Welcome to Our WirelessAdvisor Community!

You are viewing our forums as a GUEST. Please join us so you can post and view all the pictures.
Registration is easy, fast and FREE!

NORTHEAST U.S. -- Direct Connect vs Repeater

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

  1. cmcramer

    cmcramer New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2013
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    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?

    thanks!
     
  2. Maximum Signal

    Maximum Signal Senior Member
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2004
    Messages:
    634
    Likes Received:
    17
    Location:
    Buffalo
    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.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...

Share This Page

Copyright 1997-2022 Wireless Advisor™, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered and unregistered trademarks are the property of their respective holders.
WirelessAdvisor.com is not associated by ownership or membership with any cellular, PCS or wireless service provider companies and is not meant to be an endorsement of any company or service. Some links on these pages may be paid advertising or paid affiliate programs.

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice