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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:23 am 
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 11:30 am 
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Bill,

read this thread

http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads ... rt.647807/

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:43 pm 
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The results of five tested antennas. MC7700 in CF-53JULA21M. Linux Mint 17.2? .wine and Winfast Navigator.

Leads were attached to GPS connector (except #1)on 7700 card. Then antenna was taped to the lid.

1. With nothing attached to GPS connector........works kinda blah. It does work. This means with AUX and MAIN connected only.
2. Taoglas passive.............needs more testing.
3. CF-30 active............mediocre and slow.....ground plane needed?
4. DFUP1892ZA .......best of the lot.
5. DFUP1865ZA .......not to shabby.

I consider this pretty good performance (4 and 5). Definitely usable as a back up to embedded GPS.

I have one more to try but lost this post once already. There are comments near the photos/screenshots.

FWIW a bit OT but related to the thread title.

Here ya go.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 11:52 pm 
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Not bad.
Not bad at all.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:44 am 
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Sadlmkr wrote:
The results of five tested antennas. MC7700 in CF-53JULA21M. Linux Mint 17.2? .wine and Winfast Navigator......FWIW a bit OT but related to the thread title. Here ya go.


Well it looks to me like the GPS is not as big a non-performer as we had been lead to believe! Which is why I am thinking of running that lead to a pass-through port on the back of the unit for use with large active antenna mounted on the outside of the vehicle.

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Thanks, I did and it has me thinking of two things:
1. Only install the drivers and not the manager, etc.
2. Why don't we pool our money and get a "Mr. Bios" custom BIOS written for these computers? They used to be pretty cheap... but I have not looked in years.

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OK, I installed it and I could not get the AT&T oriented MC7700 to recognize my T-Mo SIM, with just the drivers installed. Perhaps I am just not in the footprint out here by the lake, I am now at my rural home. I have not installed the rest of the software, based on the site that Shawn referred me to. I will see how it works in Metro Atlanta tomorrow. I have considered that the ini file may be the place to activate some of the bands that I need...

What did work like gang busters is the built in GPS! I got seven birds from the inside my tin roofed late house, with NO ANTENNA ATTACHED! I find this hard to believe!

Well time to crash! Thanks for any and all help!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:26 pm 
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Well let's see. When I took my CF-31 into the city today, there was T-Mobile in my list of available wireless networks. The only thing that I have installed is the drivers for the MC7700, I really don't know why the "Watcher" software is needed for anyway. As this card is optimize for AT&T I doubt that I will get much faster then EVDO speeds, I did not have my Name, Password, an other info with me. However, I am pretty sure that it will connect with this information.

To get LTE speeds, I could issue one of the AT commands (Thanks Shawn) to it to open the T-Mo LTE Band, BUT, that requires the "OEMPassword." Anyone know it for Sierra Wireless????

But as I see it, I have a total of $32 USD, with T-Mo SIM in an installed Gobi 4000 card that will give me not only 250MB of FREE wireless data for life, plus the ability to buy more, as needed, for less then $10/GB, with a phone call, or email and my credit card! Plus I still can try the GO Phone SIM, which may work faster/better/cheaper. Oh, and a backup GPS (BUGPS for AR guys :P )

Over all, I'm happy! :cheers:

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:boing: Good show Bill.

Antenna and d-rings go in the Mail tomorrow. No screws for d-rings .....do you have or should I look? :boing:

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Sadlmkr wrote:
:boing: Good show Bill.

Antenna and d-rings go in the Mail tomorrow. No screws for d-rings .....do you have or should I look? :boing:


If they are already in the Toughbook, I have them, if not, tell me the size and I will find them! If you don't know the size I will figure it out!

It has been a good night! :D

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:12 pm 
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Your turn. They should be the same as the one holding the stylus tether. Check and see O.K. , I'm finishing dinner.
Basically it sizes and that usually means metrics and I don't DO metrics? Different century. :) I'll look tomorrow.

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