So.. we have tried everything, after playing around I managed to get a good deal with T-mobile at 20gig data sim card on a 24 month contract.
Now when it arrived, no signal, but... if i travel 30 seconds to a spot down my lane, I get 5 bar.. now I am only 2.2 miles from the mast and 2.9 from another one.
I purchased a omi dir antenna from online at a cost of £80.00 and a modem that takes a simcard for 3g at a cost of £190.00 and still no signal I really expected it to find the mast..
When I go to the bottom of my property and climbe the BT pole that suppliers a line, I can see the hill that the mast is just behind.
So.. I bought a directional antenna dish from online for £130.00 which is supposed to work up to 15miles.. still nothing.... which to be fair is properly me not setting the dish antenna correct.
Now I can find GSM fine, but thats not what I need, I need to find.. WCDMA umts, it seems the closer I get to the mast the signal switches to WCDMA and I get a whopping 12 meg download and 4 meg upload.
I wish the router could only allow 3g data through but it finds the gsm first...
so.. I found the hubba! £330 delivered... 4 antenna gets broadband ANYWHERE.. even in dead spots, still nothing,... even though this is a pretty nice bit of kit only finds data signals which is nice... but it wont work, tried it around the corder in my keep with a inverter and it works fine... now I am getting desperate to get it working, money is not the problem, I have spent alot through trial and error but only way to get things done as NOONE wants to help from mobile or broadband companies..but we must get on-line.
I can not BARE the sat broadband any more, £100 per month good speeds but terrible latency as you would expect.
I am wondering if someone can help me with this, we have many tall tress in our forest but as stated, on the BT pole I can more or less see a good line of sight over the lake.
any ideas? also t-mobile say 4g is expected soon, even just after Christmas in our area but nothing is in stone...
I refuse to believe this day and age I cant get a signal, I am thinking as desperate measure to stick that hubba modem antenna on a 60ft pole and strapping it to the biggest dam tree on our land so its above the tree line.
I drove to the base station in the middle of the forest, to try and trace its location, could not bare the alarms blasting for long but managed to trace it on google earth and the line of sight is pretty okay, a few trees but no buildings.
Edited by helpme101 (Tue 11-Sep-12 22:09:24)