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G'Day : I'm looking for something to boost GPS reception , OFFLINE i.e no internet phone reception , for tablet with built in GPS or a GPS receiver via usb etc
if anyone has a suggestion pls

I was also looking general road conditions from Birdsville to Mt Isa
average speed time allowed etc google says 17hr 70's av/s ?
couldn't find anything on EO site :(
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Reply By: Frank P (NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 10:08

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 10:08
Nick,

If you have a tablet with built-in GPS or a USB GPS receiver, then for most normal recreational uses of GPS, like navigating the outback and remote areas you don't need a booster, the devices work very well as they are, even off line. You just need good maps for the area you are travelling in.

Do you have some kind of critical situation or need for a GPS booster?

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Follow Up By: Member - nick b - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 10:23

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 10:23
I do use it quite a bit a of work offline as phone reception is crappie here , at times & some area's it in & out
But you might be spot on when out in the sticks, but could use it more reliably at work with better reception
Thanks for your reply
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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 11:38

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 11:38
Nick,

I'm still a bit confused about your situation.

If your devices (tablet, phone) have inbuilt satellite GPS, just switch that on and they will (or should) work perfectly without any mobile or wifi signal.

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Follow Up By: Member - nick b - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 11:53

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Certainly doesn't work perfectly inside vehicles so I'm hoping I can boost the reception slightly
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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 12:16

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 12:16
Ahh, I see. I guess I've been spoiled. The GPS in my Samsung tablets and phones, past and present, have all worked perfectly indoors and in the car and I assumed yours did too.

We'll see what people come up with.

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Follow Up By: garrycol - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 13:12

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 13:12
Same here - my various chinese GPS, Garmin GPS and Samsung phones all work fine inside the car.

Sounds more like an operator error rather than an equipment problem.
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Follow Up By: Member - nick b - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 13:24

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 13:24
Maybe you could give me a lesson on how to operate a GPS properly beside switching it on!!
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Follow Up By: garrycol - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 14:07

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Well have you turned it on in the tablet and as appropriate gone into settings to ensure the maps etc are using the inbuilt GPS and just not the cell tower triangulation method?

Does your tablet have a socket to connect an external GPS antenna - most don't but you never know.
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Follow Up By: Member - nick b - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 14:37

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 14:37
REALLY !! have u read this post !!
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Follow Up By: garrycol - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 20:39

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Huuuuuuuh?
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Reply By: TomH - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 12:21

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 12:21
Buy one of theseReally good GPS Module
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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 12:35

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 12:35
Or something like this for Bluetooth connectivity to your phone or tablet.

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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 10:04

Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 10:04
Tom, if the OP has a tablet how will he connect that mouse to it? Sure USB. But there are no USB / GPS drivers in most Android devices. Even the manufacturer says it is not possible.

Here is one but you would seriously want to know what you are doing with hacking software.USB GPS driver

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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 13:48

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 13:48
Travelled Birdsville to Boulia on Monday, Nick. Left Birdsville at 7.45am and got to Boulia about midday, or just after. We stopped at the Cuttaburra(just south of Glengyle Station) for smoko, and also went up to Vaughan Johnson lookout(at Boulia/Diamantina Shire boundary) to show the Boss, for maybe 20 minutes.

Sat on about 90 clicks on the few, very good gravel sections, and 100 plus on bitumen.

Boulia to the Isa is all bitumen, albeit mostly single lane, so you can work on 3 hrs, or a bit more if you stop for a few Kodak moments.

I don't have any trouble using my iPad for navigation/tracking, with Hema maps. GPS seems to work almost anywhere, even under open cover.

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Follow Up By: Member - nick b - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 14:47

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 14:47
Yeah thank for the reply re trip Bob
Think the tablet built-in gps might be problem
As my phones work fine .
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Reply By: TomH - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 16:21

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 16:21
The comments on here are not as stupid as it seems they have been taken.

Most phones and some tablets use the ability to use cell towers for location settings and its often turned on by default.

To get offline reception those settings would need to be changed to "Use GPS satellites"

Also very few Android tablets have a USB port in them so wont be able to use a GPS of that type.
Unless it has Bluetooth it wont be able to use that either As you havent said the make and model tablet you have we are all guessing.

The old adage. More info equals better answers is applicable here.

