T-mobile home internet - external antennas

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T-mobile home internet - external antennas

Post by LifesaGlitch0 » Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:37 pm

Can anyone recommend the best external antenna for the tmobile home internet?
Utilizing the newest provider's router. Probably team it up with an indoor repeater panel antenna or something like that.

I have 2 bars on n71, but would like to see better, maybe 4 bars.

In addition,, is there a 5g booster needed, if so,, which one?

Thank you :)

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Post by Didneywhorl » Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:46 pm

If you're willing to open it up only.

The LTE FIX 4x4 MIMO panel antenna is all in one and will work on all the frequencies, even B71. I have tested it.

https://ltefix.com/shop/antennas/4g-lte ... onnectors/

Then two of these duplex cables: https://ltefix.com/shop/cables/antenna- ... -straight/

and four of these to hook to the antenna ports in the router: https://ltefix.com/shop/cables/pigtail- ... ail-cable/

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Post by Didneywhorl » Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:48 pm

4G and 5G use the same frequencies. With exception to mmWave, but the TMHI device isn't mmWave. The only frequency most antennas dont have is for the new rare B46 with uses 5200Mhz. The newer antennas coming out go from 600Mhz to 6000 Mhz, but they are weak antennas on some parts of that range. Its a tough call.

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Post by miah411 » Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:53 pm

I bought the AD4M antenna and was wondering how you connect the cables? I have the pigtails all connected, but am wondering if there is an ideal way to connect the cables? there are 4 pigtails, and four cables off of the antenna. should they be connected to specific ports? I haven't been able to find any information online for connection specifics or wiring diagrams. Anyone have any answers? I have it hooked up with the antenna ports above the gps antenna connected to the right two antenna connectors on the antenna and the other two connected to the left two. should they be in any specific order? Thanks in advance.

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Post by Didneywhorl » Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:04 pm

Hey there!


Yes, if you notice on the board when removing the internal pigtails and placing the new ones, there is two groupings. One pair on one side of the purple GPS antenna connector and another pair on the other side of it.

I believe you should connect the primary and secondary pairings on the AD4M antenna to each of those pairings on the modem.

You can see a diagram of the primary and secondary pairings of the ad4m antenna on its listing page under the tab - "4x4 MIMO Connections"

Which pair to which pair doesn't really seem to matter. As they are the same frequencies on the antenna itself. Just do not mix between them.

https://ltefix.com/shop/antennas/4g-lte ... onnectors/

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Re: T-mobile home internet - external antennas

Post by Dr-BroadBand » Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:02 am

T-Mobile 5G Home Internet Add External Antenna

See https://youtu.be/eiO-xqFbVho

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