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zBoost SOHO YX545 Signal Booster Wireless Extenders

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zBoost SOHO YX545 Signal Booster Wireless Extenders

Designed for consumers, the zBoost SOHO YX545 Signal Booster Wireless Extender provides a mobile phone signal booster and expand the Cell Zone for multiple users. Easy to set up, this wireless signal booster increases indoor signal coverage by up to 3,000 sq ft by amplifying and increasing the signal. It is compatible with all U.S. carriers and most mobile devices. You can increase voice and data transmission and decrease the amount of dropped or missed calls with this zBoost signal booster. This efficient indoor cell phone signal booster helps in extending the battery life of your phone. This wireless signal booster features an indoor and outdoor antenna, which are connected to the base unit with coax cable. This antenna avoids any physical connection to your phone. With patent pending technology, it protects the carrier network.
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Questions & Answers for Zboost zBoost SOHO YX545 Signal Booster Wireless Extenders

Question

does this have to have an internet connections

asked 2 years, 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on zBoost SOHO YX545 Signal Booster Wireless Extenders
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
No
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Sherlock46
answer 2
No, but requires an electrical outlet for power.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
jniki
 - Silver Spring, MD
answer 3
no
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
DarrellP
 - Iowa
answer 4
No, it truly works off of the wireless signal.
answered 2 years ago
By
VoiceOfReason11
 - Kentucky
answer 5
NO!
answered 2 years ago
By
Benjy2
 - Richfield, NC
answer 6
Has no connection to the internet nor association with the internet. It is for use with cell phones and cell towers, nothing else.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
britsoft
 - Heyburn Idaho
answer 7
No you plug it in to any outlet and out the mount on the roof and away you go.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
swnsnswn
answer 8
No
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
TonThumb
 - Fla
Question

does this come with the coax cable and the other items its needs to be set up? what additional items are needed to set it up?

asked 2 years, 6 months ago
By
hgann
on zBoost SOHO YX545 Signal Booster Wireless Extenders
8 answers
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answer 1
Yes
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Sherlock46
answer 2
You have to be able to position the antenna at least two feet from any metal window frames outside a window.
I could not do that.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
jniki
 - Silver Spring, MD
answer 3
It comes with everything needed except maybe the fastners. You might want to get either some zip ties or some type of cable fasteners.
answered 2 years ago
By
VoiceOfReason11
 - Kentucky
answer 4
The box contains 50 ft of cable, ac adapter, inside antenna and an exterior antenna along with the unit. It is easy to set up. Just screw(screws inculded) the exterior antenna onto the house or attach to an exterior pole with the mounting bracket which is included. Run the cable to the unit, attach the interior antenna and plug the unit into the ac.
answered 2 years ago
By
Benjy2
 - Richfield, NC
answer 5
It comes with everything you need, but be careful to verify that you have bars on your phone where you install the antenna. If you can't get reception outside on your phone, this equipment will not help. If there is no signal available, it cannot re-send anything.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
gotarun
 - Southeast Kansas
answer 6
It comes with everything you need to install it except the sky hook. It has a mast bracket to install it to a mast like for a TV etc but you can not mount it to a mast because it will not work, per their tech support. It uses standard TV coax (the small 75 ohm stuff) and there is 50 feet in the box, plenty for any installation.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
britsoft
 - Heyburn Idaho
answer 7
Every thing you need comes with it. It's very easy to install.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
oldhonda
 - Upsate, NY
answer 8
50ft of coax, external antenna (plus all mounting hardware), plug/power for the base unit. EVERYTHING is included.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
JOEOPS
Question

If I have little or no bars inside or out, will this work for me?

asked 2 years, 5 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on zBoost SOHO YX545 Signal Booster Wireless Extenders
8 answers
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answer 1
Basically not really. Think of the unit like this...if you have no signal inside...but lots outside your place...then this could help bring that signal you get outside,...inside.

But if you can't get signal anywhere outside, then you may have to look at another...stronger...product. But i will say, if your signal is good enough outside. Then you would have to consider if this unit bringing in that signal is good enough for you.

