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Michael
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 8:06 pm    Post subject: Novatel U727 / USB727 External Antenna Cable / Options

This thread will discuss the external antenna port that is on the Novatel U727 / Verizon USB727.

We have the specifications from Novatel and we are in the process of finding a suitable antenna cable.

"Watch" this thread and you will be notified when more information is available.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 1:38 pm    Post subject:



Watch out! There are some "places" on the internet that are claiming they have a cable for the Novatel U727 USB Modem. The cables that they have are the same cable for other EVDO modems and these cables will probably damage your U727.

The picture above is the actual schematic we received from Novatel of the U727 / USB 727 EVDO modem. We have been reading up on this connector and it is different than any other connector that has been used in an EVDO modem previously. We have tried some existing connectors and they "kind of fit", they don't and the middle pin appears to be larger, so when you are inserting it into your connector, you may actually be damaging the internal connector.

So, if someone out there, claims they have one, be sure they are reputable, they may be out there making wild claims that MIGHT damage your brand new USB modem.

BTW, the ONLY reputable place that might have the first cable is Verizon Wireless, they list the cable as an accessory, BUT it is on backorder.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:38 pm    Post subject:

I saw that Verizon had an adapter available for the USB727, but it looked like it was for the antenna that they sell. I couldn't tell what connector they use between the adapter cable and the antenna cable. Does it match that used by Wilson?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:40 pm    Post subject:

We have one on order from Verizon to see (it is on backorder).
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fpsfreak
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:48 am    Post subject:

wheres that link for the verizon adaptor?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 10:25 pm    Post subject:

http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/store/accessoryPopup?item=phoneFirst&accessoryId=30071

Not much info.
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ajcotterman
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 3:48 am    Post subject: external antenna

i am purchasing one tomorrow if anyone needs any questions answered
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:07 pm    Post subject:

Any update to availability of antenna adapter for USB727?
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ajcotterman
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 4:07 am    Post subject: Availability

The antenna and adapter is available through verizon and am assuming sprint also since the carry this also. Once you have the adapter it looks like you could hook any antenna up to the adapter. I got both and the cheap antenna that comes through them boosted me to full bars and I am way in the country surrounded by trees in a valley and i just sat it in my window sill. So it should do good enough anywhere. Any other questions feel free to ask or if pics are needed I can supply as well.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 4:11 am    Post subject: antenna

verizon carries 2 antennas one has suction cups the other is magnetic and is very stron and durable the magnetic is what i got. You can attatch it to the outside of a vehicle it has a 6ft cord on it. They told me it was not weatherproof but from looking at it i don't see why it wouldn't be. the adapter is 9.99 and both antennas are 19.99 each. Hope this helps
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 7:45 pm    Post subject:

Do you know if the Verizon adapter will connect to a Wilson antenna using their standard connector?
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3Gstore
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:08 pm    Post subject:

yes, the verizon adapter cable will work with all the wilson antennas (like the ones 3gstore sells, for instance)
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zoharguy
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 11:05 am    Post subject: U727cable

hi,

michael,

is there a specification on that u727 diagram that details the model number/type of the connector?

i should be able to find an electronics supplier that carries it and be able to make a pigtail for pennies...

thanks,

eric
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Michael
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 12:08 am    Post subject:

We should have these in stock in the next few days Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:38 am    Post subject:

I assume you will notify us somewhere on this tread or forum when they are available? I will need one.

Scott
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