1.    18 Oct 2015 #1
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    Rural Broadband Solution advice


    Hi all

    I live in a very rural location where my BB speed has recently been upgraded to 0.9Mb. I also have poor 4G mobile signal strength and so I'm looking into options. (Moving house may be one of them! )

    My thinking so far is to go for a 4G router connected to a roof mounted external antenna. These are the two products I'm thinking of using and would be interested if anyone else has experience of them?

    Huawei E5180 External Antenna:
    Vodafone Wi-Fi Cube 4G Huawei E5180 4G LTE CPE Router External wide band Log Periodic yagi antenna highest gain: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics

    D-Link 4G LTE Router:
    D-Link 4G LTE Router: Amazon.co.uk: Computers Accessories

    Specifically, can the D-Link accept an input from an external antenna? (If not, does anyone know of one that can?)

    Regards
    UKMedia
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  2.    18 Oct 2015 #2
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    I don't know the answer myself but this is from the Amazon page for the D-Link router you linked to:

    Question:
    Hi, can the antenna connectors be connected to an external 'M
    ag' antenna ?

    In principle yes, however the antenna connections are not static and the system switches between GSM and WIFI as it sees fit - so in short you would never know which output is which
    By Dale B. on 16 July 2015

    I connected mine to an external aerial using the two outputs (the two short aerials are easily unscrewed) it worked very well for me
    By David G. on 16 July 2015

    The antenna's are screwed on and can be replaced.
    By Steve Savery on 16 July 2015
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  3.    18 Oct 2015 #3
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    How about a satellite solution?
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  4.    18 Oct 2015 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by fracking4oil View Post
    How about a satellite solution?
    I have a satellite solution now which gives between 12-24Mb but with a lag of 0.9 sec.
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  5.    18 Oct 2015 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by strollin View Post
    I don't know the answer myself but this is from the Amazon page for the D-Link router you linked to:

    Question:
    Hi, can the antenna connectors be connected to an external 'M
    ag' antenna ?

    In principle yes, however the antenna connections are not static and the system switches between GSM and WIFI as it sees fit - so in short you would never know which output is which
    By Dale B. on 16 July 2015

    I connected mine to an external aerial using the two outputs (the two short aerials are easily unscrewed) it worked very well for me
    By David G. on 16 July 2015

    The antenna's are screwed on and can be replaced.
    By Steve Savery on 16 July 2015
    Hi

    Yes I saw this but I think this is for the output, rather than the input.

    Regards
    UKMedia
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