Otherwise its like dong brain surgery with a blidfold on.
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Follow Up By: Member - nick b - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 16:50

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 16:50
Yes but I've said , I use this in offline use often ,
Yes it does have USB & other etc .
Yes I turn on gps when needed
Aswell I haven't said it doesn't work , it just cld work better .
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Follow Up By: TomH - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 21:35

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You still havent helped by saying what brand and model it actually is.
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Reply By: Brad R2 - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 17:15

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 17:15
There is a GPS receiver company Badelf.com that makes gps plug ins for tablets and mobile phones, they are quite popular in the aviation industry but I have not used them personally.
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Reply By: Michael H9 - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 20:19

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 20:19
Your initial post is a bit confusing because gps is never offline, it's always up there beaming down irrespective of whether you have mobile service or not. Many tablets and phones use assisted gps to get a quicker fix via cell tower triangulation but that's about it. They still work properly without phone reception. The main use for the cell towers is for downloading maps as you go. The maps and the gps signal are two separate things delivered by two separate methods. The only way to boost gps reception is to get a better unit or an aerial for what you already have but that will do nothing to help the maps. To be sure of the maps, you have to download them onto the tablet before you go anywhere. Apps like Google Maps will never work without phone reception unless you are a pre downloaded map caching guru and that's not worth the effort.
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Follow Up By: Member - nick b - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 23:07

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 23:07
Thanks Micheal :
when i say offline i'm talking about phone/internet connection being offline not the GPS ......my Quote ~ I'm looking for something to boost GPS reception , OFFLINE i.e no internet phone reception

So where you say about boosting signal , this is what i'm wanting !!
and the maps are not my concern at this point .

I have been doing this for a while but i find the GPS reception is a bit so so at times
I would think that the receiver is most likely the problem .
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Follow Up By: Michael H9 - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 23:52

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It's totally up to the unit you are using. I recall having the original iphone and ipad (version 1 of each). The gps in the iphone was hopeless but the ipad was very good. The iphone kept losing contact with the satellites. I put it down to the internal antenna being small and the designers hoping that the agps could compensate by using phone towers instead. My current android phone and tablet both have good internal gps that works fine inside the car even when out of phone coverage. The tablet is wifi only so doesn't use the phone network anyway. There is no device that will amplify the gps signal, just devices that receive it better.
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Follow Up By: Member - nick b - Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 06:42

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So is that a radiating aerial ?
Or is there a external GPS that plugs in USB or WiFi connect to tablet . Do u have suggestion ?

The tablet ~Asus transformer .it's a few years old now . the tablet is WiFi only but has USB ,micro USB, SD card slot.

If you have any suggestions that wld be great
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Follow Up By: Michael H9 - Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 07:52

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I use a bluetooth gps "mouse" with my laptop. It was about $70 on ebay but that was about 10 years ago. It's about the size of a box of matches and can sit anywhere in the car. Reception has always been very good even if it's sitting in the bottom of the cup holders between the seats. Mine came with a long aerial with a magnetic base that I've never used, I didn't want wires running everywhere and reception was good anyway. It charges up good and lasts about 20 hours although I often plug it in to the laptop via usb to keep it charged.
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Reply By: Malcom M - Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 06:40

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A few things-
GPS does not use internet. Its satellite based so requires a clear(ish) view of the sky.
A metal truck roof is a nice shield to that signal so often internal devices can suffer form lack of signals.

A solution depends on what hardware you are playing with which you make no mention of.
A lot of devices have a GPS receiver dongle which you can move around to get better reception.
You can also buy this dongle in USB form and plug into a lot of devices so as to use external rather than the internal receiver.
I run an external garmin marine receiver on my front bar for my in dash unit. Virtually instant sat lock and never loses signal.
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Follow Up By: Member - nick b - Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 06:54

Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 06:54
Thank you ,this sound like what I'm looking for .
So what hardware would u suggest.
Its WiFi only tablet with USB & micro USB.
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Follow Up By: Malcom M - Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 07:57

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Depends on what you can tweak in the software. You have to tell the apps to use the different GPS receiver.
Suggest to buy a cheap receiver and play around with it. This is the sort of thing - http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/External-5-5mm-SMA-Magnetic-GPS-Receiver-Antenna-3M-New-/130522900668?hash=item1e63c568bc:g:Q9cAAOSwUdlWenI0
This one screws onto the back of typical in dash units but USB models are common such as http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/USB-GPS-Receiver-For-Car-Laptop-PC-NetBook-Navigation-GPS-Mouse-Antenna-Channels-/131707830612?hash=item1eaa660154:g:9rkAAOSwpRRWogCV

You are going to have to get into your operating system and disable the built in receiver then plug in the USB one. There's no simple explanation for this and you'll have to figure it out by trial and error.
Do a google search on 'GPS mouse' and you should turn up lots of info on configuring different software.

