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    The antennas are really designed for a fixed installation, but you should be able to make a portable mount for them. It would probably work better for the 7dB unit as it's not as long as the 11dB unit and also would not be so sensitive to direction.

    The frequency range spans up to 2.5GHz, so it should cover WiFi, but that's just an educated guess. Best bet would be to check with Poynting direct or use a dedicated WiFi antenna.

    The antenna provides a certain amount of gain, indoors or outdoors. But, at these frequencies, you get a substantial loss of signal just by moving indoors, normally more than what the antenna can make up.

    So the best bet is always an external, fixed installation.

    Using it in a car is quite intriguing. Need to ask: Why?

    Your biggest problem will be to find the correct direction to point the antenna.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vodacom3g
    The antenna provides a certain amount of gain, indoors or outdoors. But, at these frequencies, you get a substantial loss of signal just by moving indoors, normally more than what the antenna can make up.

    So the best bet is always an external, fixed installation.

    Using it in a car is quite intriguing. Need to ask: Why?

    Your biggest problem will be to find the correct direction to point the antenna.
    If I'm at home, I am fine (ADSL), if I want broadband while I'm out, I'm usually in the car.
    I can't use an external fixed installation, beause I am moving house frequently, and also see myself moving frequently in the coming years. I don't seem to ever be longer at one location than 4 - 8 weeks due to moving house, moving countries, travel, I want something portable that I can put outside the window, put onto the car or just (probably best) on the top of my head
    I also prefer to carry just one antenna, not two, especially while flying, travelling.


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    Maybe best to contact Louie at Poynting and discuss your specific needs with him.

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    @V3G ... I'm using that antenna ... and according to my Signal Meter, It's improved from average of 15 to average of 24 ... but the performance "increase" is marginal

    So not sure if it's signal strengh I'm struggling with or signal quality

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    What is your local throughput numbers, to the Telkom test?

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    what is the URL for that again? will test tomorrow (as I've already disconnected the antenna )

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    cool, thanx, will try that out tonight

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    Would this antenna work for a fixed wireless phone setup as well?
    ie having a voice phone that is out of ideal range of a tower and setting up a static system...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ic
    Louie has confirmed that the antennas can be used for HSDPA .
    and just who would "Louie" be?

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    Contact person at Poynting, have a look at the first post in this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vodacom3g
    Contact person at Poynting, have a look at the first post in this thread.
    doh!!! ... don't I just feel stupid

    BTW v3g ... did you have a look at my Signal Meter app?

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    Going to test tonight, my notebook's out on loan.....

    Don't let the cat out the bag yet!

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    So i got pay extra to boost your crappy signal ?!
    When everyone has a public voice, we see how many people just don't have anything interesting to communicate
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