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    Quote Originally Posted by under_sky View Post
    Bought this package, i stay in Carlswald and im about 200 Meters away from the coverage blue on Afrihost. Got the whole deal ordered 2 of them as they are free routers before they added the new terms; and i get full signal although i might just be lucky, Speed is also decent.
    What new terms are you referring to? I just emailed Afrihost to ask if I can cancel without penalty if the service is poor. Waiting to hear now.

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    Just got email feedback from Afrihost, if the service is poor I can cancel without penalty within 7 days. I am placing my order now

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    Quote Originally Posted by davyb View Post
    The Xpol antenna has sma connectors, so sma to ts9 adapters will be needed. This can be purchased from Otto.co. za
    Link: http://www.otto.co.za/product/ts9-to...adaptor-cable/

    Anyone know what the difference is between these 2? Except for the price...

    http://www.otto.co.za/products/anten...-antenna-11db/

    http://poynting.tech/product/xpol-6-10m/

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    Is this the type of antenna one would need to boost signal guys? http://www.otto.co.za/products/anten...-antenna-11db/

    Do you need this as well? http://www.otto.co.za/product/ts9-to...adaptor-cable/

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    Quote Originally Posted by SharkBait View Post
    Don't seem like much difference in spec. Atleast with poynting you know you getting world class products. The other antenna could work, matter of fact poynting has a unit that looks just like that. So not much difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salt View Post
    Is this the type of antenna one would need to boost signal guys? http://www.otto.co.za/products/anten...-antenna-11db/

    Do you need this as well? http://www.otto.co.za/product/ts9-to...adaptor-cable/
    Please look at the post above yours.

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    Just did an install with a Poynting Xpol-2 a good 200 metres outside of coverage. -94dbm and speedtest: http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/d/19956779

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    Quote Originally Posted by dotcat View Post
    Just did an install with a Poynting Xpol-2 a good 200 metres outside of coverage. -94dbm and speedtest: http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/d/19956779
    That is good speeds, I also have a xpol 2 and are sitting at -71dbm but my speeds average about 25Mbps down. I do however have a number of trees between me and the base station.

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    So if you are just outside the coverage area installing an antenna will help ? Or is it just a hit and miss situation ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowInternet View Post
    So if you are just outside the coverage area installing an antenna will help ? Or is it just a hit and miss situation ?
    The ISP will not actually allow you to take up the service and if you some how get the package and need support this will become difficult because once the technicians see that you out of the coverage area they will basically put all issues down to you not being covered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davyb View Post
    The ISP will not actually allow you to take up the service and if you some how get the package and need support this will become difficult because once the technicians see that you out of the coverage area they will basically put all issues down to you not being covered.
    Just asking because where my father in law stays the coverage stops a few houses away from his place according to the map. Just wondered if an antenna would have helped in his situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowInternet View Post
    Just asking because where my father in law stays the coverage stops a few houses away from his place according to the map. Just wondered if an antenna would have helped in his situation.
    Afrihost has a "I'm sure I have coverage option". Just use that. All depends on the terrain and whats in between his house and tower. Generally even if you have no signal inside a house an antenna on the roof should work if you are that close. I tried at another location also about 100m outside of coverage through heavy trees. 100dbm and 50Mb down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dotcat View Post
    Afrihost has a "I'm sure I have coverage option". Just use that. All depends on the terrain and whats in between his house and tower. Generally even if you have no signal inside a house an antenna on the roof should work if you are that close. I tried at another location also about 100m outside of coverage through heavy trees. 100dbm and 50Mb down.
    Will advise him. Thanks. How can one find out where the specific tower is ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dotcat View Post
    Just did an install with a Poynting Xpol-2 a good 200 metres outside of coverage. -94dbm and speedtest: http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/d/19956779
    Pretty awesome...what did the antenna set you back? Hoping to receive my router by Wednesday

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowInternet View Post
    Will advise him. Thanks. How can one find out where the specific tower is ?
    Try guess from the map. Try find the edges and follow them back.

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