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Reply By: tony_j - Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 08:07

Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 08:07
Hi Nick, I think what you are after is a re-radiating aerial.
Is the problem that the tablet/phone is not receiving the gps signal as strongly as it should, i.e. inside the car/building the infrastructure is blocking the signal?
Have a look at this, it maybe what you need.

http://www.gpsoz.com.au/External_Aerials.htm#RA50

(hope that link worked)

I have seen many re-radiating aerials in the past. A search of the internet should offer more results. Maybe a good radio communications shop could be able to offer more advice.

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Reply By: Baz - The Landy - Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 08:21

Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 08:21
Nick

Phew, lengthy post for an easy solution...

I run a Panasonic Tough Book and despite having an inbuilt GPS it doesn’t work well in the vehicle.

Solution run a GPS Mouse via a USB connection and sit it on the dashboard or suction it to the windscreen.

Problem solved for me, and hopefully you at a cost of little more than $40.

Noting, I run Oziexplorer software and simply configure that program to use the GPS Mouse for input...



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Follow Up By: Member - nick b - Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 08:34

Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 08:34
Cheers Baz : got the toughbook on my wish list ,spoke to bloke you got yours from re a past post you recommended to me !! .

Interesting that they don't have good reception .
And thanks again for this reply

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Follow Up By: Baz - The Landy - Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 08:47

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Hi Nick

The reception for the inbuilt is okay, but it can be intermittent in the vehicle. Never a problem with the GPS Mouse. Most computer shops will have them, alternatively E-Bay.

On another note, regarding your trip Birdsville to Mt Isa. I always enjoy this part of the country and plenty to see.

Good luck with your travels, Baz
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Follow Up By: Member - nick b - Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 09:03

Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 09:03
Thanks what does the mouse do ? Boost reception or replace receiver ?
Easy to set up ?
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Follow Up By: TomH - Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 09:46

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That is the one I suggested at the start of the thread.

You wont have any problems with that one as you can sit the receiver on the roof if necessary with a magnetic base and thread the cable through the door seals. ( have done that with satfone aerial)

Its not a "Mouse" as such, its called that because it looks like a computer mouse

GPS units work by RECEIVING a signal from satellites and need at least 3 to triangulate its position. The ground unit does NOT transmit it only receives and is governed by the quality and position of the receiver.

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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 09:59

Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 09:59
Nick, IMHO it is important to specify your problem in more detail before offering up an answer.

It would be unusual if you have a device that has a GPS, that does not work well in the car. But it can happen. Early Iphones had a problem as does an ASUS TF201

Can you please tell us
1)What is the EXACT make and model of the device you are using
2)What is the operating system
3)What apps / programs are you using for mapping.
4)How do you know that it needs better GPS reception? Do you have an app that shows visible sats etc, if so what happens.
5)Does the device also have bluetooth and a USB?

Sorry to ask so many dumbed down questions, but as you can see from the responses, there are lots of possible answers, some may or may not be applicable to the right question, and the issue.

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Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 10:38
4)How do you know that it needs better GPS reception? ~ good guess ~ flashing gps light searching / etc for satellite .
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 11:07

Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 11:07
Oh, Ok good.
It seems you can't invest the time into properly addressing your problem. So guess what.....neither can I in that case.

I see your time is obviously more important than the other forum users who are trying to help you.

So good luck with that. LOL

Try turning the fool switch off. That'll help.
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Follow Up By: TomH - Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 11:11

Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 11:11
People are trying to help you here and you come back with smartish answers.
If you dont want to answer Boobooks questions perhaps we wont bother any more.
At least 3 of us have asked for more info which you seem reluctant to answer. Apart from a reference to an Asus transformer which in my estimation is a low end unit you have not helped your self.
If people provide full details they will get the correct answers.
Lack of info and offhand comebacks dont endear you to anyone.

So you may have to help yourself in the future

Google can be a friend even to the ignorant.
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Follow Up By: Member - nick b - Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 11:31

Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 11:31
Was trying to update my reply ,im in crap reception ,
And when finally answer all Q it woundn't load , got some message about something :(
Cld try again later when in better reception .
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 11:49

Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 11:49
Well there you go

If the device is one particular model of an Asus TF201 Transformer Prime as highlighted by TomH, then I can tell you that the fix is NONE of the ones mentioned in this forum. NOT ONE suggestion in this whole thread will fix the issue.

Everybody except one person on this thread has wasted a bunch of time.

A little effort can go a long way.

