Cell Phone & WiFi Antenna (Directional Parabolic Grid Antenna) (2023)

Directional Antenna (Cellular 4G, LTE, 5G, Wi-Fi Frequencies 600-6500 MHZ, Gain 14-26 dBi)

Long Range Antenna for WiFi 2.4, 5 GHz and Cell Phone 3G, 4G LTE, 5G is a Directional Parabolic Grid Antenna. It covers a wide range frequency bands from 600 MHz to 6500 MHZ or 600 MHz to 6.5 GHz. It provides 14 to 27 dBi Gain depending on frequency band whether Cellular 800 MHz, PCS 1900 MHz and AWS from 1710 to 1755 MHz for uplink, and from 2110 to 2155 MHz for downlink or Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. Due to its vast frequency range and farthest directional reach, this is the best and most powerful Wi-Fi 2.4, 5 GHz and Cellular 3G, 4G, LTE, 5G over the air (OTR) super antenna for 2020 and beyond. Future-proofed with 5G Band 71 compatibility that includes 5G T-Mobile Band 71 Sub-6 Frequency.

This Over The Air (OTA) antenna can be used as the main or auxiliary antenna for cell phone signal booster system or in Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) for catching maximum exterior signal to send into the building for cellular and wifi amplification systems to amplify. Premium quality most powerful up to 26 dBi Gain wide band outdoor directional antenna with parabolic metal reflector grid puts together the power of directional antenna and ability of metallic grid reflector to capture max possible signal from any one direction with laser focus. This ultra high power parabolic antenna works on all 3G, 4G LTE, WiFi technologies. It operates on 50 Ohm impedance. It can be mounted on top of any house or building on roof outside to improve access to wifi or cell phone tower signals for boosters and amplifiers installed inside.

This can serve as an exterior wifi and cell phone signal booster antenna, and can replace outside antenna in a distributed antenna system (DAS). It transmits powerfully in one direction in a very small and narrow 7 degrees conical range so it must be aimed accurately to point to target signal origin for it to work for you. It is designed for using outdoors with any wifi 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz or 50 Ohm 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, 5G and 5G E cellular signal amplifier or repeater. It boasts up to 26 dBi Gain.

Compatible with most 50 Ohm cell phone repeaters and boosters, including Uniden, Hiboost, SureCall and Wilson weBoost. This uni-directional parabolic antenna will work for all international mobile frequency bands for 3G, 4G, LTE data and voice with any carrier including AT&T, Telus Mobility, T-Mobile USA, Bell Canada, Verizon Wireless, Rogers, Freedom Mobile, and many more. This is like a cell dish antenna, except that it has a metal grid instead of a metal dish. A metallic grid is better than a metallic dish because it will stay put in stormy weather since wind can blow right through it.

In most instances, this unidirectional Yagi-antenna is used as an on-building roof antenna to improve access to broadband wireless wifi or mobile tower signals for signal amplifiers and boosters that have been installed inside. The wide frequency range also makes it ideal for use at 900 MHz and 2.4 GHz for Wireless Video applications and WiFi.

(Video) Assembly of the Ultra Wideband Grid Long Range Cellular Antenna 26dB

Parabolic Antenna Grid Metal Reflector.

It features a die-cast aluminum reflector grid that is corrosion resistant and mounted on the rear of the antenna. The grid improves the Gain, Front to Back Ratio and Return Loss. This grid bolt-on high gain horn antenna is completely water proof or weather proof. It can be mounted or bolted-on any antenna pole (not included, see options below) with the hardware included. The short cable attached terminates in a N Female connector which is typically used with 50 Ohm low loss coaxial cable such as Wilson-400, LMR-400, SureCall-400, etc.

Compatibility, Uniqueness, Product Details.

  • Compatible With WiFi Routers and 50 Ohm Cell Phone Repeaters, Amplifiers and Boosters.
  • Covers Ultra Wide Range of Frequencies - 600-6500 MHz.
  • High Efficiency and High Gain.
  • Waterproof and weatherproof - Operates in any weather condition.
  • Reflector Grid Improves Gain, Front to Back Ratio and Return Loss.
  • U Bolt Mount Hardware Included.
  • N-Female Connector (50 Ohm).

Note: An Antenna Tripod or an Antenna Pole, or a J-Pipe Mount, if needed, must be purchased separately. The mount or pole on which this parabolic antenna with metallic reflector grid can be installed, is not included with this purchase. Only the U-Bolts pole mounting assembly is included with this purchase.

