T-Mobile Booster External Antenna

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Rjbierce
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T-Mobile Booster External Antenna

Post by Rjbierce » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:43 am

Hey, everyone. Got a question. Has anyone tried to connect an external antenna to the T-Mobile boosters? I already have antennas from a previous setup, but I'm not sure what kind of connectors these need. I'll try and get some pictures posted. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: T-Mobile Booster External Antenna

Post by Rjbierce » Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:30 pm


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Re: T-Mobile Booster External Antenna

Post by Rjbierce » Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:42 pm

I'm thinking this is the one i need. Might just give it a shot and see.

https://www.amazon.com/Pocaton-Pigtail- ... words=mhf4

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Re: T-Mobile Booster External Antenna

Post by JimHelms » Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:51 pm

Rjbierce wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:30 pm
Link to images
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/od6tb8wzw14r ... eT6Ja?dl=0
It is hard to tell but they do appear to be U.FL connectors.

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Re: T-Mobile Booster External Antenna

Post by Rjbierce » Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:06 am

Thanks for the feedback.

I know it's not the same connectors used for the antennas in the USB adapter for the MC7455, not sure what type those are though. I tried those to see if it would work and I need something similar, but a bit smaller.

It's probably hard to tell from the pictures, but I think the connector would need to be male with a small pin in the middle.

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Re: T-Mobile Booster External Antenna

Post by JimHelms » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:52 am

Then it is not a U.FL.

You might refer to this chart:

_ipex_ufl_.jpg

The MHF4 is another common connector type and fits the M.2 modems (i.e., Sierra Wireless EM Seriesof modems). They are a lot smaller than the U.FL which is what you have in your USB enclosure.
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Re: T-Mobile Booster External Antenna

Post by Rjbierce » Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:03 pm

I found something that looks like what is on the booster.
I think it may be a MHF-SW type connector, though I can't seem to find a cable for it.
Have you seen anything like this before?

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Re: T-Mobile Booster External Antenna

Post by Rjbierce » Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:10 pm

After finding this,

https://www.i-pex.com/img/products/matrix_RF_MHF.pdf

I'm thinking that the connectors are more for testing/troubleshooting purposes and not antenna connectors as I originally hoped. Connecting an external antenna to the booster may not be possible after all. I'll try pulling the board and seeing if there are any connectors on the back.

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