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Old 08-15-2016, 11:40 PM   #11
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Don't know if its your issue but the booster tube should be as far as possible from the repeater.
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Old 08-15-2016, 11:47 PM   #12
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Anyone has a suggestion for a good WIFI analyzer for Ipad.
Unfortunately, Apple decided a couple years ago to cleanse the app store of wifi analyzers citing "safety" concerns. "WiFi Explorer" was allowed to stay and it shot up from $3 to $15 but I'm not sure it's compatible with iPad.
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Old 08-15-2016, 11:53 PM   #13
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I can't wait to test it with the meter.
Just remember, "less is more". -35 dBm is stronger than -45 dBm.
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Old 08-16-2016, 10:59 AM   #14
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Don't know if its your issue but the booster tube should be as far as possible from the repeater.
Thanks, I don't think that is the issue as the booster tube is higher than the crank up antenna and the repeater is at least 12 feet from it. I'll try moving the repeater around the TT and take signal strength readings and keep you all updated. (this weekend) Thanks for everyone's help!
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Old 08-16-2016, 11:21 AM   #15
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Thanks, I don't think that is the issue as the booster tube is higher than the crank up antenna and the repeater is at least 12 feet from it.
Just an FYI; my repeater is only about 6 feet (line of sight) from the antenna with a strong signal. I did purchase a 15' white usb cable to cut and splice. Both for aesthetic reasons and I didn't want to cut the original cable in case the mod affected the reception.
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Just an FYI; my repeater is only about 6 feet (line of sight) from the antenna with a strong signal. I did purchase a 15' white usb cable to cut and splice. Both for aesthetic reasons and I didn't want to cut the original cable in case the mod affected the reception.
Are you using the 12 volt adapter or the 110 ? I tried them both with the same results.
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Are you using the 12 volt adapter or the 110 ? I tried them both with the same results.
I ended up cutting off 3' of the plug end of the 110 adapter and wiring directly to the 12V bedroom led light. The 110 adapter is a 12vdc output so I wouldn't think there should be any difference.
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I ended up moving my repeater to a higher location and played around with the antenna position to get the best signal strength, -35 in the main area and -47 to -55 in the front bedroom. Much better! Getting -55 to -65 outside the TT. The CG signal runs -80 to -85. Thanks for all the help.
P.S. I've had better results with WiFi Explorer, also free. I still use WiFi Analyser to get a comparison.
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Awesome! I'll take a look at WiFi Explorer. I did notice that there are multiple apps called "WiFi Analyzer" which can be very confusing. I'm glad it has worked out for you!
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Awesome! I'll take a look at WiFi Explorer. I did notice that there are multiple apps called "WiFi Analyzer" which can be very confusing. I'm glad it has worked out for you!
Man, are you a night owl or what It must be the OCD in me, as I'm always checking signal strength between the two apps. Do you know what reading you are getting outside your unit? Thanks again.
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