Need help with installation of this antenna?

If, after receipt, you realize that you need help with installation, a professional installation of this antenna is available for your residential address or business commercial address anywhere within USA 50 states. Please contact SignalBooster.com with your order number after purchase and receipt of this antenna for your home, or office / retail store building for instructions to pay and schedule installation at the flat fee cost of $149.99 by a certified professional installer.


No connector is required if you already have a 50 Ohm cable with N-male connectors and the receptive connector is N-Female on your cellular device. If your cellular device has SMA connector or TS9 connector, here's a link of pigtail cable N-Female to TS9 Male connector and a link of N-Female to SMA-Male connector. N-Female connector connects to any type 400 cable such as SC400, Wilson400, LMR400, etc. and other end connector TS9 male, or SMA male connector connects to whichever connector-type cellular device you have.


  • Operates on all wireless Carrier networks.
  • 2G, 3G, 4G and LTE Cellular Applications.
  • Designed to be installed on office building and house roof.
  • Stadiums, Warehouses and DAS Systems.
  • Uniden, Hiboost, SureCall and Wilson Electronics Boosters.
  • WiFi 802.11b/g/n.
  • 900 MHz, 2.4 GHz, 5GHz Wireless Video.

Outstanding Features.

  • Suitable for all Cellular and Wi-Fi bands.
  • Directional outdoor antenna with power to reach up to 10 miles.
  • Boasts up to +26 db gain, the highest continuous gain antenna available on the market today.

Ultra Directional 26dB Gain Antenna is one way you can future-proof yourself in readiness for the arrival of 5G, and you won't find a better option. When it comes to cellular signal, this antenna by SignalBooster.com is the most powerful antenna on the market today. In addition to working with Wi-Fi, this antenna works with 4G LTE, 5G E, and 5G. Rest assured that the Ultra Directional 26 dB Gain Antenna is a powerful antenna; in fact it is six times more powerful than any antenna that might come with a cell phone booster kit.

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When you put more directional gain on your antenna, you're increasing signal quality; you’re reaching farther to the cell tower, and you’re able to capture more signal by increasing the performance of your booster. The result is great performance and future-proofing – a win-win situation! And, because of its sturdy construction, Ultra Directional 26 dB Gain Antenna will be a keeper for many years to come.

Enjoy fantastic benefits listed below and enhanced gain performance plus continuous radiation between 600Mhz and 6.5GHz with the Cellular Ultra-Wide Band Antenna Horn with Metal Grid Reflector. Also offered by many companies including RSRF, Bolton Technical, Amazon, and Technical Antennas.

Ultra Wide Band Cellular and Wi-Fi Antenna.

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If you're looking for an antenna with the maximum continuous gain currently available on the market, look no further than the Wifi and Cellular Ultra-Wide Band Grid Antenna. The unique design of this product is suitable for frequencies from 600 megahertz to 6.5 gigahertz, offering maximized directionality and gain at any frequency.

No matter which band you use, the Cellular and WiFi Ultra-Wide Band Parabolic Grid Antenna Horn can deliver the performance you need. Common compatible bands include radio telescope, satellite, Wi-Max, cellular 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G, Wi-Fi, CDMA, GSM, LTE, frequencies of homeland security, aerospace exploration, military, GPS, UMTS, ISM.

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Max. Continuous Radiation Transmission.

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Instantaneous gain, otherwise known as continuous gain and radiation, signifies the radiation of an antenna at the desired frequency range. Of particular benefit for the installer, instantaneous gain ensures that the product will effectively work out of the box anywhere and on a variety of devices within the 600 megahertz to 6.5 gigahertz spectrum, with maximum gain and with no calibration or adjustment required.

Maximally Optimized Gain.

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This product has been designed to optimize both upper and lower portions of the ultra-wide bandwidth. This in-built feature ensures that, when the device is placed at the closest position to the reflector, signal will be enhanced in the 3 gigahertz to 6.5 gigahertz range. Placing the device at the furthest position from the reflector enhances the 600 megahertz to 960-megahertz range, while a midway position will enhance the range between 1.7 gigahertz and 2.3 gigahertz.

