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Verizon 5220 PC Card External Antenna

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Andromedan, Jan 14, 2005.

  1. Andromedan

    Andromedan Guest

    Hi,

    I shall be very glad if someone can inform me where I can buy an external
    antenna for the Verizon BroadbandAccess Audiovox 5220 PC Card.

    The device works beautifully on my laptop when I am out of the house but I
    have very low signal strength indoors! I live in an old building that gives
    me very low signal strength on my cell phone too.

    Thanks for any help.

    Regards.

    JP



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  2. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    Andromedan wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > I shall be very glad if someone can inform me where I can buy an
    > external antenna for the Verizon BroadbandAccess Audiovox 5220 PC
    > Card.
    > The device works beautifully on my laptop when I am out of the house
    > but I have very low signal strength indoors! I live in an old
    > building that gives me very low signal strength on my cell phone too.
    >
    > Thanks for any help.
    >
    > Regards.
    >
    > JP


    Depends if you want to do both things at once. I had a problem with both a
    cell phone AND a pc card. I got an ACTIVE repeater (not a passive, this one
    was Ant outside, amp, and another ant inside)... For more info see
    http://www.cellantenna.com/ Ones similar to the ones they have for about
    $499 (3 Watt booster amps), can be gotten for about $189 (1 to 3 Watt
    booster amps), but good info at that site for the idea of active repeaters..
    I went that way so I could use both anywhere in the house I wanted, but
    didn't have to mess with wires/antennas etc. (they are WIRELESS aren't they?
    Seemed silly to hook wires to wireless phones)

    Did the same in my RV so I could use both when traveling/vacationing. They
    also make booster amps for WiFi (in case anyone is interested)
  3. DoctorZ

    DoctorZ Guest

    I went from zero to 2 bars on my PC5220 using: 301113 - Wilson Cellular
    Dual-Band Mini Magnetic Mount Antenna , 359917 - Sierra Wireless Air
    Card PC5220 Antenna Adapter Cable 359917 for the Verizon PC5220 card
    adapter cable to FME from www.wpsantennas.com


    It was around $40 plus shipping

    You might get one with more db gain since you are using in a fix
    location
  4. Andromedan

    Andromedan Guest

    Hi,

    Thanks very much for that information. It is very helpful.

    I will get the unit as soon as I can!

    Regards.

    JP


    "DoctorZ" <czervas@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
    news:1105710575.358329.268940@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
    >I went from zero to 2 bars on my PC5220 using: 301113 - Wilson Cellular
    > Dual-Band Mini Magnetic Mount Antenna , 359917 - Sierra Wireless Air
    > Card PC5220 Antenna Adapter Cable 359917 for the Verizon PC5220 card
    > adapter cable to FME from www.wpsantennas.com
    >
    >
    > It was around $40 plus shipping
    >
    > You might get one with more db gain since you are using in a fix
    > location
    >

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