Wilson Antennas

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Wilson Antennas

Post by dbshelton » Wed Jul 21, 2021 6:18 am

I have 2 Wilson directional antennas. No signal inside my home. Would the best thing to try is mount them outside in an "X" configuration, aim close to tower, and hook up to the antenna connections on my GL-X750V2 ?

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Re: Wilson Antennas

Post by gscheb » Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:06 am

Yes,
Do you get a signal outside at all?

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Re: Wilson Antennas

Post by dbshelton » Wed Jul 21, 2021 6:49 pm

Cell phone gets a usable signal outside. Use booster inside. Live in metal building. -91 to -95db inside with booster on. 2.4 miles to tower

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Re: Wilson Antennas

Post by Adm1jtg » Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:45 pm

boosters do not support mimo the x configuration your talking about. The routers we use here do but boosters only support one channel aka single feed antenna

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Re: Wilson Antennas

Post by gscheb » Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:14 am

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dbshelton wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 6:49 pm
Cell phone gets a usable signal outside. Use booster inside. Live in metal building. -91 to -95db inside with booster on. 2.4 miles to tower
Should be good to go then. Put those antennas outside pointing toward desired tower plugged straight to modem. No booster. Fine to use booster for phones.

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Re: Wilson Antennas

Post by Adm1jtg » Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:24 am

gscheb wrote:
Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:14 am
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Should be good to go then. Put those antennas outside pointing toward desired tower plugged straight to modem. No booster. Fine to use booster for phones.
Absolutely right, and honestly matches my setup 100%. I have 3 antennas. One dedicated to the booster which is used ONLY for phone calls. The other 2 are mounted like the above picture and fed directly into my router and this is used for internet. 2 independant systems.

The nice thing about this setup is on a very basic level each system has some redundancy to the other. The internet side could make calls using wifi calling if needed and the booster could give full internet to your phone if needed.

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Re: Wilson Antennas

Post by dbshelton » Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:51 pm

I will give it a try this weekend. How far apart?
I do have an omnidirectional antenna for the booster.
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Re: Wilson Antennas

Post by Adm1jtg » Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:02 pm

if your using an omni on the booster do you know where the actual tower is located that your using/want to use? The antennas in the pictre are directional meaning just like the name implies you kinda have to aim them at the tower you want. Omni directionals have less range but pick up signal from all directions.

Also I am not sure you would need to consult someone in here smarter then me but an omni antenna in the same path as your 2 directional could mess with the signal I BELIEVE, causing interference. Again let someone smarter then me reply to that aspect. My personal setup uses 3 directional antennas and since they all point at the same tower there is no interference between them.

As far as your actual question though so long as they are angled like in the picture not far, mine are probably only a foot apart vertically, again much like in the picture.

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Re: Wilson Antennas

Post by dbshelton » Fri Jul 23, 2021 5:10 am

I have used the booster with one of the directional antennas and Cell Tower Locator app to locate the tower I want to aim the antennas for the modem. It is 2.4 miles away and a pretty good signal.
I was thinking about mounting the booster antenna about 40' away on another mast.

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Re: Wilson Antennas

Post by gscheb » Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:58 am

Make sure these antennas you are using are 50 ohm. Allot of booster antennas are 75 ohm.

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