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iPad 2 with 3 g sim poor signal

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    Can someone tell me what I need to do to improve the signal to my iPad. I need to work from my holiday home which is covered by 3G but not very well. I have been advised to get an outside thing to boost the incoming signal but how do I then get the signal to my iPad - do I need a wireless router? I am completely ignorant so please help!!
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    Cell phone boosters should be widely available. My supplier for radio and telecommunications is Petron Communications, who can be found in Dawson Creek, Fort St John and Fort Nelson. They have a model with an external antenna for around $175.

    Can't vouch for anyone else, and don't know where you are, but I can tell you that these devices pull a signal in out of thin air.
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    Am in Wales UK Kevin so can't really make use of your post thank you. Can anybody else help with my problem please?
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    Sorry I'm in Australia, but have a look on the net.

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discussion-forum-for-ipad/id412896524?mt=8
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/
    2 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/21590-tips-tricks-those-us-who-dont-know.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-os/49581-ios5-tips-tricks.html
    We have rules like any Community so please read these also
    http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rul...um-rules-everybody-please-read.html#post14697

    Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!
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    I have read everything thank you and still haven't found anything that helps me. Why do I keep being reminded to read the rules? Have I committed some unintended crime? I have read them you know!! So can anyone help?
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    Moderators have helpful links in their signatures. Just saves us typing the same stuff over and over again.

    Sent from my iPad 4 HD mini

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