Antenna for 4G/LTE Broadband

balanga

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Can anyone recommend a solution for boosting 4G/LTE reception in remote areas?

I was looking at something like this but a little cheaper... Not sure how efficient these sort of things are...
 
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balanga

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Thanks for the link but there is too much choice for someone who doesn't understand the technology. I'd prefer someone to tell me that this is what I use and recommend it :). One thing I suppose I need to think about is 5G.

Also, how would I connect it to up to a FreeBSD box...
 

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That antenna supports 5G but it's combo solution (4G/5G, Wifi, GPS).

What modem have you got?

I'm trying to use better connection than standard PPP daemon.
Look at my thread https://forums.freebsd.org/threads/mpd5-for-lte-modem-connection-issue.74556/ .
 
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balanga

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I'm just at the planning stage at the moment. I have used a HUAWEI E3372 at some point and got a pretty quick connection but haven't used it recently and can't remember the specifics, although it was fairly complicated and involved setting it up as an RNDIS NIC.
 
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balanga

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Actually, I have two of these modems, and I'm not sure if one of them is not locked to the O2 network.

I've just fired up Debian and inserted the first one. I thought I did unlock but just now I got an O2 webpage but I think that is built into the modem. Couldn't tell if it connected anywhere although I did manage to send a TEXT using the GUI, but couldn't work out what I needed to do via Debian's network manager. The light on the modem just kept flashing as if it was looking for a connection.

To my surprise the other modem worked immediately, seemed to make a connection and I'm actually writing this post via this broadband connection.

Using Speedtest I managed to get 8Mbps upload and 13Mbps download speed. That is faster than I get via phone service - no Optical where I am yet :(
 
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