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Old 06-05-2018, 09:46   #1
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Pactor 3 modem: weak bluetooth signal

Hello All,

My pactor 3 modem is equipped with bluetooth. When I try to connect to my laptop however, it only works when the laptop is about 2 meters (6 feet) away from the pactor modem.

After some searching I found the bluetooth module insalled on the Pactor 3 is Class 2, meaning it should transmit up to 10 meters (33 feet).

My modem is installed clear of any obstructions , on the underside of the cealing of my SB aft cabin.

Does anybody know how to "power up" the bluetooth signal from the pactor 3 ? I wanted to buy a Class 1 (100m range - 333 feet) bluetooth dongle for my laptop, but apparantly this would not work...

(class 1 and class 2 devices mixed only give the range of the weakest class - being 2)

Any help will be greatly appreciated !

Brgds,
Safc
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Re: Pactor 3 modem: weak bluetooth signal

no suggestions here ?
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Re: Pactor 3 modem: weak bluetooth signal

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My modem is installed clear of any obstructions , on the underside of the cealing of my SB aft cabin.
What is the ceiling of the cabin made of, and how are you mounting it? If either involves metal or similar conductive materials that may be why.
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Re: Pactor 3 modem: weak bluetooth signal

Ceiling is polyester, as is the boat. I mounted it with double sided tape, so that shoulden't be the problem...
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