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#1 MorrisLa

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 07:06 PM

I hope I'm am asking this in the correct area.

I have a remote cabin, with generator for power, I would like to operate a lap top there off of cell tower internet signal. The problem is I only get 2 bars of signal on a cell phone there, so signal is weak at best.
My question is does anyone know of any type of signal booster I could buy to increase the signal, it would not be a problem mounting it on tower/ pole outside if need be.

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 05:32 AM

There are 'cantennas' which concentrate the broadcast into a tighter beam. You can either buy or manufacture them using plans found on the Internet. There must be direct line of sight for it to be effective.

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 02:53 PM

Thanks nkfro, I checked and will give it a try.

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Posted 26 December 2009 - 07:39 PM

Better than a Cantenna would be Biquad Dish antenna these are FAR superior to the older cantenna. There not difficult to build the hard part is finding an old dish to use. I found mine by calling apartment complexes and rental units to see if they had any left over from tennants they usually give them to you if you remove them. You can adjust the receiver frequency by adjusting the length of the antenna (far outside my expertise though). You should be able to boost your signal quite well with this as they have "beamed" an 802.11g signal several miles.
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Posted 07 January 2010 - 08:40 AM

Thanks to you also Sneakycyber, now I have another option.




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