Frequently Asked Questions

Terminating Unused Antenna Ports?

Terminating Unused Antenna Ports?

Question: What happens to the router or radio if you only terminate one antenna port with an antenna? I have been led to believe that this will cause (quite much) of the energy to be reflected - like an antenna with terrible VSWR and that this will harm the radio over...

How Does A High Gain 3G/LTE Antenna Work?

How Does A High Gain 3G/LTE Antenna Work?

Provided that you are within the 3G/LTE signal range a suitable antenna will provide you with higher data rates as your signal to noise ratio is increased, thus a better transfer rate can be achieved.A high gain antenna mounted outside in a fixed position aligned with...

How To Install An LTE Antenna

How To Install An LTE Antenna

We recently had the following questions from a customer and thought it might be useful for other people installing an LTE or 3G antenna at your house or office for fixed broadband. “I hope you can assist me. I have an XPOL-0006 antenna that I need to install. From the...

What is LTE Advanced and LTE+?

What is LTE Advanced and LTE+?

What is LTE-A, (LTE-Advanced) and LTE+. A short video by Dr Andre Fourie explaining what these are and why you need a BROADBAND MiMo antenna to get the full benefit of using these technologies. Some LTE-Advanced enabled devices (from the FLOW website): Vendor Model...

What Does A High Gain 3G Or LTE Antenna Do?

What Does A High Gain 3G Or LTE Antenna Do?

A good high gain mobile antenna will improve the signal to noise ratio, which will help you to get better data rates than was previously possible.Keep in mind that your signal strength is also influenced by other factors, such as the walls and other buildings between...

My Service Provider Map Shows That I Am Outside Of Their 4G/LTE Coverage Map. Will An External Antenna Help Me To Get The Service? What Will The Gain Be? What Happens If It Does Not Work?

My Service Provider Map Shows That I Am Outside Of Their 4G/LTE Coverage Map. Will An External Antenna Help Me To Get The Service? What Will The Gain Be? What Happens If It Does Not Work?

From past experience with many happy clients and successful installations, we can confidently say that mounting a permanently fixed outdoor external antenna solves most problems. The question of antenna gain is not always well understood as atmospheric conditions such...