Radiation Pattern 600-960 MHz / 0.6-0.96 GHz (12-17 dBi):

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Radiation Pattern 1700-2700 MHz / 1.7-2.7 GHz (20-23 dBi):

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Radiation Pattern 3000-6500 MHz / 3-6.5 GHz (23-26 dBi):

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Frequency Range (MHz)600 - 6500
Gain (dBi)15 Low / 20 Mid / 25 High
PolarizationVertical or Horizontal
Half-power Beam Width (°)Low Band: 20 Horiz, 23 Vert
Half-power Beam Width (°)Mid Band: 12 Horiz, 15 Vert
Half-power Beam Width (°)High Band: 7 Horiz, 9 Vert
Front-to-back Ratio (dB)20 AVG
Impedance (Ω)50
VSWR1.6:1 / 1.4:1 AVG
Max Input Power (W)100
Lighting ProtectionDC Ground
FitsType 400 Cable with N-Male Connector
Dimensions (in / mm)24 x 39 x 16 / 60 x 99 x 40
Dimensions, Boxed (in / mm)20 x 25 x 4 / 51 x 63 x 10
Antenna Weight (lb / kg)5.3 / 2.4 with bracket
Packing Weight (lb / kg)7.2 / 3.3
Rated Wind Velocity (mph / kph)130 / 209
Wind Load @ Rated Velo (M / K)150 / 68
Mounting Mast Diam. (in / mm)1.5-2.0 / 40-50
Reflector MaterialAluminum
Reflector FinishElectrostatic Powder Coat
Radome MaterialASA Anti UV
Antenna System ColorFlat Gray
Water ResistanceIPX Weather Rated
Operating Temperature (°C / °F)-40 to +60 / -40 to +140
Country of OriginMade In U.S.A. with imported parts

Ultra-Wide Band Cellular Antenna Benefits:

Long Range Antenna:

The cutting-edge, patented technology utilized in the Ultra-Wide Band Cellular Antenna delivers boosted cell phone signals over longer ranges than ever before. There's no need to compromise on speed and reliability when you can enjoy long-range capabilities without any reduction in speed or strength.

Maximum Gain Boosting:

Imagine having access to maximum gain out of the box with no calibration or adjustment required. Offering the greatest continuous gain in today's market, the design of the Ultra-Wide Band Cellular Antenna is patented and completely unique.

Wide Band:

No matter which band you use, the Ultra Wide Band Cellular Antenna has you practically covered. This antenna is compatible with frequencies used by homeland security, cellular, satellite, radio telescope, Wi-Max, military, Wi-Fi, CDMA, aerospace exploration, 5G, LTE, GPS, GSM, ISM, 2G/3G/4G, UMTS, and many more mobile platforms, technologies, and applications.

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Weatherproof Antenna:

Designed for rugged outdoor use, this Ultra Directional Cellular Antenna has been constructed of highly durable, reliable, and high-quality materials to withstand a multitude of temperatures and weather conditions. Water that gets in the horn mostly dries up or drains out thanks to the very tiny drain hole opening that exists at the tip. You may need a magnifying glass to be able to see it. Any residual water freezing inside of horn should not be of concern because horn composite material is strong enough to withstand expansion of small amounts of water if it freezes.


  • Ultra Directional Antenna (Focused Aiming Required).
  • Impedance 50 Ohm with N-Female Connector.
  • Longest Reach and Highest Gain Outdoor Mounting Antenna.
  • Gain (dBi): 15 to 26, based on frequency band.
  • Operating Frequencies: 600-6500 MHz (600 MHz to 6.5 GHz).
  • Bands: All Cellular 2G/ 3G/ 4G/ LTE/ 5G, WiFi, Wi-Max, AWS, GPS.
  • Carrier Networks: AT&T Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Verizon Wireless and all others.

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Can I use parabolic antenna for WiFi? ›

Parabolic grid / dish antennas, are an incredibly high gain, powerful, highly directional WiFi antenna, which works as a focused reflector and director at the same time.

What is a parabolic grid antenna? ›

Grid antennas from KP Performance, also called a parabolic grid, are a type of directional RF antenna commonly used as an outdoor long-range Wi-Fi for point-to-point links. KP Performance grid antennas have very high gain and a narrow beam width making it easy to transmit signals from one point to another.

What is the best 5G parabolic antenna? ›

The most advanced antenna for 5G and 4G LTE. The SkyWave Zensei Ultra MIMO Parabolic Grid is a dual polarity antenna with highest gain of 2x30dbi gain. Range up to 26kms 5G and 4G LTE. Bundled with 100% Original SkyWave LMR240 Shielded Coax Cables.