Have you tried on your roof or in your attic if you get stronger signal?
answered 10 months ago
By
DeadzonedNoMore
answer 2
You have to have a signal available to be pulled in..if you have no outside signal it probably would not do you any good to install any booster.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Pat1939
 - Canton,Tx
answer 3
Yes. If you have a least 1 bar outside, it will work. You place the antenna outside on the house where you get the best signal. Run the coax into the house in a central location. It will boost that 1 bar up to anywhere between 3-5. It also boosts your single back to the tower. I have this exact situation where I use mine. 1, sometimes two bars outside. With the repeater I get 4-5 bars in the house. It also boosts the single I have outside the house.
answered 2 years ago
By
VoiceOfReason11
 - Kentucky
answer 4
You will need to have a cell phone signal outside wherever you locate the outside antenna. Given that, you will have a good signal within the reach of the interior unit or optional interior antennas. See zBoost web site for optional accessories.
answered 2 years ago
By
Benjy2
 - Richfield, NC
answer 5
No it will not. Don't waste your money. If there is no signal available outside, this equipment cannot receive any signal to re-send.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
gotarun
 - Southeast Kansas
answer 6
If you have no bars outside there is nothing for this device to "boost" and therefore will NOT work. You have to have at least one bar outside and, if you can install it according to their specs, you should have at least 3 bars inside, according to their papers that came in the box.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
britsoft
 - Heyburn Idaho
answer 7
One website said it will only bring into your home what you get outside. It will not create something that you don't already get. I can get full bars in certain places outside so I took a chance and now I get full bars inside. It does fluctuate at times.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
REVIEW1stBUY2nd
 - Jonesboro, AR
answer 8
No
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
oldhonda
 - Upsate, NY
Question

how long is the coax cable?

asked 2 years ago
By
an anonymous customer
on zBoost SOHO YX545 Signal Booster Wireless Extenders
8 answers
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answer 1
Mine came packaged with 50feet of coaxial when i purchased it new.
answered 10 months ago
By
DeadzonedNoMore
answer 2
50 ft and you can even order ext if you need them although they recommend staying under 75 ft but the 50 ft is perfect for us and gets us all full bars! Good luck, hope you love this as much as we do...
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
lmiller377
answer 3
50 feet.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
moonoverohio
answer 4
They provide a 15 foot cable
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
jniki
 - Silver Spring, MD
answer 5
50 feet, but you can add 15 feet to extend it..I believe the manual says no more than 75 feet of cable should be used.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Pat1939
 - Canton,Tx
answer 6
Specifications

Length: 35 feet

Cable type: RG-6 75-ohm coaxial

Connectors: F-type male (both ends)
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
RedHat93
 - Gray Court, SC
answer 7
50ft
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
DarrellP
 - Iowa
answer 8
Coax is fifty feet and may add 25 ft. Max
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
TedBear69
 - Potosi,Mo.
Question

DOES THIS COME WITH ANTENNA AND COAX CABLE?

asked 1 year, 8 months ago
By
JJBHARRISON
on zBoost SOHO YX545 Signal Booster Wireless Extenders
7 answers
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answer 1
If you purchase it new it does.

It includes the Coaxial Cable, Signal Antenna with Mounting Hardware, Base Unit with Base Unit Antenna, and power supply.
answered 10 months ago
By
DeadzonedNoMore
answer 2
Yes
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Sherlock46
answer 3
yes
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
whynotnowandthen
answer 4
yes
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
101BH
answer 5
YES Outside ant. & 50' of cosx & an inside ant. with AC power cord. It has all the clamps, screws, cable & bracket needed. But no pole it needed.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
SharkSkinner
answer 6
Yes it does, but the cable isn't really good quality. We used really good cable when we installed ours.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Pawling
answer 7
yes...
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
kivore
Question

product details

Will I need additional wires for installation? will it work in 2 story a building with steal roof? What kind of warrentee is there?
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
By
DBeller
on zBoost SOHO YX545 Signal Booster Wireless Extenders
6 answers
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answer 1
As long as you can place the antenna in a location it can receive a signal you will be OK. I have a steel roof where I use mine and it works great.

1-year manufacturer's warranty
answered 2 years ago
By
VoiceOfReason11
 - Kentucky
answer 2
it comes with a 50 foot line and I have a steel roof also and it work for me. You would have to get it away from roof about 2 foot or so. It will work outside a window also and comes with mounting brackets.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
Imail4U
 - Chapmanville WV
answer 3
Needs to 3 feet off of roof
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
coolmac
 - Nokesville Va
answer 4
There is a 50-ft. cable included, you may need an extension to power it. It is a Walmart product so, I presume, you will be able to return it.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
akul
answer 5
It comes with 50 ft of coax. It does work in our 2 story home (we don't have a metal roof). The instructions advise to place the antenna at least 2 feet away from any metal (even though it is mounted by a metal bracket). It has a 1 yr warranty from defects in material and workmanship under normal use. It says you can download user guide @ www.Wi-Ex.com
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
love2shop27
 - Missouri
answer 6
1) Additional wires? Usually no. The cable for the included antenna is like 50 feet long. The power cord is a small one from an AC/DC plug-in adapter. It's maybe 6 feet long.

2) It works in our two story home's attic, but we have a wood/asphalt roof. If you could place it outside and above the roof, the steel may help you gather signal. It's best to test for signal with the cell phone you want to use if you can get to where you're mounting the antenna. If you have only 1 bar on top of your roof, this likely won't give you three bars inside unless your phone has a bad antenna.

