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Old 01-07-2012, 22:19   #1
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Is an external GSM antenna likly to suit NextG

Hi, This may be more applicable to members familiar with Australian telecommunications.
I have an existing external antenna for my (now disused) GSM mobile phone (my yacht is aluminum so I need one). I now have a new Telstra NextG wireless broadband modem (ie 3G, not 4G) which appears to not benefit from being connected to the old GSM antenna.

Should I expect the GSM antenna to assist the NextG modem (in which case I'll go looking for bad connections etc) or do I need to consider a new NextG-specific external antenna?

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Old 01-07-2012, 22:43   #2
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Re: Is an external GSM antenna likly to suit NextG

it should work.
antenna function is about frequency
as long as your antenna covers the frequency
needed for nextg then it will work
nextg is a marketing name used by telstra
it is WCDMA ( wide band CDMA)
based like all 3g-4g.
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