What is the strongest parabolic antenna? ›

The Bolton Technical Long Ranger is the highest continuous gain parabolic antenna on the market. Compared to other wideband antennas with averages of +8 to +12 dB, the Bolton Technical Long Ranger provides an average of +28 dB.

What is the disadvantage of parabolic antenna? ›

A disadvantage of this type is that the feed and its supports block some of the beam, which limits the aperture efficiency to only 55–60%. Off-axis or offset feed – The reflector is an asymmetrical segment of a paraboloid, so the focus, and the feed antenna, are located to one side of the dish.

Which is better parabolic or directional antenna? ›

Grid parabolic antennas have much better signal strength than a Yagi antenna with the same gain, and at only half the size of the Yagi antenna. Parabolic antennas are the most efficient type of directional antennas because they have small side lobes, sharp radiation angles, and a large front-back ratio.

How far can a parabolic antenna reach? ›

It has a smaller area of coverage, but reaches farther in the distance. Under best conditions, it can reach up to 8 miles. It's important to note the farther the reach, the smaller the broadcasting pattern. So it's a tradeoff with area coverage vs reach.

What is the frequency range of parabolic grid antenna? ›

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Frequency Band (MHz)2100 - 2200 MHz
Frequency Band (GHz)2.1 - 2.2 GHz
Type of AntennaParabolic Grid
Diameter / Size8-ft. (2.4)
PolarizationSingle Pol
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What is the frequency range of a parabolic antenna? ›

They are available as single or dual polarized antennas and support standard frequency bands from 1.3 to 86 GHz.

What cell phone has the most powerful antenna? ›

Over 100 phones were tested. The phones that emitted the lowest amount of mobile radiation and subsequently had the best-functioning antennas were the Samsung Galaxy 11 Pro Max and the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra.

What is the range of a 5G cell antenna? ›

What is the Range of a 5G Cell Tower? The range of a 5G cell tower is 1 to 3 miles (1.6 to 5 kilometers) when transmitting low- and mid-band spectrum. Examples of the 5G spectrum bands used by cell towers are 600 MHz, 700 MHz, 850 MHz, 2.5 GHz, 3.5 GHz (CBRS), and 3.7 GHz (C-band).

Does a LTE antenna work for 5G? ›

If you're using a 5G home broadband service, it's worth noting that the external antennas currently available on the market will normally only work with 4G frequencies. For this reason, using an external antenna might cause you to lose 5G coverage.

Is parabolic antenna illegal? ›

These signal boosters, which are not registered, are categorised as illegal because they use a spectrum they haven't paid for. It interferes with the airwaves making it capable of distorting mobile signal for other customers in the vicinity of the booster.

Which antenna is extremely directional? ›

The two main highly directional antennas are Parabolic (Dish) and Grid.

Is a parabolic antenna directional? ›

Parabolic, or dish, antennas are the most familiar type of directional antenna.

What are the issues with parabolic antennas? ›

The problems associated with parabolic antennas are side lobes, edge diffraction, aperture blockage, cross polarization, feed spill over, feed illumination taper, pointing error, shape error and phase error.

Which is better parabolic grid antenna or Yagi? ›

The biggest difference is parabolic antennas has better side lobe performance. Yagis, incidentally, are generally used below 1,000 megahertz and parabolic antennas are generally used art higher frequencies.

What is the difference between parabolic and Cassegrain antenna? ›

The structure is stable, low in cost, and simple to implement. However, there are several advantages from the Cassegrain type antenna when compared to a parabolic antenna. The Cassegrain type antenna has about 10% higher efficiency than the parabolic antenna with the same primary reflector size.

What is the most efficient antenna length? ›

Ideally, the antenna length should be equivalent to the wavelength of a signal. However, this is often not practical given the very long wavelength of LPWAN signals. As a rule of thumb, antenna size of ½ or ¼ wavelength will produce good results.

What is the simplest directional antenna? ›

Dipole Antennas: The Simplest, Most Common Antenna. As it's name suggests, in its basic form, a dipole antenna consists of two conductive elements, unlike a monopole antenna, which has a single conductive element. The dipole's identical conductive elements (usually rods or metal wires) sit on either end of the antenna.