3) The paperwork I got says a 1 year warranty for material and workmanship.
answered 3 years ago
By
EBH08
Question

I live in a rural area and get no signal inside

I lwant to know if this product does not work for me can I return it for a full refund at my local store? thx.
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on zBoost SOHO YX545 Signal Booster Wireless Extenders
6 answers
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answer 1
If you ordered it O/L & picked it up at Walmart or bought it at the store they will take it back.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
SharkSkinner
answer 2
We also live in a very rural area! It works perfect o. Top of our mobile home, very easy to install. I had one bar outside we put this up and now we are blazing! They offer full refund but like I said its a good product for rural folks like us so good luck and we hope you enjoy it and love it as much as we do!
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
lmiller377
answer 3
Walmart will thats where I got mine. You need to have a outside signal first
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
DarrellP
 - Iowa
answer 4
Electronics may be returned for 15 days says Walmarts site
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
TedBear69
 - Potosi,Mo.
answer 5
You sure can, I did. It did not work for me.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
britsoft
 - Heyburn Idaho
answer 6
We also live in a rural area and purchased this item, it did nothing to boost the signal so we returned it to our local store and got a full refund.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
louie68
Question

i have a metal roof will this work

i have a z-boost soho yx545
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
By
john
on zBoost SOHO YX545 Signal Booster Wireless Extenders
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
You have to be at least 2 fet away from any metal
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
whatsup46
answer 2
Yes, that is exactly why I bought mine. Of course the antenna needs to be outside and at least 2ft from the metal roof. My signal went from 0-1 to 3-4 with an outside signal of 3.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Sherlock46
answer 3
i do too and it does i mounted it on my roof 2 feet obove the metal
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
whynotnowandthen
answer 4
It should. The antenna is placed outside. Choose a spot outside where your phone gets a good signal.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
101BH
answer 5
Yes put the out side ant. above your roof peak and 12'' above the peak.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
SharkSkinner
answer 6
Yes!
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
wolfwild
Question

4G PHONE

I have the Samsung Infuse 4G and I was wondering if I could use this to get more bars. I read somewhere that I was not able to use the zBoost SOHO YX545 on a 4G phone. Can you please confirm.

Thanks
Diane
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
By
DianesBuffet
on zBoost SOHO YX545 Signal Booster Wireless Extenders
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
I have an 4g AT&T Samsung Galaxy S3. It boosts my signal from 0-1 to 3-4 with an outside signal of 3.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Sherlock46
answer 2
depends on your cell provider
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
DarrellP
 - Iowa
answer 3
The best thing to do is check with your provider to see if they operate under these parameters but from what I have seen and read, it does work with 4g. It does not work with NEXTEL.

PCS Band

Frequency: Uplink: 1850 to 1910 MHz | Downlink: 1930 to 1990 MHz
System Gain: 60dB
PCS band supported: A, D, B, E, F, C
Networks: CDMA, GSM, GPRS, EDGE, EVDO, 1xRTT, UMTS, HSPA, 3G
Cellular Band

Frequency: Uplink: 824 to 849 MHz | Downlink: 869 to 894 MHz
System Gain: 60dB
PCS band supported: A, B, A', B'
Networks: CDMA, GSM, GPRS, EDGE, EVDO, 1xRTT, UMTS, HSPA, 3G
General

Coverage #open areas#: Up to 3,000 square feet
Dimensions: 5 x 7 x 1.25 inches
Weight: 9 ounces
Power consumption: 3W standby; 7W max signal; 2.0A Max
answered 2 years ago
By
VoiceOfReason11
 - Kentucky
answer 4
No. It states upfront that it does not work on 4G. Save your money.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
gotarun
 - Southeast Kansas
answer 5
No, this product will NOT work with 4G. Works with standard service, I think called 2G, and 3G under the right conditions; good signal stength, etc.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
britsoft
 - Heyburn Idaho
Question

service

i have straight talk cell service will this work for my phone
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
By
stu
on zBoost SOHO YX545 Signal Booster Wireless Extenders
4 answers
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answer 1
It works fantastic for us and we live in a very rural area, you will love it!
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
lmiller377
answer 2
You need to know if the phone you are using utilizes GSM or CDMA technology. This is the manner or protocol under which your device will communicate with your carrier. GSM works very well. CDMA (newer leading technology) does not. The documentation claims it will work, but it did not work for my room mate's CDMA phone, only my GSM.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
1TheAtomicPunk1
 - Space Coast, Florida
answer 3
I would think that it would I have Net 10 and it works great with it
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Grannyg
 - West Virginia
answer 4
I have the straight talk - ZTE Merit Phone. It would barely get a signal in house now, with the booster i have a strong signal and no dropped calls.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
nanaschoices
 - Aubrey, AR
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