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# 239387 15-Jul-2018 17:48
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So I am using the ANT-205 and B525s setup in quite a rural area. Although most of the time works quite well, during wet weather it struggles to get above 2G, or displays as 4G with no bars. I am wondering if anyone knows if there are stronger antennas available?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  # 2056574 15-Jul-2018 18:07
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Are you sure that the Antenna is setup correctly. Did you use the signal strength of the router or a professional signal strength meter to get it setup?
And was it properly secured as if it was blown around in the weather it can move it out of alignment and even a few degrees difference can make a massive impact.







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  # 2056584 15-Jul-2018 18:19
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BarTender: Are you sure that the Antenna is setup correctly. Did you use the signal strength of the router or a professional signal strength meter to get it setup?
And was it properly secured as if it was blown around in the weather it can move it out of alignment and even a few degrees difference can make a massive impact.

 

 

 

Antenna has been installed by professionals at Nelspec. The way it is pointed is definitely the same as it can't move. I was wondering if there is any larger/more powerful antennas that could work.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2056612 15-Jul-2018 19:10
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Weather will always affect RF conditions.

 

 

 

Being rural though, is it possible a tree has simply overgrown? they love to suck up all the datas.





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  # 2056620 15-Jul-2018 19:19
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hio77:

 

Weather will always affect RF conditions.

 

 

 

Being rural though, is it possible a tree has simply overgrown? they love to suck up all the datas.

 

 

SAP is used intensly by tree structures...

 

:-) 

 

 

 

 


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  # 2056642 15-Jul-2018 20:11
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Have you one antenna or two?

 

4G uses mimo so 2 antenna is required for max speed. As they are on different planes one may work while the other is degraded, antenna should be at 45 degree and 315 degree, not vertical and horizontal.

 

The Ant-205 is called a log periodic and is designed for wide bandwidth, it is not designed for gain.

 

If you want a more powerful antenna you will need to go to a yagi.

 

https://www.gowifi.co.nz/700-900mhz/ant-213.html is an option if you are on 700MHz or https://www.gowifi.co.nz/1700-directional/ant-162.html if your on 1800MHz

 

To see what frequency you are using you will have to look at your router.

 

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  # 2056693 15-Jul-2018 20:55
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SATTV:

 

antenna should be at 45 degree and 315 degree, not vertical and horizontal.

 

 

 

 

Thanks John,

 

 

 

This is interesting as the people at Nelspec said that you lose strength at 45º angles, thanks for the tip though :)


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  # 2056735 15-Jul-2018 22:28
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You do get better signal with the ANT-205 tilted 45° but at the expense of not allowing it to cross both antenna paths. 2x antenna is is best, and for low signal the ANT-213 is recommended. Also make sure router is locked to 4G, and antenna settings to external.




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  # 2056775 16-Jul-2018 06:53
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coffeebaron: Also make sure router is locked to 4G, and antenna settings to external.

 

 

 

I wasn't aware you can lock it to 4G, thanks though :)


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