: Rogers now offers outdoor modem for portable internet
Resurrecting this thread...
Believe it or not Wimax is now available in may area....even though it's considered a EOL product.
Speeds are good so far - much better then what I have been getting lately with Bell's HSPA Turbo Stick.
Anyway - I would like to mount the portable modem in the garage but was wondering if the heat/cold/moisture would take it's toll on the modem?
Then I though if I put it in a sealed box of some sort would that help?
The reason I want to put in the garage is I get a good signal there and I do not inside the house.
2011-08-17, 07:59 PM
Well maybe all those people have moved on to 4G? good 4u tho,
It's been a long time since i entered this topic, but, what is the modem you have?
We can then check the MFG for operatiing specs/ conditions.
I can tell you I have a WRT54GL router acting as an Access Point on a tower @ 40 feet enclosed within a scepter 10"x10" box, it's been there for 3 yrs now with no shutdown (Canadian Winters and Summers) who's MFG site says operating temp 0 to 40c and I have had no troubles.
It's a refurbed unit from Bell - A google search comes up with a CPEi 100.
I found a spec sheet for it here:
Link (http://www.motorola.com/web/Business/Products/Wireless%20Broadband%20Networks/WiMAX/WiMAX%20Access%20Points/WAP%20600/_Documents/Static_files/CPEi_100_Data_Sheet_for_WiMAX_Customer_Premises_Equipment.pd f)
Operating temp 0C - 40C
As far as your scepter box...did you just seal it tight or are you allowing for ventilation? Any pics? :)
2011-08-18, 07:10 PM
So freezing to 104 F :)
Nope no ventalation sealed watertight within the enclosure, I did however add a heatsink to the RF chip on the circuit board, thanks to a user from this forum who donated them to me.
Pix here, now I've made numerous changes to this but it's some what close.
wow small pic... oh well.
pm me with your Email and I can send better image, if you like.
yep - 0 - 40c
Of course we get below freezing...but so do you so I think I'm OK.
2011-08-18, 09:17 PM
Ya, you're OK.
2011-08-25, 02:05 PM
we sign up for Roger's Portable for July,August,Sept to use at the cottage. My FIL called to cancel it for Sept 15th, was told that next year, it wouldn't be available....
really? That would be big news.
2011-08-25, 03:50 PM
As a Rogers Portable User (WiMax) I can only hope they are coming out with something better.
2011-08-25, 08:27 PM
No surprise, rogers and bell will dump this as they went and invested into the Cellular 4G, and it is better/
This wimax is dead, Look into this http://www.bell.ca/shopping/en_CA_ON.4G-NETGEAR-MBR1210Turbo-Hub/TurboHubNetGear.details
and this, https://www.orderrogers.ca/rocket/hub as it's here to stay.
Works over the existing Network and is implimented.
I prefer bell.
WiMax is dead/
2011-08-25, 09:50 PM
As I get ZERO signal on a Bell or Rogers Cell phone at home, I do not see either as an alternate.
2011-08-26, 03:47 PM
Wind mobile is in the Area, check them out.
2011-10-29, 01:58 PM
I am not in the WIND Home Zone, so costs for the Data Stick become outrageous.
2011-10-29, 02:09 PM
Are you Sure?
According to the map Temperanceville is in the Zone.
2011-10-29, 04:45 PM
After many long frustrating conversations with Wind Mobile, they cannot garantee that my house is actually in the Wind Home Zone. It is so close to the border that I could get signals from the Home Zone, or not.
The Wind Stick, cannot even tell you if you are "Home" or not. The only way to tell is with a Wind Mobile Phone. I have had two people over in the last few months to visit and at various times, we are "Home" then it roams.
I am not prepared to risk it as the cost will be way too high, if it decides I am roaming.
2011-10-29, 06:08 PM
I understand that you are on the Border, However, It will change soon.
2011-10-29, 07:09 PM
I sure hope so.
I will keep my eye on the web site.
Although right now with the Wiimax, I have no Cap, even though they say 30Gb, they do not enforce it, so, yes it is slow but I can download anything I want right now.
Is there any software that you know of that would show me as "Home" versus "Roaming".?