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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by vulcaninvt, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. vulcaninvt

    vulcaninvt Newbie
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    I was just moved in my office and now work an in area with a very weak signal. Are there any products out there for office use to help boost signal to get me a little something at work?

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  2. joggy

    joggy Well-Known Member

  3. boomerbubba

    boomerbubba Android Enthusiast

    Look into the repeater products at Wilson Electronics. But be careful to make sure your carrier's frequency band is supported -- especially the new LTE bands as appropriate.

    This is a different product from the femtocell products mentioned by joggy, which are primarily designed to provide voice coverage and which rely on your own local broadband connection.
  4. Thechidz

    Thechidz Well-Known Member

    can you recommend one of the wilson repeaters that work well with verizon LTE?
  5. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    Whatever you do.... stay away from "signal boosting" apps
  6. Thechidz

    Thechidz Well-Known Member

    actually found a better solution for my situation

    YX550-VLTE-AWS SOHO datablast
  7. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

  8. Thechidz

    Thechidz Well-Known Member

  9. Kamau

    Kamau Android Expert

    The same was passed by the FCC here too.
  10. Raekwon

    Raekwon Well-Known Member

  11. Thechidz

    Thechidz Well-Known Member

    received the yx550 datablaster today, fast shipping from solidsignal in michigan where I found the best price, and setup was a breeze. I installed the antenna in my living room, outdoor installation is not an option for me, and put the receiver in the basement underneath the master bedroom.


    pros: definitely have a stronger and more reliable connection. I used to have to keep a device in one place to get a 4G connection and can now walk around the house and receive signal. I also get 4 bars in the basement where I did not receive any signal before.

    cons: speeds are only about average to what they were before, maybe just a little faster. That's not the main reason I bought it but would like a little faster for the money.

    conclusion: I have a few weeks to experiment and see if I get faster speeds. I'll have to decide then if it's worth the $260 shipped or if I should return it.
  12. trucky

    trucky Android Enthusiast

    The Wi-ex products seem to work fairly well for residential use. I'm not sure about your particular model but most I've installed require a minimum of 15' vertical separation between the antenna and base unit. More is better. Antenna placement is the important part with these and you need to make sure you've got it as close to the strong signal direction as possible. Since you say you can't go external a window will be your next best location, the higher the better.

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