Which type of antenna is best? ›

Parabolic – The most widely used high gain antenna at microwave frequencies and above. Consists of a dish-shaped metal parabolic reflector with a feed antenna at the focus. It can have some of the highest gains of any antenna type, up to 60 dBi, but the dish must be large compared to a wavelength.

What type of antenna can reach a longer range of signal? ›

Outdoor WiFi Antennas

Their range is shorter than a directional antenna, but the coverage area is larger. They are ideal for long-range outdoor networks. Directional antennas focus all of their power in one direction. Therefore, they can send and receive signal from a farther distance than an omni-directional antenna.

What is the spillover in parabolic antenna? ›

Spillover is the radiation from the feed antenna that falls outside the edge of the parabolic dish and is wasted. In the illustrations, the spheroid shape is the radiation pattern of the feed antenna, which is at its center.

Which antenna can pickup wireless signal at distance approaching one mile? ›

Parabolic Grid Antenna: These antennas have ultra-high gain and are extremely directional. They tend to have a very narrow beamwidth, usually between 3-20 degrees. Because of this, parabolic antennas are able to send and receive signals from miles away, making them perfect for point-to-point WiFi networks.

What are parabolic antennas extensively used for? ›

The parabolic reflector or dish antenna is the form of antenna which finds many uses in domestic satellite television reception, terrestrial microwave data links, general satellite communications, radio communications and many more.

What is the minimum antenna size for frequency? ›

Minimum size of the antenna should be one-fourth of the wavelength of the signal used.

Is parabolic antenna a signal booster? ›

A directional parabolic antenna will only boost a wifi signal, allowing you to connect nearby devices and extend the range of your wifi signal.

What is the average efficiency of a parabolic antenna? ›

Radiation Efficiency

Since horn antennas are often used as feeds, and these have very little loss, and because the parabolic reflector is typically metallic with a very high conductivity, this efficiency is typically close to 1 and can be neglected.

What is the focal point of parabolic antenna? ›

To find the focal point of a parabola, follow these steps: Step 1: Measure the longest diameter (width) of the parabola at its rim. Step 2: Divide the diameter by two to determine the radius (x) and square the result (x ). Step 3: Measure the depth of the parabola (a) at its vertex and multiply it by 4 (4a).

What is the difference between a cell phone tower and a cell phone antenna? ›

A Cell Phone Tower is the actual physical structure that the antennas are attached to. Please see our page on types of cell phone towers for more information about recognizing different types of towers. It's also worth noting that a tower can have multiple sites installed upon it.

Is there a cell phone booster that doesn t require an outside antenna? ›

Cel-Fi Pro

Don't fret if you don't own a home where you can install an outdoor antenna for a signal booster: This indoor Cel-Fi model still offers powerful boosting of up to 100dB. Though like the other Cel-Fi Go X, this one also supports just a single carrier and is quite pricey.

Do cell phone antennas really work? ›

They simply enhance and rebroadcast existing cell signals. And they don't enhance the general wifi in your home that's coming from your router. They only improve the internet speed on your phone by way of boosting your cell signal.

Does a 5G antenna need line of sight? ›

The fastest forms of 5G are heavily dependent on clear lines of sight. Millimeter waves can even be blocked by the hand holding the phone. Diagram illustrates the difference between cellular and millimeter wave. Most point-to-point wireless backhauls require a clear line of sight.

How far does a 5G mast cover? ›

5G Range. The trade-off for speed at mmWave frequencies is limited range. Testing of 5G service range in mmWave has produced results approximately 500 meters from the tower, meaning a huge propagation of MIMO-enabled antenna arrays would be required for pure standalone 5G deployment.

How do I find my nearest 5G antenna? ›

To find 5G towers near you, the best location resource currently is the CellMapper application. Under “Provider” select your wireless carrier (Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile) and then, under “Network” select 5G – NR, which stands for 5G New Radio.

What is the difference between WiFi and LTE antenna? ›

And in indoor scenes, LTE uses a 2.1 GHz band or 2.3 GHz band, the coverage capability is lower than WiFi's 2.4 GHz, and the antenna and equipment gain is bigger, so LTE also has better coverage capability than WiFi indoors. Therefore, LTE has better coverage capability than WiFi indoors.

What is the difference between LTE and 5G antenna? ›

Additionally, 5G employs shorter wavelengths, allowing for the use of considerably smaller antennas while maintaining accurate directional control. In comparison to 4G, 5G could support more than 1,000 more gadgets or devices each meter since a base station could make use of additional directional antennas.

