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Saturday, April 13th, 2024 10:52 PM

Nokia cell booster

Cell booster needs to be plugged into router which is in an interior closet nowhere near a window. So GPS attachment cannot be near a window to pick up signal. How much will this negatively impact the booster. Will this prevent it working?

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ACE - Expert

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24.5K Messages

1 month ago

Yes. The Cell Booster needs to have the GPS antenna connected at all times and the antenna needs to be on our near a window with an unobstructed view of the sky. Read my Cell Booster Tech Guide. Link is the first one in my sig line.

ACE - Sage

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117.6K Messages

1 month ago

Having a modem router installed in the closet is never an ideal location anyway.  

Try using Wi-Fi calling instead. And possibly relocate your modem/gateway 

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74 Messages

1 month ago

You can buy an external GPS antenna and connect it to the booster. Just be aware of the type of connector it needs. It's in Otto's guide. I use the external GPS antenna on three of my boosters. My boosters are in a network closet in the basement at two sites, and one site is in an all metal barn. None of them anywhere near a window.

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ACE - Expert

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24.5K Messages

1 month ago

Good point. I’d forgotten about that. My bad 🙁.

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