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    Question Directly connect external antenna to phone?

    Is there a way to directly connect an external antenna to either an LG Optimus S or to an HTC Evo? I'm not findng any kind of port or jack on either phone. I have a signal booster system from Wilson Electronics that has an external antenna that goes on the roof, connected by coax cable to an internal amplifier/antenna that sits on my desk. My phone then needs to be within about 10 feet of the internal antenna, in order to exploit the boosted signal. But the Wilson literature mentions that for many cell phone models, they sell "external adapters" that "connect the cell phone or cellular data card directly to the [external] antenna". Their chart doesn't list either the Optimus or the Evo. I'm wondering if that's simply because neither phone has a port or jack that an antenna can be plugged into.
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    It's got an antenna jack in the back, under the battery cover and then beneath a little sticky flap. It's just like the jack on many other devices, you just have to figure out which ones
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    Quote Originally Posted by gilbequick View Post
    It's got an antenna jack in the back, under the battery cover and then beneath a little sticky flap. It's just like the jack on many other devices, you just have to figure out which ones
    dam thats pretty cool
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    I don't know if I should have started a new thread, but it seems worth mentioning here that plugging in an external antenna on the optimus s disables the internal antenna.

    This has happened to me and now I am stuck using the external antenna. Does anybody know of a way to re-enable the internal antenna?
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    Quote Originally Posted by samijam View Post
    I don't know if I should have started a new thread, but it seems worth mentioning here that plugging in an external antenna on the optimus s disables the internal antenna.

    This has happened to me and now I am stuck using the external antenna. Does anybody know of a way to re-enable the internal antenna?
    Where did you get the external antenna? Please post a link!
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    Umm how does that work? I didnt know you could take apart the phone,usb?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vernotzy21 View Post
    Umm how does that work? I didnt know you could take apart the phone,usb?

    The ones I have seen are right under the battery. Check youtube for a teardown video for your phone. There are a bunch of them out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gilbequick View Post
    Where did you get the external antenna? Please post a link!
    I just used the antenna that comes with the Airvana.


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    This seems to be a common problem.
    I plugged an external antenna into the antenna socket on a Samsung Galaxy Mini. After doing so, the internal antenna no longer works. So I'm now stuck with using the external antenna from now on. Not what I expected. So, you've been warned!
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    Quote Originally Posted by John OS View Post
    This seems to be a common problem.
    I plugged an external antenna into the antenna socket on a Samsung Galaxy Mini. After doing so, the internal antenna no longer works. So I'm now stuck with using the external antenna from now on. Not what I expected. So, you've been warned!
    When you plug it in, it disconnects the internal attenna from the phone .

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