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Wed, Mar 26, 2014 2:53 PM

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External GPS antenna

Why does no one at at&t know you can plug in an external antenna into a microcell?  why does no one at at&t know where to get and external gps antenna?  why does no one at at&t know what the part number for the external gps antenna is?  Why would cisco partner with a company that wont educate it's employees on their products?

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OttoPylot

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The external GPS antenna is mentioned in my Guide (see link in my sig) or you can Google it and find all kinds of external antennas that will work with the MicroCell's antenna input. I think they can go up to 50' in length depending on how much you want to pay. The tip of the antenna still has to be next to a window with an unobstructed view of the sky.

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Can't answer your questions about why.  It isn't even mentioned in the User Guide.

 

Be that as it may, you can get an external GPS antenna w/25 feet of cable for the Mcell at Amazon for $10.95 w/free shipping.

 

http://www.amazon.com/AT-Cisco-MicroCell-Antenna-DPH151/dp/B006LEDZX8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1395849496&sr=8-2&keywords=microcell+external+antenna

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Thanks Guys both good answers.  Now if ATT can educate it's staff about what it sells and how it works instead of over/up selling they might not    everyone.

 

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Avedis53

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I don't think you can buy an external antenna for the Mcell on AT&T's website either.

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Why AT&T never included the antenna or even mention it in their manual, or on the website, is a question I've asked them many times and never received a satisfactory answer. The reason most of support doesn't know about it is that they were never informed in the first place for reasons only known to AT&T Senior Management.

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Att acts so goofy about the microcell i just dont understand it.  We have accounts with the "Big 3" cell companies and both sprint and VZW include the antenna and their people are educated on it.  I used to call my sprint rep for antenna for my att equipment but now i am making AT&T own up to their "support" claims.  Hasnt happened yet.

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I would just use Avedis53's link or Google one. Install it, and if it works, you're done. That's why I put the antenna info in my Guide because AT&T didn't and it has helped some.

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I have both types of Microcell the DPH-151 anmd DPH-154.  I don't see an "Antenna" input on the DPH-154 like the DPH-151..   Am I missing something?
OttoPylot

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No. Cisco/AT&T did away with the external antenna port as well as the Computer port on the new model DPH-154.

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 So with the newest DPH154 Cell, with no attend port, how do you extend the GPS range?  

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@KJLBBM - you can't. In theory, the external antenna didn't actually extend the range of the GPS radio it just removed interference so that the MicroCell didn't have to be within 18" of an open window with an unobstructed view of the sky. This was a design decision by Cisco. Apparently the GPS radio was improved a bit between the older and newer models. I haven't tested that with my MicroCell's because mine just sits on a desk next to a window and then is connected to the router in the closet.

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I have a Nokia SS2FII Femtocell booster. I damaged my gps antenna cable. I contacted ATT support to get a replacement. They assured me that they would check into the issue and get back with me, they never did. After much searching, I found a replacement on Amazon, it has a MMCX type connector. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CWJ5ML8/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Very disappointed in ATT support!!

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That one you link to will not work. The MMCX connector is correct, but that one you link to is right angle and will NOT fit in the LTE booster, take a look at your booster, it has a long narrow channel you have to fit the connector into, you need one with a straight MMCX connector.

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Thanks, I thought it may still fit. 

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@gtopping How did you damage the antenna? Is the connector port on the Cell Booster damaged in any way? As you have found out, AT&T does not stock replacement antennas, at least at this point in time.

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