POYNTING (SOLWISE) 3G/GPRS UNIVERSAL USB MODEM TO ANTENNA ADAPTER
0.5m RG174 antenna cable plus SMA socket connector
Input frequencies 880-960Mhz & 1710-2170Mhz
Brand New In Box
THE PIXEL VIEW
So you have invested in a 3G USB Modem and possibly even a 3G Mobile Broadband Router as well that will happily allow you to share your mobile broadband connection and still handle your real multimedia needs via connectivity over ethernet, wlan or usb but there is one small problem - the 3G signal strength & quality you are getting at home or the office is poor or when out and about.
Firstly it is important to check whether your 3G dongle actually has a separate port for an aerial connection - many do and if that is the case you DO NOT need this adapter to connect to a suitable high gain antenna directly. You will get better results using the antenna port directly.
If your 3G dongle does NOT have an aerial port then the only way you can improve your signal reception is to invest in an adapter such as this along with a separate antenna. This adapter itself connects directly to a suitable high gain antenna via it's lead and then allows you to connect ('couple') it to your dongle for improved range and communications.
This method may not be as good as a direct connection via a dedicated antenna port but in the absence of that this is the only option you have short of changing your model of 3G dongle.
Please note that this adapter is much better suited for the more modern style of narrower USB 3G modems given the slide over design of this adapter coupler. It provides a tighter and better fit in our view than the other model and is to be preferred if your modem is of the narrower design. In addition the input frequency range supported by this adapter is greater than our other model (-024).
If you have one of the wider modem or datacard designs we would recommend you look at our other datacard to antenna adapter (NET-3G-ADPT-024) which we can also supply - see our other listing.
You also need to attach this to a high gain antenna with a minimum gain of 9dB or more and a low loss cable otherwise the potential improvement in signal reception may be disappointing.
Please check what type of connection your antenna has and if it is not an SMA type then you will also need an short adapter cable called a 'pigtail' - we can supply these as well for most 3G dongles - please see our listings.
You will still obtain good results with this antenna adapter but equally you may find any improvement hard to find on occasion as well so be prepared to experiment a little and be conservative in your expectations please. Look upon this as a relatively cheap and flexible way to improve your 3G signal reception in a variety of locations or whilst you are travelling.
Please bear in mind no antenna solution can be guaranteed and it is still possible your 3G service can remain poor or marginal at best - there are several factors which can mitigate against improving your reception despite the best efforts of the equipment and your particular setup. If you need any advice please contact us before buying and we will do our best to help and offer advice.
We think this is a good device and offers a very cost effective solution to a difficult problem.
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This device couples to the modems internal antenna signal and diverts it to a booster antenna thereby ensuring better signal reception and ultimately better communications.
The coupler simply slides over the modem to ensure a more secure connection. You then connect the other end of the coupler to one of our booster antennas via the SMA socket connector. The booster antenna can either be inside your home/office (or car/boat) or externally mounted on the outside of the building and pointed to your closest cellular base station to ensure good reception.
||880-960 and 1710-2170 MHz|
||< 6:1 (coupled) <10:1 (free space)|
|Coupling Loss (min over band)
|Coupling Loss (max over band)
|Nominal input impedance
||- 20° C to +70° C|
||40G at 10 msec|
||-20°C to +70°C:10 cycles|
|Dimensions (l x w x t)
||45 mm x 36 x 22 mm|
||0.5m RG174 with SMA socket connector|
||Slide over modem|
Also you MUST check what type of connector your antenna has before purchase - this is vital.
If you are really interested in knowing the detailed technical specifications about this product including the protocols supported (and who doesn't) look here and enjoy: http://www.solwise.co.uk/3g-datacard-to-antenna-adapters-adpt-026.htm
This page also includes further links to independent reviews and various support downloads (e.g. User Manual) that may be useful
1 x Poynting 3G Universal Modem to Antenna Adapter with slide over attachment
0.5m of RG174 antenna cable with SMA socket connector
1 year from the manufacturer
You can find more information about 3G here: http://www.solwise.co.uk/3g-intro.htm
There is an excellent forum which actually has Solwise employees answering questions and loads of good advice as well here:http://www.solwiseforum.co.uk/index.php
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