You can install in the roof under roof tiles it will give you better signal than relying on the ordinary in built antenna, especially if the device is between walls.Hey guys. I have a Huawei b618 LTE-A router from telkom, I can't put up big antennas or anything in the estate I stay. is there anything else I can do to imporove my signal or other antenna options I can use?
Direction & Freq possibly ? those readings are pretty good, SINR is low your RSSI is very good which means its possible frequency specific. RSSI is Full band Relative Strength indicator if you look at the Xpol 6 gain pattern it has a best response in the 1710 - 2700 MHz, It rolls off pretty much in the lower 1700 and upper 2600. So You maybe on connecting on the UMTS 3G when in fact you Should be on the LTE. Just make sure your direction and LTE ONLY has been selected in the router, try not let the modem drop down to the LTE to UMTS, GSM... and then rotate or move your Antenna till you have full signal strength on the LTE band.I have got a Huawei B315 modem with a Telkom prepaid sim card. Got a Poynting XPOL-6 antenna which I installed yesterday and connected to the modem. After installation:
RSRQ -6db (good)
RSRP -83dBm (excellent)
SINR 5dB (bad)
RSSI -61 dBm (good)
Signal strength: 4 out of 5 bars.
Download speeds range from 14-21 (max)Mbps and upload speeds of around 19Mbps everytime. The download speeds dropped to around 2-3Mbps between 19:00 and 20:00 last night which might be contributed to congestion?
Anything else I can do to improve speeds and improve SINR which is bad? My modem software doesn't show cellID so not sure which tower I'm connected to. I just turned the antenna till I got best signal. In that direction I saw towers and I have direct line of sight to them.
Yes it will, in a perfect environment, assuming all other network factors remain constant and only SINR is adjusted...Would an antenna improve sinr on cellc fixed lte? Don't know much about LTE signal info but I noticed that higher sinr values resulted in faster download speeds
So im finally gonna install my external antenna (After 4 years I think!)
Just a quick question regarding cell towers. I have a few in my area, all within 3km from me. Each tower is marked with either telkom, mtn or cell c. What are the chances that they are sharing towers? As I have direct line of sight to the one mtn tower?