Huawei B525 external antenna suggestions

ronnie_94

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 10, 2016
Messages
470
Is anyone able to suggest any external antenna's for the Huawei B525? I am moving and unfortunately the signal to where I am moving to is not the best.
 

biometrics

Honorary Master
Joined
Aug 7, 2003
Messages
71,864
I'm also using the Poynting XPOL-6-10 (two in fact). Try not to pay retail price, you will find unused or good condition second hand on Carbonite, MyBB or Gumtree. New was R1,600, second hand unused I paid R600.
 

BelAl

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 15, 2008
Messages
182
How do you install the antennae though? I don't even know the direction of the nearest tower. I have an external antennae from the previous house (30mbps+) but have now moved into a place where I get 2Mbps ... on a good day. I am slowly dying here... Who can I call to come install?
TYIA
 

cavedog

Honorary Master
Joined
Oct 19, 2007
Messages
16,427
How do you install the antennae though? I don't even know the direction of the nearest tower. I have an external antennae from the previous house (30mbps+) but have now moved into a place where I get 2Mbps ... on a good day. I am slowly dying here... Who can I call to come install?
TYIA
Well you get average hight and start rotating the antenna. It is going to take some time because you can switch between bands. Write down cell id and obviously signal numbers. RSRP lower is better SINR higher is better.
 

ProAsm

Expert Member
Joined
Aug 31, 2003
Messages
2,171
Very odd. Maybe not set up correctly or the router no reporting the correct cell id.
Yes, maybe it's my B315s-936 as I have 4 apps, Band Tool, E5185 Toolbox, LTEWatchH and my own LteMon and they all report the same.
You can see the Cell_ID does not exist in the API-Signal call below.
Also on the API-Status call below,there is a CellRoam which I'd like to know what it is, maybe it's significant.

L0.jpgL1.jpgL2.jpgL3.jpgL4.jpgL5.jpg
 

CodeMaster

Expert Member
Joined
Dec 4, 2003
Messages
3,397
Sorry to bring up an old'ish thread...
I can't seem to find a definitive answer on the net, but is the two external antenna connections on the back of the router only for LTE or WiFi or both?
 

dotcat

Senior Member
Joined
Nov 18, 2005
Messages
827
Sorry to bring up an old'ish thread...
I can't seem to find a definitive answer on the net, but is the two external antenna connections on the back of the router only for LTE or WiFi or both?
Only LTE.
 

CodeMaster

Expert Member
Joined
Dec 4, 2003
Messages
3,397
Thanks dotcat.
Has anyone had any luck boosting the signal with an omni antenna rather than a directional antenna?
 
Top