-band-outdoor-omni-antenna.html

My question is, what would I need to do, or buy to use the onni directional antenna stated above and amplify/repeat the signal for the whole house including downstairs so I and my parents tablets could get the benefit?

Your help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The MBR95 would be an OK choice for router, but the average WiFi range is only 100-150ft - you might want a little more to cover that size house. If you're not set on Cradlepoint, the Pepwave Surf SOHO is an affordable choice that gets about 50ft more by itself, but unlike the MBR95 it has the option to attach external WiFi antennas that can increase the range by about 50%.

In regards to boosting the cellular signals, you would need a wireless repeater system. These are sold in kits that include an outdoor receiving antenna, wireless amplifier, and indoor rebroadcasting antenna (as well as cables to connect them all together). There's a lot of variables involved with cellular signals that can greatly affect how effective a repeater can be - in some cases it may not work at all - everyone's situation is slightly different. In order to determine what may be the best solution for you, we typically recommend performing a site survey at the location first.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:50 am    Post subject: um Reply with quote

well I was thinking of using some routers as wireless repeaters that way I could extend the range of the cradlepoint router.

As for the repeater/signal booster for the house. I have looked at the kits and am unable to find any that use a omni outdoor antenna such as the one stated in my above post and also I have been unable to find any for less than $500.

would I be able to buy my own items and make my own kit from scratch?

edit: This is the kit I was looking at, but it comes with a directional antenna

http://3gstore.com/product/4891_wilson-db-pro-4g-amplifier-yagi-antenna-460103.html
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you don't want to sacrifice the 4G capability and coverage area the DB Pro 4G can support, the least expensive thing to do would be purchase an omni antenna that would be compatible with that kit. The only problem is that it's a 75 Ohm impedance where most cellular antennas are going to be 50 Ohm.

In addition, the only 75 Ohm omni antenna Wilson Electronics has is the 301201, which does not cover the 2100MHz band. That may not be a problem however, unless your carrier is using that frequency (i.e. T-Mobile in some areas & Verizon where AWS/XLTE is available).

Of course, you can technically use a 50 Ohm antenna with an adapter, BUT you will create more unnecessary signal loss by doing so.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

0day,

According to Sprint's coverage map, are you in a Sprint 4G LTE zone? If so, you can use any booster that covers the PCS range to boost Sprint LTE.

The current deployment of Sprint LTE is on Band 25, which occupies the split ranges of 1910-1915 and 1990-1995 MHz (the so-called "PCS G block"). Most standard PCS boosters (e.g., the old Wilson SignalBoost DT 801247) will cover up through 1990 MHz and still be effective up to 1995 MHz. I use one of these at home to boost my Sprint signal enough for it to lock on to 4G LTE with speeds of around 7 Mbps DL. The unit also boosts Verizon 3G and voice. You can find the SignalBoost DT 801247 fairly cheap online, particularly if you buy a used unit.

However, Valerie has given you good advice regarding the DB Pro 4G. It's more expensive, but also a better investment since it covers all of the bands from all carriers.

Cheers,
dmc271
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