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#272779 15-Jul-2020 16:21
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Hi all


Am after some thoughts from the community regarding an RBI connection we have started with Farmside.


Due to the nature of the property the only useful place for the modem is in the roof space.  Which is OK as it is also the highest point, the house is cement (Bunker).  There is no cell service inside it.  and it is where the other media servers/utilities are currently.


I'm not clued up on connections like this and have been looking at installing an antena, not to maximise the speed at all, but to assist with keeping a solid connection.  Upload speed is also a requirement for security.


Any thoughts on if an antenna would provide any benefit to the connection?


Stats were taken directly connected to the router. No other connections have been made at this point through wireless as the old ADSL connection is still in place


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  #2523598 15-Jul-2020 16:37
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Definitely stick an antenna up. Assuming you have the Huawei B525, grab this, with some cables....

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  #2523895 16-Jul-2020 08:07
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thanks, believe they’re supplying a Yagi, shark tooth looking external.


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  #2523897 16-Jul-2020 08:12
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You just need to make sure the antenna is good for 700MHz all the way up to 2100 (or 2700?). 700 probably being the key frequency for you.


Also highly beneficial to get a dual antenna (like the one I linked) to take advantage dual chaining - don't think you will see a "dual" yagi antenna unless you just put two of them up.


Oh and I am assuming you have the Huawei B525 as that's what we currently get from Vodafone for wholesale RBI stuff.

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  #2524144 16-Jul-2020 13:32
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Mount antenna nice and high and see if you can pickup the higher frequencies; 1800, 2100 etc. 700 gets slammed on a lot of towers now.

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  #2526006 20-Jul-2020 13:47
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Apologies for the delayed response chaps. 


@chevrolux -can confirm that is the modem supplied, antenna booked for Thursday through downer


@coffeebaron - Can achieve 1770 with current placement, although is was trangely slower than previous testing in the 730 band?

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  #2533813 3-Aug-2020 15:15
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Successful installation of the antenna, great result for the work completed. 


Can the modem be "locked" to a specific tower? It seems there are two close together in the particular direction and its occasionally picking up the further away resulting very slow speed (not useable) but after a reboot comes back to the closer original source



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