Poynting XPOL-6-10M antenna not designed for LTE-A?

Daruk

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All I can say is that I get better results on 1800 after hours and 2300 during business hours. I suspect there are way more 1800 users in my area who are away from home during office hours. I don’t believe mine switches cell ids. 1800 usually maxes out at 50mbps and 2300 at 75-100 though it gets as low as 2-4 outside office hours.
 
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All I can say is that I get better results on 1800 after hours and 2300 during business hours. I suspect there are way more 1800 users in my area who are away from home during office hours. I don’t believe mine switches cell ids. 1800 usually maxes out at 50mbps and 2300 at 75-100 though it gets as low as 2-4 during office hours.
At 2300 MHz and Cell_ID 5700099 then my speed varies 50mbps to 75Mbps. Get 4G+
When Cell_ID switches to 5700102 my speed varies between 20-35mbps. No 4G+

I see on one of your pics when you used the tool it switched to 4G+. Does it stay on 4G+ all the time?
Mine stays off till i do a speed test, then it switches to 4G+.
 

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At 2300 MHz and Cell_ID 5700099 then my speed varies 50mbps to 75Mbps. Get 4G+
When Cell_ID switches to 5700102 my speed varies between 20-35mbps. No 4G+

I see on one of your pics when you used the tool it switched to 4G+. Does it stay on 4G+ all the time?
Mine stays off till i do a speed test, then it switches to 4G+.
I need to test this a bit.... you may have some points there...
 

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Profuse apologies to resurrect this thread.

Can I ask a few questions?
 
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Ive done some research and homework before posting here.

My plan is a B618 + XPOL2 antenna+SMA->TS9 Converter. Ive checked for the Cell C tower location and have clear LOS. Maybe 2km away. Ive also verified its LTE-A capable. Its here in Harties.

Should I battle with performance, what frequency would you guys recommend for optimal day-time performance?
 

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Ive done some research and homework before posting here.

My plan is a B618 + XPOL2 antenna+SMA->TS9 Converter. Ive checked for the Cell C tower location and have clear LOS. Maybe 2km away. Ive also verified its LTE-A capable. Its here in Harties.

Should I battle with performance, what frequency would you guys recommend for optimal day-time performance?
That would depend on which network you're with.
 

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Ive done some research and homework before posting here.

My plan is a B618 + XPOL2 antenna+SMA->TS9 Converter. Ive checked for the Cell C tower location and have clear LOS. Maybe 2km away. Ive also verified its LTE-A capable. Its here in Harties.

Should I battle with performance, what frequency would you guys recommend for optimal day-time performance?
You're going to have to do some real world tests - just use speedtest.net and see what results you get.
Where I am, 2300 is great during working hours and 1800 performs better after hours. My take is that, because I'm in a residential suburb, the majority of users are at work during the day, and it's likely their B618s are defaulting to 2300. When they come home, they're all surfing, streaming and downloading. Thats when I switch to 1800 and get way better results. 2300 after 5 gives me speeds as low as 2Mbps while 1800 gives me around 20-40 Mbps. During the day, 2300 gives me up to 70 Mbps.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but you lose MIMO when you connect the external antenna, so if it's not necessary, it's often better to not use the external antenna. Not sure about 2km, but I'm 400m from the tower and get better performance without the antenna.
 

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You're going to have to do some real world tests - just use speedtest.net and see what results you get.
Where I am, 2300 is great during working hours and 1800 performs better after hours. My take is that, because I'm in a residential suburb, the majority of users are at work during the day, and it's likely their B618s are defaulting to 2300. When they come home, they're all surfing, streaming and downloading. Thats when I switch to 1800 and get way better results. 2300 after 5 gives me speeds as low as 2Mbps while 1800 gives me around 20-40 Mbps. During the day, 2300 gives me up to 70 Mbps.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but you lose MIMO when you connect the external antenna, so if it's not necessary, it's often better to not use the external antenna. Not sure about 2km, but I'm 400m from the tower and get better performance without the antenna.
I will test with and without the antenna. Thank you for your advice, much appreciated.
 

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You're going to have to do some real world tests - just use speedtest.net and see what results you get.
Where I am, 2300 is great during working hours and 1800 performs better after hours. My take is that, because I'm in a residential suburb, the majority of users are at work during the day, and it's likely their B618s are defaulting to 2300. When they come home, they're all surfing, streaming and downloading. Thats when I switch to 1800 and get way better results. 2300 after 5 gives me speeds as low as 2Mbps while 1800 gives me around 20-40 Mbps. During the day, 2300 gives me up to 70 Mbps.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but you lose MIMO when you connect the external antenna, so if it's not necessary, it's often better to not use the external antenna. Not sure about 2km, but I'm 400m from the tower and get better performance without the antenna.
The B618 does 4x4 mimo, while connecting the Xpol-6 only allows for 2x2 mimo - so that is something worth testing. I've found mine is significantly faster with the poynting than without. Also note that CellC LTE-A requires both bands to be active
 

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The B618 does 4x4 mimo, while connecting the Xpol-6 only allows for 2x2 mimo - so that is something worth testing. I've found mine is significantly faster with the poynting than without. Also note that CellC LTE-A requires both bands to be active
Very interesting, thanks. I don’t see an option in the settings to enable both with mine - is that because I have the one from Telkom?
 

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Very interesting, thanks. I don’t see an option in the settings to enable both with mine - is that because I have the one from Telkom?
Is there not an option for LTE - All, or something to that effect? Alternatively you can use the Huawei toolkit to specify the band/s
 

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Is there not an option for LTE - All, or something to that effect? Alternatively you can use the Huawei toolkit to specify the band/s
Ja, there's 4G, 4G - 2300 and 4G - 1800. I'll use the toolkit to see what 4G mode enables. How does that work? I don't see higher speeds on that mode.
 
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