Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


sluggish

2 posts

Wannabe Geek


#190975 18-Jan-2016 20:20
Send private message

I've got an external Yagi antenna which covers the 700 MHz used by Vodafone but it wouldn't work with my Huawei B315 modem. The reputable NZ antenna provider sent me adapters to connect to the modem but no signal was picked up. Then contacted the Antenna provider and they said there were no external antennas available for the B315. A quick browse of the internet seemed to show the contrary.

 

I'm with wireless nation but Spark supplies this modem as well.

 

Is anyone using this modem with an external anntena?

 

I've read a different Huawei modem had issues with automatic detection of an external antenna. Perhaps the same problem? Something about DC resistance being too low

 

 

Create new topic
stretchnz
5 posts

Wannabe Geek


  #1510388 10-Mar-2016 10:14
Send private message

Any chance you found a solution to your problem?

 

I ask because I am looking to buy one of these Huawai routers and will quite likely require an external aerial for the location it is intended.

 

I did see a site that claims to sell antennas for this router (http://www.store4g.com/huawei-b315/)

 

Best of luck but hopefully you may have some further testing and positive results :)


 
 
 

GoodSync. Easily back up and sync your files with GoodSync. Simple and secure file backup and synchronisation software will ensure that your files are never lost (affiliate link).

gwh

gwh
73 posts

Master Geek


  #1511783 12-Mar-2016 10:17
Send private message

These modems are commonly used with external antennae. The advice that they aren't available is completely wrong. 

 

Go Wireless supply these antennae to many of the companies providing RBI service, they are ideal for the job you have in mind and are proven to work in the field:

 

http://www.gowifi.co.nz/antennas-1710-2100mhz-directio/11dbi-wideband-lte-broadband-directional-antenna.html

 

 


stretchnz
5 posts

Wannabe Geek


#1512885 14-Mar-2016 11:31
Send private message

Thanks for your suggestion / advice.




sluggish

2 posts

Wannabe Geek


  #1512906 14-Mar-2016 11:50
Send private message

Yep I've found the problem. I had a cable connected to the antenna which terminated to something other than the sma connector needed for the B315. I used a converter rather than buying a new cable. I suspect the converter failed somehow. After trying to troubleshoot different ways to no avail, I bought a proper cable from gowifi which terminates to an sma. Problem solved.

 

Still not sure why the 1st company I dealt with told me there were no antennas working with this modem/router. I'm happy with the B315 but would like a router where I can force it to stay on 4G. It often drops from 4G to 3G even when I choose the manual feature (note I have a hill near my home which creates signal issues - you'll probably be fine if you have a decent signal). It likes to revert to auto selection. It also auto detects the antenna and would prefer to be able to make a manual selection.


stretchnz
5 posts

Wannabe Geek


  #1512929 14-Mar-2016 12:04
Send private message

interesting findings and good pointers on the auto selection issues (as I would call them issues!).

 

I did some testing last Friday at the site intended and sadly despite the GIS Geek site showing a 4G tower close by, there was no 4G signal to be had.

 

So change of tack now to run a Robustel 3G router (from all specs I saw on the B315 it did not appear to support Spark's 3G on 850Mhz).

 

 


PhantomNVD
2619 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  #1512976 14-Mar-2016 12:46
Send private message

Get a skinny one, currently $149 and locked to 4g without option to change 🤔

stretchnz
5 posts

Wannabe Geek


  #1512979 14-Mar-2016 12:54
Send private message

we are a large company using Spark as it holds it own with coverage in remote locations which we often find ourselves in.

 

So no option to change for a single router instance. Have other sites already mobile connected was just hoping this particular one could go LTE.




xbone
7 posts

Wannabe Geek


  #1518004 22-Mar-2016 22:28
Send private message

hi any one looking to sell RBI modem ; i need one urgently


Rikkitic
Awrrr
17531 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1518057 23-Mar-2016 00:15
Send private message

I have a Huawei B315 with external antenna for 4G RBI. This device has connectors for two external antennas and I bought a second antenna to see what would happen. I tried many different configurations but the best result was with the two antennas both vertically polarised, one on top of the other. This nearly doubled my usual connection speed from 25-30 Mbps to 45-50 Mbps. The mast is about 20-25 kms away, not quite line of sight.

 

 





Plesse igmore amd axxept applogies in adbance fir anu typos

 


 


Create new topic





News and reviews »

Synology Introduces BeeStation
Posted 23-Feb-2024 14:14


New One UI 6.1 Update Brings Galaxy AI to More Galaxy Devices
Posted 23-Feb-2024 10:50


Amazon Echo Hub Available in New Zealand
Posted 23-Feb-2024 10:40


InternetNZ Releases Internet Insights 2023
Posted 20-Feb-2024 10:31


Seagate Adds 24TB IronWolf Pro Hard Drives for Multi-user Commercial and Enterprise RAID Storage Solutions
Posted 19-Feb-2024 16:54


Seagate Skyhawk AI 24TB Elevates Edge Security Capacity and Performance
Posted 9-Feb-2024 17:18


GoPro Releases Quik Desktop App for macOS and Introduces Premium+ Subscription Tier
Posted 9-Feb-2024 17:14


Ring Introduces New Ring Battery Video Doorbell Pro
Posted 9-Feb-2024 16:51


Galaxy AI Transforms the new Galaxy S24 Series
Posted 18-Jan-2024 07:00


D-Link launches AI-Powered Aquila Pro M30 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Systems
Posted 17-Jan-2024 20:02


Newest LG 4K Lifestyle Projector Doubles as Art Objet
Posted 9-Jan-2024 15:50


More LG Smart TV Owners Set To Enjoy the Latest webOS Upgrade
Posted 9-Jan-2024 15:45


Panasonic Announces the Z95A and Z93A With Fire TV Built In
Posted 9-Jan-2024 15:30


Amazon Echo Pop Review
Posted 8-Jan-2024 14:22


Samsung Tab S9 FE Review
Posted 17-Dec-2023 08:26









Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.







Backblaze unlimited backup