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Tuesday, January 25th, 2022 2:36 AM

Nokia cell booster (femetocell)

I just received a cell booster from ATT.  Model SS2FII femtocell multi-band soho.  The power LED blinks white and the internet LED blinks orange.  The Nokia manual says I need to open udp port 150, 4500, and 123 but I can’t open these ports without the IP address.  Does this unit have a default IP?  I can’t see it on my network yet my old 3g microcell works just fine using the same network cable.  I don’t know how to get this working and no one from ATT can help.

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2 years ago

@wolfox  Is that RSSI or RSRP?

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2 years ago

@wolfox nice...thx...@OttoPylot and all...I did find something but not near as nice as iPhone...*#*#4636#*#*...no nice UI...but the data is there...

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2 years ago

@L2harris  I take it you live in a rural area. AT&T is not violating the FCC E911 requirement. They have no real control over the physical address matching the received GPS coordinates because the addresses are supplied to them by a third party. It could also be that the GPS antenna can not get a solid fix on the closest tower for various reasons. With the MicroCell AT&T could do a GPS Bypass by either manually using your exact GPS coordinates that you gave them or the closest address that they had in the database. However that was only temporary because once they performed the occasional maintenance check or an update was pushed, the MicroCell would reboot, start the Activation process again, which includes location verification and it would fail. 

I’m assuming you have the GPS antenna setup correctly. You may have to try and find the sweet spot in your house. Keep in mind that while the Cell Booster is still a femtocell with the same underlying technology as the MicroCell, bands, frequencies are different as well as what the FCC has licensed to AT&T for your area. 

If you can’t get this resolved you may have to consider switching carriers or get a cellular booster (see my Cellular Booster Guide, link is in my sig line).

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2 years ago

Thank you.  I can't even register the equipment, to even try to set it up  only got part my name, pw email and address...... Looking for location came next just going round and round AT&T can't find me. I wish they could.

BTW  I live in Silicon Valley!!!  But in a Rural dead area the whole neighborhood is like this. It's a big joke that or service is so bad in the tech center of the world.

Yes, they have to provide phone service for people with disabilities. CVAA 2010.. This will be very unsafe for us. Had to call 911 8 times last year.

Hoping they can find me or someone in tech support can help via phone and email before I am unplugged,

Your tech guide is great but I can't get to first base.

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2 years ago

@OttoPylot I am assuming that the firmware knows to measure RSRP, since at the time of measurement I was purely in an LTE 4g environment. 

I *think* (don't put my boots to the fire on this) that RSSI is purely a received signal strength measurement in old school 2g and 3g networks.

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2 years ago

@wolfox  Yep, RSSI is usually used for 3G and the more accurate RSRP for LTE because the signal architecture for LTE is a bit more complex.

@L2harris  Funny you should mention Silicon Valley because I’m down here now in San Jose. You may be able to get your exact GPS coordinates from the Emergency Services that are closest to and submit them to AT&T but my guess is that no one will know about a GPS Bypass now. Besides, like I said it’s a temporary fix until you have a power failure and the Cell Booster reboots.

As far as CVAA 2010 there are caveats to the ruling which protects the service providers. It will be interesting to see how AT&T, and other providers handle this now that 3G will be gone from AT&T in about a week. Verizon will also be shutting down their 3G service as well by the end of the year.

Who is your ISP?

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2 years ago

@OttoPylot Ok, it feels good to not be *that* insane for once. The way I made my brain latch onto the difference was to remember that RSSI was a pure radio energy measurement as received by a device. Kind of how your analog FM stereo receives a signal and can be measured.

RSRP is more complex, as you stated where it is a calculated measurement that accounts for signal strength and sheer "Moment of service quality" based on observing packet transmission rates and data integrity. Much how your HD-FM radio receiver works. (as a very loose and pale comparison - likely inaccurate because of it's hybrid nature)

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2 years ago

@L2harris Make sure you've plugged in the GPS antenna correctly.  Maybe it didn't connect properly?  I think you should feel a click if I recall correctly.  Then make sure to place the end at a window.  I taped mine to the glass.  Try to pick a window that sees sky.  And give it time to acquire a signal.  When I set mine up, changing the position of the antenna by 2 feet made all the difference.

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@OttoPylot My ISP is AT&T.  Everything I have is AT&T.  I had Hughesnet until AT&T bought DirecTV.  I was then able to get DSL! Whew.  But I can't upgrade to anything faster it is still copper coming into my house. It's a nice area but has lousy ISP and cell providers.  It's a mess really.   But I have no other choice.  Unless you call Hughesnet a choice. 

@biblio Hi  I can't even register my cell booster.  AT&T does not see me to even get the instructions on setting it up.  If anyone would like to POST the instructions maybe I can set things up then try to register.

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2 years ago

@L2harris  So, you have DSL now as your internet connection. What are your speeds? Read my Tech Guide. 

Let’s try this to make sure we are on the same page:

1. Your internet service is DSL? What are your speeds?

2. Have you have attached the Ethernet cable from the yellow port on the CB directly to your router?

3. Have you firmly attached the antenna (it should click into place) and placed the receiver end on the window or window sill? You need an unobstructed view of the sky, just like the MicroCell.

4. What does the light pattern indicate?

5. How are you trying to register?

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