02-14-2008 9:32 AM
02-14-2008 12:18 PM
I have a similar situation on the edge of a 3G area. When I started using my 881U I was seeing -97 dBm 3G signal levels and sometimes dropping to the EDGE network. I ordered a Wilson antenna and adapter. Now I have 3G signal levels of -87 to -92 dBm and have speedtest.net download rates of 1.5 M or so. I have the 881U connected to my desktop computer using a 6 ft USB cable. The 881U is by a window, connected to the antenna which is the style that attaches to the window with suction cups. If I needed more antenna gain, I would use one of the Wilson yagi antennas. When I was trying to work this out, I contacted AT&T and I finally got to someone that took my address information and was able to tell me the direction and distance to the closest 3G towers. I also share the connection through a wireless router to my laptop.
These are the parts I ordered from Prime Cellular:
02-19-2008 8:13 AM
02-24-2008 5:09 PM - edited 02-24-2008 5:12 PM