[LINK] Internode (Optus) 3G wireless broadband in the bush ... Stephen?

Tom Worthington Tom.Worthington at tomw.net.au
Thu Jun 18 19:00:19 EST 2009


At 05:44 PM 18/06/2009, Robin Whittle wrote:
>... Huawei E169 USB stick modem ...  external antenna socket ...

I purchased an Antenna for A$29.95 which works very well with the 
Huawei E169: 
<http://www.tomw.net.au/blog/2009/03/external-3g-data-card-antenna.html>.

But I suggest first trying a long USB cable, so that the internal 
antenna in the USB adaptor is free of obstructions. As an example, it 
works well to stick the modem onto the middle of a window. I was 
clipping mine to a curtain with a clothes peg, before I got the 
external antenna.

If the external antenna doesn't work on the desk, then try a longer 
USB cable and put the antenna and modem in a clear location, such as 
a window. If that doesn't work you might need the more expensive and 
harder to install Yagi antenna.



Tom Worthington FACS HLM tom.worthington at tomw.net.au Ph: 0419 496150
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