External antenna

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by tunerX, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. tunerX macrumors 6502

    tunerX

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2009
    #1
    Is there a good aftermarket, external antenna for the iPad?
     
  2. stridemat Moderator

    stridemat

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2008
    Location:
    UK
    #2
    Nope, not that I know of. Can I ask why you would like one?
     
  3. tunerX thread starter macrumors 6502

    tunerX

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2009
    #3
    So I can run it through a bulkhead and get reception inside. Otherwise I have to sit with a door open and let all the AC out. The AC is important because it keeps about 15 million worth of routers, switches, and servers cool.

    I was contemplating getting a 3G repeater, but cheaper is better.
     
  4. stridemat Moderator

    stridemat

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2008
    Location:
    UK
    #4
    Thats just what I would suggest. If you are with AT&T then get a Microcell.
     
  5. tunerX thread starter macrumors 6502

    tunerX

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2009
    #5
    That would be good if it worked in reverse. I cannot plug it into the network inside the shelter. It is a customer network so I cannot VPN back to work or watch my stocks or IM.

    Is there a myfi that can use the AT&T microsim and can use an external antenna?
     
  6. normwood macrumors 6502a

    normwood

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2008
    Location:
    In a house...duh!
    #6
    Just a question....does your employer pay you to watch your stocks or IM?

    The customer does't have any type of wifi network for guests?

    Steve
     
  7. tunerX thread starter macrumors 6502

    tunerX

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2009
    #7
    My employer pays me to be a network engineer and the customer pays my employer to have me on site in case they have trouble, questions, or need to engineer a voip or r&s network. No tasks means I can do whatever I want. One of the benefits of having two masters, a CCIE, and 14 years experience in networking.

    I am the only guest and I already stated that they do not allow those things on their network.
     
  8. tunerX thread starter macrumors 6502

    tunerX

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2009
    #8
    I guess I will use my wireless USB modem and get a long USB cable to hang out of the bulkhead. Then I will share my wifi to the ipad.

    I didn't want to tie up my laptop though. I might also get the cradlepoint CTR350 or something like it.
     

Share This Page