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T-Mobile antenna info

Post by GunGuy » Mon May 18, 2020 7:49 pm

Okay here we go again I'm pretty new to this stuff and after biting the bullet and ordering a OTR mobile sim. I got my WE826-T working, but the signal is so weak with my current antennas I might as well not have it. I have a permanent camper by the lake and am trying to work from home there. I also have a kid with a few of my grandkids that have a camper 650 feet from mine. Is there an antenna kit out there that can boost both 4G and WiFi or should I look into two different sets. I would appreciate any suggestions, keep in mind i'm a poor white boy with lots of bad habits to spend my money on.

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Post by GunGuy » Tue May 19, 2020 5:45 pm

I did not have enough time to do much research, but I did find a tower 1 mile away from my camper to the south and one 6.6 miles to the north. I want to get a cheap omni-directional antenna just to get my office up and running then get me a much better set up once it proves out. My question is do I need two or will one antenna work for now?

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Post by BillA » Tue May 19, 2020 9:47 pm

GunGuy wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 5:45 pm
I did not have enough time to do much research, but I did find a tower 1 mile away from my camper to the south and one 6.6 miles to the north. I want to get a cheap omni-directional antenna just to get my office up and running then get me a much better set up once it proves out. My question is do I need two or will one antenna work for now?

Depends on the type of antenna, there are all-in-ones meaning two or four antennas in a box with two/four connectors for your modem, which are more compact and easier to mount. Then there are single antennas, therefore you'll need two or four units since each one only comes with one cable/connector, and you'll need to mount them at a 45 degree angle from each other for best signal. You can find a good selection at LTEFix.com

All-in-one with 2 antennas/connectors (for Sierra MC7455, Quectel EP/EM06-A, EM12)
https://ltefix.com/shop/antennas/4g-lte ... o-antenna/

All-in-one with 4 antennas/connectors (4x4 MIMO) (for Sierra EM7511/7565, Quectel EM20)
https://ltefix.com/shop/antennas/4g-lte ... onnectors/

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Post by gscheb » Wed May 20, 2020 4:50 am

Hello with tower a mile away might be chance this cheap antenna could work.

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Post by Didneywhorl » Wed May 20, 2020 3:04 pm

You'll need separate antennas for your WiFi from the LTE antennas. Different frequencies and uses. I recommend a higher powered wifi Access point, as the WE-826 is weak in the wifi dept.

A high gain flat panel directional antenna pair, or dual mimo is my favorite type to use. Like....https://ltefix.com/shop/antennas/4g-lte ... o-antenna/
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Post by GunGuy » Wed May 20, 2020 8:30 pm

I did a little random testing with this antenna https://lci-support-doc.s3.amazonaws.co ... 001560.pdf I stood on the tongue of the camper and held it over my head and was able to pull down 12 mbps and 9 mbps up. So I ordered this cheap antenna https://www.amazon.com/Outdoor-Wide-Ban ... 8&sr=8-119 to mount on my old TV antenna pole. I will let you know how it works this weekend.
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Post by terryjett » Thu May 21, 2020 2:48 pm

I would order from LTEFIX, Jim has some very good antennas. Being a mile from tower, would have tried: https://ltefix.com/shop/antennas/wifi-a ... extension/

Remember: you get what you pay for. Plus, when you have a problem, just try to contact amazon for help - nightmare.
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Re: T-Mobile antenna info

Post by GunGuy » Thu May 21, 2020 9:48 pm

terryjett wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 2:48 pm
I would order from LTEFIX, Jim has some very good antennas. Being a mile from tower, would have tried: https://ltefix.com/shop/antennas/wifi-a ... extension/

Remember: you get what you pay for. Plus, when you have a problem, just try to contact amazon for help - nightmare.
I plan on selling a few of the units I have on hand and picking up a few flat panel units from Jim. I just need to get my office up and running. Do you guys have a recommendation for the WiFi issue? would I need an antenna to broadcast 650 feet and the standard antenna to pick it up? Can this box transmit 650 feet at all? Getting my office going is the priority getting the grandkids internet is a nice to have.

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Post by Didneywhorl » Thu May 21, 2020 10:08 pm

GunGuy wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 9:48 pm
I plan on selling a few of the units I have on hand and picking up a few flat panel units from Jim. I just need to get my office up and running. Do you guys have a recommendation for the WiFi issue? would I need an antenna to broadcast 650 feet and the standard antenna to pick it up? Can this box transmit 650 feet at all? Getting my office going is the priority getting the grandkids internet is a nice to have.

650 feet? Explain the layout a little more.
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Post by terryjett » Thu May 21, 2020 10:21 pm

GunGuy wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 9:48 pm
I plan on selling a few of the units I have on hand and picking up a few flat panel units from Jim. I just need to get my office up and running. Do you guys have a recommendation for the WiFi issue? would I need an antenna to broadcast 650 feet and the standard antenna to pick it up? Can this box transmit 650 feet at all? Getting my office going is the priority getting the grandkids internet is a nice to have.
Try something like this https://amzn.to/2zXgkx9 (5GHz) or https://amzn.to/3cUv12I (2.4GHz)

You can stick it outside camper on short pole by only using good cat 6e (or better) ethernet cable.

Plug into one of the WE826 LAN ports and follow instructions from TP-Link.
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