Quoting my contacts at Infoferenda.eu, they replied:
"The extra WLAN antenna is for improved WLAN-coverage. I would recommend the 3G directional 11dBi for the USB-modem"
How much is one for e270
Best you ask Infoferenda.eu. I do know that if you flip the E270, you'll find under the bottom-right corner of the sticker a small antenna hole. Just peel the sticker back a little and you'll be able to see it.
My Dovado UMR is not always powering on the modem, so I have to turn off the UMR and on again. The second time it always powers on the modem. Very frustrating, and a silly mistake on Dovado's part.
It has now taken in the last week to assiging random DHCP addresses that will not work with it's own Wifi Network. I'll upgrade the firmware and see if that helps, but potential users should be aware of this.
Which modem and SIM card are you using? Which firmware are you running? What do you mean by "not always powering on the modem"? Do you actually mean electrical or do you mean that the internet connection isn't coming up?
The unit doesn't always power on the modem electrically. No idea why, but if you turn the power off and back on again, it will always power it up the second time.
I'm currently running Firmware 1.1, but will upgrade to 1.2 tonight to see if it makes any difference. The modem is a Huawei E270, with an o2 Ireland 3g sim.
Are you using the included "Y"-cable as provided with the modem? This way you have full power coming out of the combined USB ports in the UMR to the modem. I have never seen or heard of such a problem before with any of the modems. Could you please read out which firmware it is your Huawei E270 is showing? You can check on the MODEM->MODEM STATUS page.
I'm using the Y Cable, I'll have a look at the modem firmware for you tonight when I return home.
I have been using the Dovado UMR for about a month now with limited success. I bought it from Infofernda.eu and have just sent them an email to try and get some help. I work as a system analyst supporting a large network and many servers so setting up devices like this don't usually pose any issues. I mainly bought this so I could share my connection when people from our US office come to Dublin ... but so far its been a bit unreliable. Here is the email I just sent to support. Ill keep this updated with results as I get it.
Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can better assist you.
I will do. I have already sent that email to infodernda's support. I just sent it to the address you supplied too.
My UMR is on firmware 1.2, still giving the same issues, and my modem is an E270 with 11.311.05.01.00 firmware. The issues I have are as follows :
With a 7db Antennae, if I go into the next room, I can see the router fine with excellent signal strength, but it won't authenticate with either my Laptop, or my iPhone.
My iPhone is assigned strange IP addresses by the router - I'm on o2, and it gives me a 169.x.x.x IP - I wonder if it's just giving me the o2 direct IP? Either way, once the iPhone gets a weird address, the only cure is to power off the router and back on.
Which WLAN encryption are you using? Also, can you email us screenshots of your UMR's configuration to email@example.com?
We would particularly require the following pages from the UMR for examination:
2 questions on this router:
1. Will the router automatically re-connect if the modem loses signal or disconnects?
2. what is the access point name for O2 BB?
Sorry, I know question2 is not for Dovado, but I thought i'd ask anyway.