|Re: Community wide Wifi||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Elizabeth Magill (pastorlizmgmail.com)|
|Date: Fri, 7 Feb 2014 07:50:06 -0800 (PST)|
Yes, the solution to the house with no signal is to switch to a signal booster. We did that with Verizon. Oddly enough, we had to switch from verizon internet charter internet to get a high enough quality signal for the verizon booster to work. but we now can get phonecalls in our house. By the way, this also means that our in-the-house wireless internet isn't so great on our PORCH so I often end up on the community wide wifi when sitting on my porch. (Or, sometimes, the neighbor's wifi across the path, which I don't understand at all!) -Liz (The Rev.) Elizabeth M. Magill www.worcesterfellowship.org www.mosaic-commons.org 508-450-0431 On Feb 5, 2014, at 9:14 PM, a gavagai <agavagai [at] gmail.com> wrote: > > Hi Tom, > > I believe the router is for internet service, not 3G for cell phone. > However, AT&T offers a wireless 3G signal booster > http://www.att.com/standalone/3gmicrocell/?fbid=yYR-ievDGKY > which I used in one home with poor reception. This "connects to your > broadband Internet service to create a strong, secure, sharable 3G signal > in your home." > > I'm sure other carriers or independent manufacturers have something > similar. > I don't know technical details, but I think this kind of device might give > you cell service inside shielded homes. > > Best regards, > Agava > > > On Wed, Feb 5, 2014 at 11:46 AM, Thomas Lofft <tlofft [at] hotmail.com> wrote: > >> >> Does Mosaic Commons also use cable internet service provider? >> >> >> >> If so, I presume that you have individual ISP routers inside each home? >> >> >> >> Can that router provide access outside the home as well? >> >> >> >> I ask because at Liberty Village, MD we have predominantly Cable TV, >> landline phones & Wi-fi, although Verizon may also be available. The homes >> are well insulated, 6" fiberglass in 2 x 6 framed walls, but not foil >> sheathed. A wireless router here may be accessed from neighbors' homes up >> to 500'. Some duplexes only contract for one service and work from the >> single router, >> >> >> >> Can Smartphones link via the wi-fi server inside the homes? >> >> >> >> Just seeking knowledge. I do like the idea of achieving better energy >> containment and reflection through foil sheathing. >> >> >> >> Thanks >> >> >> >> Tom Lofft >> >> Liberty Village, MD >> >> Diana Carroll dianaecarroll [at] gmail.com wrote: >> Subject: Re: [C-L]_ Community wide Wifi >> >> Yes, the cell phone issue here at Mosaic bob mentions is real and I >> reluctantly agree with him though in general I LOVE our super insulated >> homes. >> >> On Tuesday, February 4, 2014, Bob Morrison <rhmorrison [at] aol.com> wrote: >> >>> >>> I think forming groups should think twice about having a foil barrier in >>> the insulation in their outside walls and roof. I think it would be worth >>> having slightly less effective insulation in trade for being able to >>> reliably use cell phones inside you unit (and common house). 20 years ago >>> this was much less of an issue. The only radio signals you needed to send >>> and receive inside your home were broadcast radio. Today it's a different >>> story. >>> Here at Mosaic Commons, our cell phones work outside our units but not >>> inside, due to the "Faraday cage" effect. Many households here use a cell >>> phone as their only phone and even if they have a land line, not being >> able >>> to reliably use a cell phone inside is a major pain. >>> >>> Bob Morrison >>> Mosaic Commons Cohousing >>> Berlin, MA >> >> >> _________________________________________________________________ >> Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: >> http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ >> >> >> > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > >
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