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Follow Up By: Member - nick b - Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 12:51

Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 12:51
Thanks boobook : that 201 prime I think is metal case & aren't good for gps reception .
Mine is tf300 transformer ,plastic body .back when I got it had good reviews Inc the gps functions.
It's WiFi only ~ with USB Bluetooth WiFi. Jellybean
Using twonav & viewranger few different maps inc osm , topographic etc .
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 13:24

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Which exact model of the TF300 is it? There are several like a TF300T which is ok.

Some had GPS and others don't, some earlier ones are marketed as a PRIME in the US which also had the problems carried over from the TF 201. These generally had a blue back from memory.

Install this and take screen shots while you are outdoors and in the normal position in the car.

GPS
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Reply By: The Explorer - Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 11:41

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Hi

As indicated by Tony J one solution for a bad gps signal inside a car is a re-radiating antenna (your navigation device obviously needs to also have a "proper" inbuilt, operational gps for this to work).

e.g.GPS Re-radiating antenna

Has pros and cons - Good thing is you can use it with any device i.e. if you change equipment no need to also mess around with new plugs, bluetooth, usb drivers etc and also signal can be used my multiple devices at once.

Downside is another power source required (i.e. cig plug) .
I haven't used one for years but from memory they worked fine (not necessarily this brand though).

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Follow Up By: Member - nick b - Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 12:58

Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 12:58
Thanks Greg , I did Google that one after contacting your old mate Nick Octapc .
He suggested that same type of antenna.
Well priced aswell
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Reply By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 14:12

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FORTY THREE responses and we still don't know the actual model number of the tablet???????
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Follow Up By: Member - nick b - Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 14:21

Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 14:21
Allan : I did say somewhere in those 43 ....
Tf300. Sorry but what difference does that make .
I am only looking at some device the will boost the gps reception..
It does work okay but cld b better
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 14:48

Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 14:48
Yes, at post 40 you said "tf300" but as Boobook responded....."Which exact model of the TF300 is it? There are several like a TF300T...." but he has yet to get an answer.
If you want help you have to help the helpers. lol
Wireless connected GPS "boosters" have shortcomings. If your tablet's internal GPS receiver is not up to scratch then it is far preferable to connect it to an external GPS but to select a connectable one requires exact knowledge of your tablet. I am not the first in this thread to point this out, so come clean if you want the expert advice that is available, if they haven't abandoned the thread!
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Follow Up By: Member - nick b - Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 15:20

Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 15:20
I didnt see his response......
Don't know the exact model not with me .
But as I have said looking for something to boost reception ~quick fix ,plenty of responses re radiating antenna .
Are you say they are no good ?
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Follow Up By: Member - nick b - Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 15:36

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P.S I don't want 2 b pulling this tablet apart fixing or repeating. As its to old to be doing stuff like that .
Rather get a replacement.
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 16:06

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"Wireless connected GPS "boosters""

Not sure if that is the same thing as a re-radiating GPS. "Wireless Booster" is a term normally applied to phone signal "enhancers" .

Either way call them what you like - AFAIK re-radiating GPS kits work fine.

May not be the best option in this case but then again it may be.

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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 17:07

Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 17:07
My term is all-embracing Greg, and includes re-radiating antenna systems. the principle has merit but some can be poor performers. As most comes out of China you pay your cheap price and take a chance. It may work for your mate's gear but not for you. BlueTooth coupling, which is also a wireless system is usually a good technology however.
A sure-fire solution to poor GPS performance is to use an external 'mouse' GPS, wire connected to a USB port or by suitable port adapter plug.
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 18:12

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I'd put my money on a re-radiating gps antenna working better than a bluetooth one (generally speaking) as less steps required in process. No pairing etc required just the same signal as outside the car now transmitted inside the car - you just plug it in - nothing else required. Can't see why it wouldn't work to send a signal to any GPS (i.e. if it works for one it will work for all). On the other hand plug in USB or bluetooth GPS units wont work with all devices.

Most add on GPS units (USB Mouse, Bluetooth, re-radiating etc etc) come from China so the philosophy of "what you pay for is what you get" can be applied to all suggested options. Its not specific to re-radiating GPS antennas so actually irrelevant to discussion.

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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 21:52

Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 21:52
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Yes Greg, re-radiation does sound better in theory, doesn't it? But consider this....... if the device in question (tablet etc.) has a poor performing inbuilt GPS antenna and amplifier, then a signal from a re-rad antenna is still entering via that poor path, albeit with a bit more guts maybe. Whereas, with a USB antenna, which can be optimally positioned, a decent signal is conducted directly into the very bowels of the tablet, bypassing the miscreant input entirely.

