This look about right?

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This look about right?

Post by backndawoods » Wed Nov 24, 2021 3:33 pm

Is this correct or should I have the bottom pair pointing down?
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Re: This look about right?

Post by gscheb » Wed Nov 24, 2021 3:45 pm

They should all point the same direction. If that is what you are asking? Not one pair pointed towards the ground. If you feel you are not getting the best performance from it could try adding more distance between the two pairs of antennas.

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Re: This look about right?

Post by backndawoods » Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:17 pm

I'm sorry I meant the little arrows on the antenna pointing down.

Something like this

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Basically like an X

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Re: This look about right?

Post by backndawoods » Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:18 pm

Bah. My little artwork got butchered lol

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Re: This look about right?

Post by Dr-BroadBand » Wed Nov 24, 2021 8:14 pm

How long are your cables?
What type of cable?
What is your Signal strength?

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Re: This look about right?

Post by backndawoods » Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:50 pm

Um the cables that came with em are 30 foot, dont know the type, they're connected to a grounding block, then it goes to 10 foot RG6 to the router.

Getting around -106 to -110 strength. Shows 2 bars on the router.

Keeps steady at 30 35 mbps, but will jump to 45 50 at night. The tower is beside I 85. A few miles away behind heavy pine woods, as the crow flies.

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Re: This look about right?

Post by Dr-BroadBand » Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:06 pm

Would be better off with LM400 cable.
:ugeek: https://thewirelesshaven.com/shop/cable ... -usa-made/

But you have good speed so maybe good enough. But there is room for improvement with your signal strength

If you share your Single Quality and Signal/Noise ratio numbers we (The Group) could give better advice

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Re: This look about right?

Post by backndawoods » Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:19 pm

Ok I'll post them later tonight or tomorrow, drinkin beer and frying turkeys at the moment 😁

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Re: This look about right?

Post by backndawoods » Fri Nov 26, 2021 7:53 pm

The system numbers
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Re: This look about right?

Post by Dr-BroadBand » Sat Nov 27, 2021 7:20 am

backndawoods wrote:
Fri Nov 26, 2021 7:53 pm
The system numbers
You have an awesome modem!!
But your signal needs a little work.

For a test would put your modem in the tree with your antenna with very short cables to see if you have signal loss in your cabling.

Per the manual
Minimize RF cable losses to the antenna; the recommended maximum cable loss for antenna
cabling is 0.5 dB.

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