Rocket Hub Antennas
The Great Antenna Dilemma
In my previous hub on the Rogers Rocket Hub (aka Ericcson W35), there has been a lot of questions about the use of an antenna to increase the cellular signal for the hub. It seems that there is a lot of confusion about 3 basic points.
- Do I need an antenna?
- Will an antenna improve my speed?
- Where do I get an antenna?
Unfortunately, due to the newness of the the W35 unit, the staff at Rogers and those selling the hubs don't have a lot of information.
Today I was contacted by Scott Hampton who is the Marketing/Communications Manager of Powertec Telecommunications. This is the company that distributes the Ericcson W35 in Canada, United States and Australia. They also distribute suitable antennae for the unit.
Scott is more than willing to answer questions that you may have and has provided a couple of links (see the Resources section below) that will help get you started if you have questions about the antenna or the W35 itself.
So, I'd like to thank Scott for his help and if you have further questions you can leave them in the comments. I'll pass them on to Scott, or he may even answer them directly in the comments.
Scott has also provided an email address to ask him questions directly. Just make sure you report your findings back to the rest of us here!
- Rogers Rocket Hub
This is the original HubPages article I wrote about the W35.
- Ericsson W35 Mobile Broadband Router, 3G Fixed Wireless Terminal, EDGE, UTMS, 3G, Gateway, HSUPA
Website dedicated to the Ericsson W35, detailing models, applications, specifications, downloads, firmware upgrades and accessories.
- Some Antennas for the W35
W35 / Rocket Hub accessories (including antennae and cables)
- Antenna, Antenna, Antenna -- Anybody Need an Antenna? | WWW Ramblings
This is my post about this topic on my WWW Ramblings blog. I expound a little more on my answers to the 3 questions.
- Cellular Tower Photo by drouu at stock.xchng
cellular tower (stock photo by drouu)
- Storm Gods Blog Archive Rogers W35 Rocket Mobile Hub
This article has some excellent information about using antennae with the W35. Make sure to read through the comments section for some good information about DIY setups.