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#272100 9-Jun-2020 14:36
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Hi all, got a client on Spark's rural 4G with a B315, no external antenna. They would be around 2km or so from a cell tower, through some trees, pretty sure you'd be able to see the tower over the crest of a hill if the pines weren't there. Speeds seem to burst to around 25mbps down max, and settle around 10mbps both ways, which isn't terrible, and may just be what it is in this location, they are just keen to get whatever they can out of it.

 

 

 

I've attached the stats below from the modem - could anyone with more knowledge than myself let me know if an external antenna will actually make a meaningful difference (or a different/better modem)? As they are getting around -71dBm, I think that is pretty strong for a 4G signal already?

 

 

 

Any thoughts appreciated. Thank you!

 


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  #2501588 9-Jun-2020 15:56
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Yes.

 

 

 

You would also benefit from that jouney as it will be a swap to a b618 though.

 

if you DM me your account I'm happy to ask for a more Detailed response though.





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  #2501597 9-Jun-2020 16:13
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Awesome, thank you. 😀 I'll DM later on once I get the account number.

 

 

 

In the past I would have used one of these and these, or with the b618, those with a SMA to TS9 adapter - is that still the done thing, or is there a better/newer option now?

 

Cheers. 


 
 
 
 


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  #2501608 9-Jun-2020 16:39
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  #2501611 9-Jun-2020 16:58
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B315 is sma.
B618 is ts9.

To be clear my response is on the assumption this would be a spark installed attenna not DIY.




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