racers115: I would be very careful about doing this. First of all - depending on the
configuration of the phone you have, if you plug in an external antenna,
the phone detects the change in impedance and automatically deactivates the
internal antenna In some cases you may be able to get the internal antenna
to reactivate by turning your phone off, removing the battery, then replace
it and turn the phone back on. But in some cases doing a restart might not
be enough to get the phone to switch the internal antenna back on, thus you
would be stuck using an external antenna all the time. Secondly - if you
are going to try this make absolutely sure that you've grounded yourself
and the external antenna out before you try to plug it in to the antenna
jack. You may have enough of a static charge on you when you go to plug in
an external antenna that the static can transfer right through the plug or
wire insulation and fry the transceiver part of your phone. Some phones
make have some surge protection or more robust final circuitry but if yours
does not, then your phone will pay the price. Thirdly - I've actually seen
the W1 and W2 antenna jacks from the other side of the motherboard when a
friend and I took apart his dead Galaxy 3 phone and I can tell you those
jacks aren't on there very securely, at least not securely enough for ME to
feel confident with constantly pushing and pulling against it every time I
go to plug in or unplug an external antenna. So it's really up to you.. but
consider all of the above before you proceed, and the risks involved. And
yeah, Samsung could have made those two jacks accessible with all of the
protective measures included so a person could connect external antennas
with confidence that doing so would not hurt the phone, but alas, they
giovanni santoro: I plug an antenna and signal was very good ,but now the s3 doesn't work
without her....Please help me
Stephanie Hudson: I have a Verizon model SCH-i535 which has ports L1, L2, and R1 (instead of
W1 and W2). US obviously. Where would I attach this for boosting 4G
performance? I'm wanting to use my phone as a MiFi device for my home (I'm
still grandfathered in with unlimited data). I live in a rural area and am
tired of exceeding my satellite data usage caps.
Michael Carey: my experience is that while the plug on the end of the patch cable is
robust... the socket inside the phone is very fragile. Most of them also
have a small internal switch that disconnects the phones internal antenna
when you plug in the patch cable, you can test this with a patch cable and
Watching the patch lead plug getting pulled straight out during this video
make me cringe. Gently rotate while pulling gently is the trick.
Hugh Jazz: I have been so close to buying the patch lead and 7.5dBi Omni Whip antenna
for my car.
But all these reports of damage to your handset (port connection, internal
antenna lock-out) have now scared me off.
Has anyone successfully used a Samsung S3 with W1 and W2 ports, with a
patch lead and external antenna?
RafaloosPL: Is it TS9 or CRC9 plug?
MrPartyWaffle: For those who have a W1 and W2 setup the W1 is the GSM (cellular signal)
and W2 is WiFi
Saeed Al Falasi: what about the drivers? wouldnt you need a custom driver?
theaudiorampage: Why don't you guys combine the external antenna to the back plate of the
phone, so it will boost all of the time.
Mike Trieu: telcoantennas(dot)com(dot)au/site/patch-lead-samsung-galaxy-s3-i9300
Cybertronic: that's good to know, i'd just need to crimp the cable lead to a larger one
that fits the connector on the phone.
Whoopie: No, but I've used plenty of their antennae in other applications. They work
well for other WiFi applications. I can only assume they'd work for a phone
signal as well.
Dre4dwolf: This is pretty good if your on a boat or something and you want to use your
phone to tether internet to other devices, W2 would let you put a proper
antenna to share wifi (ad-hoc) and W1 would boost 3g/4g signal.
fishyfish47: Hi Peter, plugged a patch lead into the S3 Boom ,haven't had internal
antenna reception since. Why didn't Samsung but a sturdy external jack on
this phone and then call it a smart phone. Caution people in using a patch
lead on this phone.
Darkking Ice: Basically W1 - phone service W2 - wifi
takota clow: Excellent sir.. Where might I find the correct patch lead.? Or is that a
Cybertronic: has anyone tried using a laptop Antenna cable out of an LCD panel?
cramerelectronico: wich is name the this connector?
Miike Hunt: Cool, my S3 has 2 antenna ports though? (labelled W1 and W2).
Ashley Smith: Awesome video! Thanks for that, I had seen patch leads on ebay and even
communicated with the seller, but couldn't work out how to uncover the
plastic plugs on the back L1 & L2, then I grabbed a pair of small toenail
scissors and tried again - the plug was easy, but carefully, removed. Well
Peter Turner: I have a galaxy s3 brought the patch lead and antenna plug it in and
wrecked my phone my phone came up no service to it, did a factory restore
and still no go is you phone rooted
2Cheap4society: I have an S2, I want to make a patch lead but havent been able to find out
what size the phone is. Have any Idea what yours is or an S2? Thanks!
Chrisco Wally: I had this lead use it a few times and the bit where you plug in the patch
lead came off the phones motherboard = no coverage. ~$200 + a week later is
Kevin Taengu Cheng: the w1 port represents the mobile internet while the w2 represents the wifi
slh950: why is there only one port? I have W1 and W2 on bottom and side of SIM card
respectively. The phone here doesn't have W2 ... I also have s3
ryan kirby: How would I do this on a galaxy note??
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