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by braykr
Sat Apr 11, 2009 11:19 am
Forum: Wireless broadband
Topic: Connection/External Antenna
Replies: 5
Views: 1421

Re: Connection/External Antenna

Thanks Jokiin I will continue testing

Kevin
by braykr
Sat Apr 11, 2009 9:42 am
Forum: Wireless broadband
Topic: Connection/External Antenna
Replies: 5
Views: 1421

Re: Connection/External Antenna

"Anyway if you hover your mouse over this area, it then it should give you the signal strength in a little popup window as a percentage which has much more resolution for pointing your antenna than say 2 or 3 bars!" I have been doing the tests as recommended but in the wireless broadband page in th...
by braykr
Sat Apr 04, 2009 1:40 pm
Forum: Wireless broadband
Topic: Connection/External Antenna
Replies: 5
Views: 1421

Connection/External Antenna

Since the beginning of February I have been trying to sort out my internet reception issues through the Exetel Residential Support Team. They have finally told me that the Gosford 3G area has a congestion issue and that the area has been identified for an upgrade but there is no ETA. Great that mean...
by braykr
Sat Feb 28, 2009 8:17 am
Forum: VOIP
Topic: E169 Antenna
Replies: 12
Views: 1681

Re: E169 Antenna

Thanks Trissy I do go through a 3G modem so that should be okay. The thing I need to find out before I purchase any more antenna's is where the Optus towers are as our house is against a rock outcrop that extends above the house and there are rocky hills surrounding us whick may be contributing to t...
by braykr
Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:35 pm
Forum: VOIP
Topic: E169 Antenna
Replies: 12
Views: 1681

Re: E169 Antenna

Is there any way of finding out where Optus towers/transmitters are located so as to know where to point the antenna.

Kevin
by braykr
Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:53 pm
Forum: VOIP
Topic: E169 Antenna
Replies: 12
Views: 1681

Re: E169 Antenna

Just an update on the antenna situation. I ordered and received a small antenna that can be fixed to a laptop or can sits in a stand. I purchassed it from The Antenna Shop. They were quite quick to send the antenna but they are pretty ordinary with their contact. You can only contact them by email w...
by braykr
Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:10 pm
Forum: VOIP
Topic: E169 Antenna
Replies: 12
Views: 1681

Re: E169 Antenna

jok11n wrote
are you in a 900Mhz or 2100Mhz area at home?

I think I am in a 2100Mhz area. On the Optus Network Coverage locator my home is in the yellow area which is a 3G area which is 2100Mhz
Kevin
by braykr
Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:43 pm
Forum: VOIP
Topic: E169 Antenna
Replies: 12
Views: 1681

E169 Antenna

I have finally got my internet and voip service working. It is not satisfactory at present as both the voip phone and internet drop out at times and the reception on the voip is ordinary with the receiver not getting the whole conversation as it breaks up most times. Last weekend we went for the wee...
by braykr
Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:22 pm
Forum: VOIP
Topic: DID for the central coast of NSW
Replies: 19
Views: 1022

Re: DID for the central coast of NSW

I would also be interested in a DID for the Central Coast. The sooner the better.
Kevin
by braykr
Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:34 pm
Forum: VOIP
Topic: Connecting USB phone
Replies: 17
Views: 1533

Re: Connecting USB phone

[quote="Dazzled"] Your Netcomm router will certainly take an ATA and phone combination - have a squiz at http://steve.blogs.exetel.com.au/. Scroll down to the photos for 31st December, where Exetel's network chief sets one up in the bush in WA. In the pic the phone is plugged to the ATA which plugs ...
by braykr
Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:28 pm
Forum: VOIP
Topic: Connecting USB phone
Replies: 17
Views: 1533

Re: Connecting USB phone

Thanks for all the help, I seem to be getting somewhere now and hopefully we can find the problem and get really good phone reception. Peterh_oz thanks for your help in setting things up previously and I will let you know how it all goes after the testing. I will contact you via email or with the ph...
by braykr
Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:25 pm
Forum: VOIP
Topic: Connecting USB phone
Replies: 17
Views: 1533

Re: Connecting USB phone

dazzled- When I ordered my Exetel internet service I also bought a usb router (netcomm) with the modem and yes it is 3G Optus. I then downloaded an Engin voip and am using that through a locked ATA from Engin. The voip phone call are always breaking up and the service is dissapointing. I have been w...
by braykr
Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: VOIP
Topic: Connecting USB phone
Replies: 17
Views: 1533

Re: Connecting USB phone

thanks again dazzled- You wrote that you attach the ATA to the Router/Modem. I have a USB modem that goes straight into my laptop. Therfore do I need to get a router or can the ATA be plugged into the Laptop via an ethernet cable or the like. My modem is wirless usb for two reasons 1/ can not get AD...
by braykr
Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:16 am
Forum: VOIP
Topic: Connecting USB phone
Replies: 17
Views: 1533

Re: Connecting USB phone

Thanks for the responses. Dazzled recommended I get an ATA - I see from the glossary of terms that this is an Analogue Telephone Adapter, is this the same as a voice box that engin supply. If it is the same I am told that say the engin voice box is set for engin, do I need to get a specific one for ...
by braykr
Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:05 am
Forum: VOIP
Topic: Connecting USB phone
Replies: 17
Views: 1533

Re: Connecting USB phone

Thanks Jok11n for the post on the phone.

Can sombody recommend a suitable phone or headset or whatever that I can use to make and receive calls.
How does it all work?????

thanks
Kevin