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arivel

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Hi everyone.
unfortunately in my house the traditional telephone service is absent and therefore I have to make use of an alternative system.
do you recommend a good but cheap omnidirectional mime 4G LTE antenna for my huawei e5186s-22a router to put on the roof?
 

Mark.J

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The answer may depend on a number of factors, such as whether or not you can get line-of-sight to the mast with the strongest signal for your operator. If not then you may need an Omni one and Solwise have a fairly useful guide for this:


I know a couple of people on here have gone with a Poynting 2dB 3G/4G Cross-Polarised Omni Antenna. I'd also keep the cable length below 5 metres to avoid signal degradation.
 

arivel

Member
Hello and thanks .
I believe that there is no linear communication between my house and the antennas but I cannot be sure.
looking around, with the naked eye I see no antennas.
but the biggest problem is another. around me there is a group of antennas but I don't think they are all 4G.
I don't know how many there are and above all where the 4G antennas are positioned.
I read this recommended article:
I have a question .
if I understand correctly we talk about two equal antennas but one vertically polarized and the other horizontally polarized. this configuration is better than a vertically polarized omnidirectional mime antenna. do you confirm ?
 

kommando828

Regular Member
The Poynting 2dB 3G/4G Cross-Polarised Omni Antenna is internally taking the horizontal and vertical signals and outputs them down the 2 wires separately to the router. No need for another antenna which you could not plug in anyway,
 

purplebogmonste

Regular Member
Omni cross-polarized will probably serve you best as other have said. To get an idea of where you connect you can use the Opensignal app on Android providing you have a strong enough signal for a smart phone to connect - I do not :(

The mastdata website (free subscription for 30 days) will give you the locations of local masts.

I went for a higher gain directional Poynting antenna pointing towards the only mast that will deliver 4G where I live. If that goes down (which it has) then I can switch to the internal omni directional router antennas and get 3G albeit at a much reduced bandwidth.
 
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