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NORTHEAST U.S. -- Direct Connect vs Repeater

Discussion in 'GENERAL Wireless Discussion' started by cmcramer, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. cmcramer

    cmcramer New Member

    Feb 10, 2013
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    Way Upstate New York
    Very informative discussions here for this new guy - thank you! Two questions if may....I hope they make sense!

    a) what would you say the life-expectancy is for a top quality cell phone signal booster? Cell phone signal repeater?

    b) let's assume a constant signal strength entering my house from my yagi antenna and then amplified: will a direct, wired connection to my desktop's air card result in an stronger signal than a wireless signal to the same air card from a repeater, say, a room or two away?

  2. Maximum Signal

    Maximum Signal Senior Member
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    Aug 29, 2004
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    My Phone:
    Samsung Galaxy S4
    Wireless Provider(s):
    Verizon , Sprint , Millenicom
    You can never beat the gain of a direct connection with an amplifier with your device .
    Here is the problem , the phone manufacturers stopped putting external antenna ports on phones to do this and now it seems the data card makers are going to do the same . Verizon just announced a new hot spot ( novatel 5510 ) and a usb device ( pantech 295 ) , neither has an external antenna port . So it seems in the future you will only be able to use a wireless cellular amplifier system.

    A top quality wireless cellular amplifier system should last you at least 3 years . Most will come with 1 year replacement warranty.

    A good system should give you comparable gain to a direct connect system if you are near the inside antenna with your data device.
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