on 22-05-2019 08:51 PM
I would like to get a broadband connection at a given Eircode in rural Donegal. The property currently uses Eircom as landline and ISP. Through copper wire, the max available speeds (to my knowledge) are 56kBit/s via a dial-up connection. As this is practically useless, I am thinking about setting up a 4G external antenna in combination with a 4G router and a Three unlimited broadband contract or as the used data volume is quite small (email, surfing, maybe videochatting) with a second SIM connected to a "Bill Pay SIM Only"-contract.
However, the Three coverage maps seem differ from the coverage I actually am able to get. How can I obtain information on the location of cell towers? ("Where do I have to point the antenna?")
on 23-05-2019 11:37 AM
You can get the location from Comreg website but I recently learned that external antennas are not really permitted from @billbond4 so you may have to check with Comreg to see if you can use it. You might be in a bit of bother if you get caught or someone will take it down.
on 23-05-2019 12:07 PM
on 23-05-2019 12:09 PM
on 23-05-2019 02:09 PM
This will give you the location of all mobile masts in Ireland plus information on service 3g, 4g etc and longitude and latitude
Also Sean is very helpful on antennas
on 23-05-2019 08:53 PM
on 23-05-2019 09:32 PM
on 24-05-2019 06:17 PM
Thank you very much for the information. I will definitely have a look at the comreg website (also for frequency bands and on how to legally obtain/operate high-gain antennas).
In combination with an elevation chart extracted from google earth this should help a lot