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OutbackKev
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4G My Pocket Wi-Fi Plus

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I have a ZTE T96 mobile with I connect to a RFI external antenna while travelling the outback.

I am considering purchasing a 4G Pocket WIFI Plus modem, its has two external antenna sockets. My question is why? and what type of antennas are required. Would the RFI  CDQ 2195 I already own be suitable, if so what would the öther antenna need to be?

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Kevin.

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Re: 4G My Pocket Wi-Fi Plus

The 4G modem is a MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) antenna arrangement. It has 2 antennas.  Your current antenna will work fine as long as it is plugged in to the correct socket (the 3G fallback only uses one of the two antenna sockets). As you are travelling inthe outback, you are very unlikely to get a 4G signal in most places and the modem will run on 3G.

 

If you want to be able to have the modem running full pelt when in a 4G area, just get another CDQ2195 Antenna and mount it on the opposite side of your vehicle and have both antennas plugged in to the modem.

Never be afraid to back yourself when trying new things, just always make sure you have 3 escape routes if things go wrong.

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Level 25: The Singularity
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Re: 4G My Pocket Wi-Fi Plus

The 4G modem is a MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) antenna arrangement. It has 2 antennas.  Your current antenna will work fine as long as it is plugged in to the correct socket (the 3G fallback only uses one of the two antenna sockets). As you are travelling inthe outback, you are very unlikely to get a 4G signal in most places and the modem will run on 3G.

 

If you want to be able to have the modem running full pelt when in a 4G area, just get another CDQ2195 Antenna and mount it on the opposite side of your vehicle and have both antennas plugged in to the modem.

Never be afraid to back yourself when trying new things, just always make sure you have 3 escape routes if things go wrong.
lemoncurry
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Re: 4G My Pocket Wi-Fi Plus

Theres a bit of an explanation here regarding the two antenna sockets, a few do's and dont's,
  MIMO SISO antennas FAQ page

What ever you do dont use a two-into-one patch lead...

 

Note that the CDQ 2195, although a great brand and a good antenna is still only 6.5dBi on 3G and  only 3dBi on 4G 1800 (see http://rfiwireless.com.au/consumer/products/cellantennas.html)

 

So youll loose much of that 4G signal in your coax anyway.

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