I have a dish Internet setup at my remote cabin. Sheesh, we have Internet
and HD TV, but no phone. It's a cell phone dead zone. I tried Skype, but
because of the latency problem, it would not work. Does anyone have a Magic
Jack set up on a satellite dish at a remote location, and if so, does it
work? Anyone know if the latency problems with VOIP units has been worked
"...the man who really counts in the world is the doer, not the mere
critic-the man who actually does the work, even if roughly and imperfectly,
I used to have satellite internet, and the latency was way too high
for VoIP. From what I heard, it's the upstream connection that has the
problem. You'll be able to hear people but they can't hear you.
The problem isn't with the VOIP, but with the satellite. Much too much
Ever talked to someone years ago in another country?
I taked to my parents once when they were in China. This was.. oh....
1985 or so.
(Echoing back Me:>"Hello!"
That's probably what it would be like.
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Nearly all cell phones have jacks covered with plastic to plug in a
there are high gain yagis for this purpose. have suggested this to
several friends all got phone working.
yagis are high gain directional you walk around to find a good spot,
sometimes attached to a high spot like roof peak. getting above dense
tree growth helps.
the cell phone tech folks at the stores know nearly nothing about
if you want more info let me know.
We do have to drive a couple of miles up the mountain, and then we can get
cell service. The antennas are essentially on the other side of the
mountain we live on. But a couple of the cabin owners say they have
powerful cell phone models, and if they hang out one of the upstairs windows
and move around they can finally get a line. Would like to hear more about
the external antennas are avaiable for all cell services:) Depending
on the company the antenna can be different they are tuned to the
frequency your carrier uses.
Highly directional you may have to experiment a bit to get service,
and your phone MUST be plugged into the external antenna cable,
although you can get a cell phone dock to connect a cell phone to a
standard cordless or regular phone.
e bay is a good source
here is one, I see they now have adapters so one antenna can be used
for different frequencies
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