Dumb/Easy Amp Question

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Want to hear something truly insidious?

After looking into the M1 MR1100, a nominally "GSM" device, I have found that in many cases, even unlocked, it can't really work for the other major GSM carrier in the US. T-Mobile blocks it out, and for what reason I have no idea.

Any decent leads on a Verizon WiFi hotspot that has real external antenna ports, and not test ports?
 

Mark Blue

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There's a picture up-thread of the Inseego 8800L that has two. It's side by side to the Nighthawk MR1100. Their newest hotspot ditched the antenna ports altogether. I believe it's the Inseego M2100 5G UW.
 
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66 Is the primary prioritization band for T-Mobile, yikes.

I saw the 8800L, but those ports are low-pass test ports. Right now, the most recent Jetpack series that I can find that has an antenna port is the 4620L.

That would just be added to the T-Mobile hotspot available in the car from the Anysecu 4G-WS mobile network radio, and a Sprint Netgear Zing hotspot. Both of those access the same network, just through different bands, with the Zing relying on the old Sprint 25/26/41 slate. I would truly be up in the air on a backup hotspot, whether to go with Verizon or AT&T, but I only plan on making that decision if I do any work in the Plains. Since the merger, I haven't had any problems locally with the Sprint/T-Mobile combined network.
 

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I just don't see many people buying such an outdated hotspot because of the ports. Just be extra careful when connecting the external antenna to the 8800L and if it gets bunged up you're only out $200.00, even less on eBay.
 

Randy Jennings

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Any decent leads on a Verizon WiFi hotspot that has real external antenna ports, and not test ports?
The AC791L has 2 external TS-9 ports, but Verizon doesn't sell it any more. You can still find it other places. Mine worked great until recently. Last 2 chases have been problematic in areas I have not had issues before. Don't know what the issue is.
 
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That ac791l looks attractive. Not that old or expensive, either.

Found an AT&T Sierra Wireless s754 Elevate in my closet yesterday. That gives me access to all of the Big 4.