Tech OverloadFaraday Cages
We've been in our new house for a year and a half now. There isn't muc to complain about. However we have never have had cell phone reception in side the house. This has a lot to do with how well our house is constructed. Instead of concrete blogs we have poured concrete wall over a frame work of rebar. We live in a Faraday Cage.
We have heard rumors that our cell carrier Sprint has a solution to the problem but had not found anything concrete (bad pun) about it until a week ago. Sprint has come out wiith a product called Airave. We ordered one from Sprint after determining it would work where we live. There is no cost to the Airave (unless you don't use it), It showed up in about a week.
The Airave works! You need to have highspeed internet into your house and you have a open RJ45 cable on your router. It does not have any capability to connect to your home through WiFi which was a bit of a bother for me as my ports were all used by other things like TV's and other such hardware.
One way you can get around it is to put it in line between your cable modem and your router. It also, like everything else needs a power outlet. Addtionally you need access to a window near the Airave to hook up the provided GPS antenna. The GPS should give you pretty accurate location information on your cell phones.
So what we ended up with is a cell tower in our house. We get plenty of bars on our phones now in the house. There is even a beep to let you know you've connected to the Airrave. The Airave is a good solution to the cell dropout I've had since moving in. Recommended!
Posted by jr at October 17, 2012 7:14 PM | Threads