Re: [opensource-62] pretty damn cool

From: John F.
Sent on: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 1:04 AM

Yes, it is an "official" but miniature cell tower.  By miniature I mean with a cellular footprint the size of a house or business, the box looks like a home router.
It's designed to offer the carrier's network (usually just voice and sometimes 3G speed data) in areas where that carrier's signal is particularly poor. Since the carrier can't provide descent service it needs another route to the Telco switch: the home owner's internet connection.

So it doesn't amplify existing poor signal, it becomes the the tower with the closest best signal and the phone associates automatically.  Make sense?

On Jul 9,[masked]:11 AM, "mowgli" <[address removed]> wrote:
does a microcell or picocell improve the gsm or lte cellular signal from a carrier inside a bldg?  ie if i get 1-2 bars with tmobile (big surprise) on 2g 3g or LTE, would a picocell help me boost that or at least carry it to the rest of the bldg which often gets 0-1 bars?

i tried the cel-fi unit & its about as futile as presidential term limits in venezuela or russia.


On Mon, Jul 8, 2013 at 10:21 PM, Gus Reiter <[address removed]> wrote:
That's interesting.  I have a microcell in my house which taps into my internet, and I can see my house on the map here.
 
Anybody remotely interesting is mad, in some way or another."

-The Doctor in The Greatest Show in the Galaxy

From: mowgli <[address removed]>
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Sent: Monday, July 8,[masked]:26 PM
Subject: [opensource-62] pretty damn cool





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