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    Last week I had to set up a 3G router. As the signal was not so great I had to put up a aerial. Problem is, where do I point it to?

    Is there a Google Earth KML or similar available with all the tower locations, and maybe also their capabilities (GPRS/EDGE/3G)?

    Same problem applies to Vodacom/MTN/Cell C and also iBurst.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Man View Post
    Last week I had to set up a 3G router. As the signal was not so great I had to put up a aerial. Problem is, where do I point it to?

    Is there a Google Earth KML or similar available with all the tower locations, and maybe also their capabilities (GPRS/EDGE/3G)?

    Same problem applies to Vodacom/MTN/Cell C and also iBurst.
    The wireless providers in South Africa are very cagey about the locations of their towers.
    We need to lobby our local government representatives to make this law.

    In the meantime, I hear if you ask VD nicely he may be able to help you.

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    Step 1: Point the antenna is a direction and check signal strength.
    Step 2: If not satisfied, adjust the antenna by 1 degree and check signal strength.
    Step 3: Repeat step 2, 358 times

    Good luck

    Edit: It's actually not too hard to find the best tower by trail and error. I found the best tower in my area rather quickly.
    Last edited by Viva; 19-04-2011 at 10:35 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Man View Post
    Last week I had to set up a 3G router. As the signal was not so great I had to put up a aerial. Problem is, where do I point it to?

    Is there a Google Earth KML or similar available with all the tower locations, and maybe also their capabilities (GPRS/EDGE/3G)?

    Same problem applies to Vodacom/MTN/Cell C and also iBurst.
    what are your co-ordinates , i will then check which towers are close to you

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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Man View Post
    Last week I had to set up a 3G router. As the signal was not so great I had to put up a aerial. Problem is, where do I point it to?

    Is there a Google Earth KML or similar available with all the tower locations, and maybe also their capabilities (GPRS/EDGE/3G)?

    Same problem applies to Vodacom/MTN/Cell C and also iBurst.
    Hi T-Man

    I replied to your pm

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    I am also hoping for a Google Earth answer to this problem. Have to do this frequently

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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Man View Post
    Last week I had to set up a 3G router. As the signal was not so great I had to put up a aerial. Problem is, where do I point it to?

    Is there a Google Earth KML or similar available with all the tower locations, and maybe also their capabilities (GPRS/EDGE/3G)?

    Same problem applies to Vodacom/MTN/Cell C and also iBurst.
    You can find a tower location by using an app like OpenSignalMaps

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    you can also try http://openbmap.org
    Please help me get some bit coin by going http://www.bitcoinplus.com/generate?for=9877330 thanks

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    Hi there i'm making list of towers.Send me ur street name and suburb to info@iceads.co.za

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