But if your experience is otherwise then maybe I was just plain lucky in my several cases of success.
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Friday, Jun 17, 2016 at 01:29

Friday, Jun 17, 2016 at 01:29
? Lost me. Never said direct usb gps was not an option that would work (obvious) ....if compatible with device in question.

Just providing input on another option that would also work (universally compatable with all gps units as far as I can figure despite doubt cast by non believers.)

The tablet in question would have to be a complete piece of crap if it couldn't pick up a re-radiated gps signal from less than a few metres away. You have to be joking.

Generalised comments about how "miscreant" wireless signals are no good is a bit funny when this is how all gps signals are sent from the source ...a satelite in space ...and how I am now sending this post via the (partly) "miscreant" wireless phone network.

Just use what works best ....options provided by all.

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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Friday, Jun 17, 2016 at 05:58

Friday, Jun 17, 2016 at 05:58
A re ratiating antenna won't help if it is one of the Asus models affected by the problem.

Asus came out with a retrofit kit to fix it for certain models. But getting that info out of the OP is like getting blood from a stone. I've given up.

The op frustratingly started other threads with similar vague questions I and others posted long replies... no response to those either.

This OP has form.
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Follow Up By: Member - nick b - Friday, Jun 17, 2016 at 07:22

Friday, Jun 17, 2016 at 07:22
Allan /boobook
As I hav stated b4 !!
Tablet gps does work Just cld work better .
And all I wanted was a booster ,as stated
I do not want repair or replace gps .thks
This tablet is few years old & is not worth spending money on repairing .

As far as not telling you the prefix of the model as I have stated before I do not know that , it is not with me at the moment .

And if I may suggest without putting anyone off slide it may be prudent to read what the op is asking for .

Regarding the other post I put up in relation to trackme it required a yes no answer and the reply was quite long reply which is far as I could see just repeated the previous reply from the same person .

I do not think there needs to be any more said about this matter of the tablet . I think it's just going over the same things everyone has their own opinion and I don't think it is helpfull .

I would like to thank everyone who has replied on this matter and in most has been very helpful not only for myself but for others wanting the same thing obviously these gadget are popular judging by the amount for sale on the Internet.

Thanks everyone for replies
Cheers & beers .
Cheers Nick b
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Friday, Jun 17, 2016 at 07:50

Friday, Jun 17, 2016 at 07:50
Ok have it your way.

If your tablet is affected by the problem in a lot of ASUS transformers then the problem is internal and there is an Asus fix. An external fix like a re-radiating antenna won't fix it. The antenna internally is intermittent and broken.

This thread is like your other threads. Throw stuff out there then expect others to do all the work for you ( then let the thread die with no response from you often)

Sorry but I can't help you.




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Follow Up By: garrycol - Friday, Jun 17, 2016 at 11:49

Friday, Jun 17, 2016 at 11:49
Boobook your a bit slow on the uptake there old mate :-)

The OP's attitude was obvious right from the very first post and followups that were put up a few days back.

Time to leave him to his own devices.
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Reply By: Baz - The Landy - Friday, Jun 17, 2016 at 06:51

Friday, Jun 17, 2016 at 06:51
Hi Nick

Not sure why this is turning into War and Peace...the question seemed simple enough.

Here is my thought, still along the same lines as previous, take your device into a store that sells USB GPS Mouse's and re-radiating devices, plug both in and see if they work...

Every chance one or the other, or both will work, if they don't, move to plan B.

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Follow Up By: Member - nick b - Friday, Jun 17, 2016 at 07:29

Friday, Jun 17, 2016 at 07:29
Yeah Baz : thanks for your reply good wisdom!!
I try that sounds like a good plan , I like the simple things in life ...... lol :)
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Reply By: Member - nick b - Friday, Jun 17, 2016 at 08:15

Friday, Jun 17, 2016 at 08:15
I would like to thank everyone who has replied on this matter and in most has been very helpful not only for myself but for others wanting the same thing obviously these gadget are popular judging by the amount for sale on the Internet.

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Reply By: Life Member-Doug T NSW - Friday, Jun 17, 2016 at 11:04

Friday, Jun 17, 2016 at 11:04
I really think the best way to go is a proper GPS, ie a GPS ...gps, as Garmin, it's all there and ready to use 100% of the country.

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Follow Up By: Member - nick b - Friday, Jun 17, 2016 at 11:27

Friday, Jun 17, 2016 at 11:27


Hahah agree Doug ....my work ute .
But even these are affected by circumstances like heavily wooded areas where the satellite signal is not easily achieved as any Geocaches would most likely agree with .

Thanks for your comoment.

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