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# 261843 17-Dec-2019 18:04
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Evening all,


Situation, live on the outskirts of Helensville, just North of Auckland (Far North West AKL)


We did have a 4G /200G connection (RBI), made the move to 3G (RBI) / Unlimited plan. - Heavy Users!


Using a B315 Modem, with a single external antenna  (ANT-205 - 11dBi Wideband LTE Broadband Directional Antenna)


Operating on Band 8 - 900Mhz 


Currently getting approx 7M/2M


Ecio: -9dB




A few questions.


Does RBI 3G using MIMO ?


If Yes should I purchase a 2nd ANT-205 Antenna to get more throughput ?  


Or do I purchase a dedicated 900Mhz Antenna, with higher Gain was looking at he following.




I am leaning towards to the Ant-100 more gain and birds won't bend it!


Anyone else in the same situation ?  I and use the ANT-205 for another project so I am not worried about swapping it out, just don't want to spend $200 on an antenna if it isn't going to make a difference.  





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  # 2377234 17-Dec-2019 18:20
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surprised a provider moved you back to that plan.. 7M/2M on that really isnt so bad.

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  # 2377273 17-Dec-2019 20:26
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Your stats a very good, so I doubt a different antenna will make any real difference. 3G is not MIMO, so second antenna won't change that. Maybe a high band antenna if there is some 2100 3G nearby.

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  # 2377333 17-Dec-2019 20:49
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you have to remember with 3g your not going to get the best speeds as you would on 4g.  note sure what the settings around there are but your speeds seem fine for 3g.

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