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#272331 20-Jun-2020 00:22
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Has anyone tried one of these from Go Wireless NZ with success? https://www.gowifi.co.nz/700-directional/ant-261.html

 

I have a Spark / Huawei B618 in a pretty good rural reception area .... but want to squeeze the best out of the available signal if worth it and achievable, but without going all the way with an external antenna rig and the necessary 25m or so of coax reticulation which would lose me a lot of signal strength!

 

 

 

Thanks & regards,

 

 

 

 


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  #2508609 20-Jun-2020 10:49
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The "official" indoor antenna seems to be the Huawei Omni AF79 Antenna however also seems pretty hard to find.

 

The GoWifi one you linked has SMA connectors so you'll need 2x SMA to TS-9 adapters to connect to the B618s.

 

The B618 already has 4x internal antennas I believe so not sure how much performance you'd get substituting those for 2x external "indoors" unless you go outdoor: https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=66&topicid=272245

 

 




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  #2508907 20-Jun-2020 19:04
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Many thanks. I'll keep a lookout for an Omni AF79 but otherwise be thankful that we're pretty good signalwise for a rural location. I have to say the B618 is pretty good and a quantum step-up on the ADSL we struggled with for the last thirteen years until Covid lockdown and everyone WFH overloaded the system to and past breaking point.


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