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So in my house we have a Wilson amp/booster. Well its really in our garage area because it'd be a dead spot without it. I would say in the past 5ish days (since b26 was optimized on the only tower near me broadcasting it) while in the restroom maybe 5 feet from the antenna that is rebroadcasting the signal I've been able to pick up b26. I cannot however hold it when I stray further into my house, or pick it up in the furthest part of my yard closest to the tower(its another quarter mile or so closer). Which is what leads me to believe its the amp/booster. I tried checking online but none of the various models have claimed to or shown to work with Sprint's LTE (excluding the car one, which I couldn't find anywhere saying it works with b26).

 

Has anyone else experienced this or have more knowledge as to if this is even possible or not?

 

Edit: It's also not pointing directly at that tower its pointing sort of at one sector of it that overlaps a closer one. I'm going to try repositioning it this weekend. Also even with the amp nerfing speeds I'm still getting 2-5mbs down during peak hours which is loads better than the crappy 3g we normally get.

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Has anyone else experienced this or have more knowledge as to if this is even possible or not?

 

Yes, the Wilson amplifiers will pick up band 26 LTE. No, it won't work very well. They're only designed to boost the cellular 850 band, but no notch filter is perfect. That's why they say on the box that they don't support Nextel.

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So in my house we have a Wilson amp/booster. Well its really in our garage area because it'd be a dead spot without it. I would say in the past 5ish days (since b26 was optimized on the only tower near me broadcasting it) while in the restroom...

 

You have a restroom, not a bathroom, in your house?  Do you have two restrooms?  One labeled "Men," the other labeled "Women"?

 

:P

 

AJ

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How do you know that the tower near you is broadcasting Band 26? And how close is "near" to you?

 

-Anthony

Because I check on my towers regularly, actually I know the towers in my county pretty well lol. By near its like 8ish miles away. The two towers closest to my house aren't broadcasting any LTE yet actually.
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Yes, the Wilson amplifiers will pick up band 26 LTE. No, it won't work very well. They're only designed to boost the cellular 850 band, but no notch filter is perfect. That's why they say on the box that they don't support Nextel.

Well that's neat. From the research I did before getting one I didn't find any able to boost b25, so I thought b26 wouldn't be able either.

You have a restroom, not a bathroom, in your house? Do you have two restrooms? One labeled "Men," the other labeled "Women"?

 

:P

 

AJ

Restroom as in it has a toilet. It is neither a bathroom or half bath because it doesn't have a bathtub or shower. Yes it's basically only guys that use that one. It's off our mud room right by the garage, so its convenient when you're working on stuff outside.
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Well that's neat. From the research I did before getting one I didn't find any able to boost b25, so I thought b26 wouldn't be able either.

Restroom as in it has a toilet. It is neither a bathroom or half bath because it doesn't have a bathtub or shower. Yes it's basically only guys that use that one. It's off our mud room right by the garage, so its convenient when you're working on stuff outside.

 

This one will do band 25 as well as band 5 (cellular 850). It's the one I was referring to that only does band 26 (and BC10) incidentally since it's adjacent to band 5, but it won't boost it much at all.

 

http://www.wilsonelectronics.com/store/display/243/45/dt4g

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This one will do band 25 as well as band 5 (cellular 850). It's the one I was referring to that only does band 26 (and BC10) incidentally since it's adjacent to band 5, but it won't boost it much at all.

 

http://www.wilsonelectronics.com/store/display/243/45/dt4g

Huh they must have updated the pages, that's essentially a newer model of the one I have. Thanks for the info, I'm going to try adjusting it to see if I can get it to boost the signal just enough to cover my house. Its literally the last place I need LTE.
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By near its like 8ish miles away.

There's your problem haha. If your booster is actually capable of boosting Band 26 (officially or unofficially ;) ) it's probably getting such a weak signal that that it's only able to barely boost it. Either that or your phone is just barely grabbing onto it, and from 8ish miles away and getting 6 mbps down, a LOT of people on Sprint are going to be very happy with Band 26. :)

 

-Anthony

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There's your problem haha. If your booster is actually capable of boosting Band 26 (officially or unofficially ;) ) it's probably getting such a weak signal that that it's only able to barely boost it. Either that or your phone is just barely grabbing onto it, and from 8ish miles away and getting 6 mbps down, a LOT of people on Sprint are going to be very happy with Band 26. :)

 

-Anthony

Its not even aimed at that tower really If my calculations are correct it was barely grabbing the edge of one sector. But yeah b26 is great once its tuned:D.
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