WG3526-P Router w/Sierra MC7455 Modem inside a DM25X19 Antenna

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Re: WG3526-P Router w/Sierra MC7455 Modem inside a DM25X19 Antenna

Post by desmiley1 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:05 pm

I may have missed it, but are you placing the PoE injector indoors with your indoor router/switch? I do not see where you specified where you placed power. I was thinking I had to place the PoE injector in the enclosure, but now that doesn't make much sense, if I don;t need to.

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Post by Didneywhorl » Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:54 pm

No, its indoors next to my 8 port hub
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Post by ironscuba » Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:32 am

Awesome build and tutorial!

Has anyone built anything similar for 700Mhz range? That seems to be my main frequency around here. I love the build and could use the empty box and add antennas externally. Just thinking the Cat6 is the way to go in my situation.

Thanks!

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Post by Didneywhorl » Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:47 pm

Thanks!
The antenna I use is setup for the range you saw, but Jim at LTEFix.com sells a similar flat panel antenna that is broad range. Exact same install.

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Post by ironscuba » Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:01 pm

Appreciate the info!

I'll reach out to them, I looked but didn't see it on the site. I either overlooked it (quite possible) or it's out of stock at the moment.

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Post by JimHelms » Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:47 am

ironscuba wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:01 pm

I'll reach out to them, I looked but didn't see it on the site. I either overlooked it (quite possible) or it's out of stock at the moment.
THIS is the wide band MIMO antenna with the large enclosure that we have manufactured. We are currently out of stock but they are on order.

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Post by ironscuba » Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:13 pm

Thank you!

I'll keep an eye out for it.

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Post by lteoptions » Wed May 13, 2020 12:07 pm

It's been a while sine you wrote this and have presumably been using it.

Can you report back any issues you have had? I am thinking about shoving my mofo or some other LTE to LAN (no wifi) into something like this and back hauling it into the house.

Can you please post an update?

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Post by Didneywhorl » Wed May 13, 2020 2:26 pm

Sure! I used this setup for nearly two years. Near the beginning of the year I upgraded to a Quectel EM20G modem and added a second panel, since the EM20G modem can do 4x mimo. The Quectel has had quirks, but its fast and works well. The MC7455 was great, except the MC7455 does not like to run continuously on Sprint networks. For some reason it loses connection randomly a few times a day. There are workarounds, but I just let it go for nearly 2 years, then I upgraded.

With the MC7455 in the WG3526 using one 2x mimo flat panel narrow band antenna I could get around 100Mbps DL. When I went to the EM20G and added the 2nd 2x panel I maxed out my tower. I always get over 200Mbps in tests. My rough average has been 265Mbps, max was around 388Mbps in a test. Speedtest.com app. I KNOW I can get more, but my tower is managing my speeds.

The antenna is still rocking today. It's a fantastic product. I do, though, warn against using the narrow band antenna unless your absolutely sure you want to limit your band choices (B41, B66) in exchange for very high gain. I personally don't need the higher gain, but I thought I did. I don't regret buying it, but after testing the 8dbi 4x mimo antenna, I know I never needed that high of gain.

I'm currently testing the 4x mimo flat panel antenna that LTEFix has for sale. It's "only" 8dbi, but that is common for a wideband antenna. The 4x panel seems to outperform my 2 - 2x antennas! I've got much more testing to do.
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Post by lteoptions » Wed May 13, 2020 5:22 pm

Did you ever have any issues with heat and or moisture with your enclosure being the antenna panel itself?

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