[GLLUG] Mobile phone antenna / booster

James Courtier-Dutton james.dutton at gmail.com
Tue Sep 10 14:56:49 UTC 2013

You can get broadband routers with 3G/2G on them.
Get a router, and then connect an external aerial to it.
You will need a SIM card in the router or usb stick to make it work though.
Another option is to try a different provider. E.g. vodafone might work
where O2 fails.
On your phone, do a manual "scan networks" to see which ones provide
service at your home.

On 10 September 2013 15:52, Richard W.M. Jones <rich at annexia.org> wrote:

> I'd like to set up a backup internet service at home using a tethered
> mobile.  There's next to no signal in the house so it sounds like a
> non-starter EXCEPT I discovered today there is a place upstairs on an
> exterior wall next to a window where I get (miracle!) 3 bars of
> wholesome 2G.
> So my idea is to put something on that external wall.  But what?  Some
> sort of external antenna?  Connected to what?  Some sort of mobile
> booster?  All the ones I've looked at seem excessively scammy.
> Does anyone have any suggestions here?
> Rich.
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