What type of antenna is best for LTE? ›

If the LTE device has two LTE antenna connectors, you should select a MIMO antenna. Omni-directional – Antennas that radiate in all directions are called omni-directional (or omni) antennas.

Why are Internet booster illegal? ›

A signal booster or repeater is a device used for boosting the signal from a cell tower. It works by receiving, amplifying, and rebroadcasting a signal within a specific area. If installed without authorization from a network provider, Globe said the booster can interfere with cellular network signals in a community.

Why are signal booster illegal? ›

Cell phone signal boosters are illegal in certain countries because boosters with too much power have the potential to disrupt the cellular network.

Can a wire act as an antenna? ›

Sensors sprinkled throughout the home beam information at a set frequency. Wiring wrapped around the sensor acts as a broadcast antenna. The home's electrical wiring acts as the receiving antenna.

Which antenna send out signals in all directions? ›

Omnidirectional antennas receive signals equally from all directions.

What type of antenna sends a signal in all directions? ›

In radio communication, an omnidirectional antenna is a class of antenna which radiates equal radio power in all directions perpendicular to an axis (azimuthal directions), with power varying with angle to the axis (elevation angle), declining to zero on the axis.

Which antenna radiates power in all directions equally? ›

An antenna which radiates uniformly in all directions in three-dimensional space is called an isotropic antenna.

Which is better directional or parabolic antenna? ›

Grid parabolic antennas have much better signal strength than a Yagi antenna with the same gain, and at only half the size of the Yagi antenna. Parabolic antennas are the most efficient type of directional antennas because they have small side lobes, sharp radiation angles, and a large front-back ratio.

Are WiFi antennas directional? ›

There are two main types of WiFi antennas, Omni directional and Directional. Omni directional antennas provide a 360o donut shaped radiation pattern to provide the widest possible signal coverage in indoor and outdoor wireless applications.

What type of antenna is best for WiFi? ›

Omnidirectional. Omnidirectional antennas provide a 3,600 donut-shaped radiation pattern to provide the widest possible signal coverage in indoor and outdoor wireless applications.

Can I use any antenna for WiFi? ›

As long as the antenna fits in the chassis of the laptop and sits at about the same location it should work.

Can you use a TV antenna for WiFi? ›

Yes, but not directly. To complete the connection, you need to attach a network tuner device to your wireless router using the supplied ethernet cable and then connect the TV antenna to the antenna port at the back of your network tuner.

Can I use a antenna for internet? ›

Fixed wireless internet uses antennas that are attached to your home (or near your home). These antennas beam your internet signal from your computer to a fixed location: usually a fixed wireless hub attached to a tower. But you won't need a large dish to get a fixed wireless signal, only an antenna.

Is a WiFi antenna the same as a cellular antenna? ›

WiFi antennas are tuned to different frequencies than cellular antennas. WiFi antennas use 2.4GHz or 5.8GHz frequencies while cellular can be 800MHz, 900MHz, 1800MHz, 1900MHz or 2100MHz frequencies.

What is the strongest WiFi signal? ›

What is a good signal?
  • -30 dBm: This is the maximum signal strength. ...
  • -50 dBm: This is considered an excellent signal strength.
  • -60 dBm: This is a good signal strength.
  • -67 dBm: This is a reliable signal strength. ...
  • -70 dBm: This is not a strong signal strength. ...
  • -80 dBm: This is an unreliable signal strength.

What are the disadvantages of WiFi antenna? ›

Placement is key to achieving the maximum coverage and range. A major consideration and drawback when installing long-range WiFi antennas is signal interference. This packet loss issue can be caused by cordless phones, radar signals from traffic lights, to airports, even microwave ovens.

What is the max distance for WiFi antenna? ›

Wi-Fi is generally considered a short-distance wireless communication technology used to build local networks. But with the right antenna, Wi-Fi signals can reach 15 kilometers (km) (over 9 miles). Wi-Fi signals can travel through thin walls or isolated vegetation but not through large buildings or stands of trees.

Is there a difference between 4g and WiFi antenna? ›

And in indoor scenes, LTE uses a 2.1 GHz band or 2.3 GHz band, the coverage capability is lower than WiFi's 2.4 GHz, and the antenna and equipment gain is bigger, so LTE also has better coverage capability than WiFi indoors. Therefore, LTE has better coverage capability than WiFi indoors.

Should WiFi antenna be vertical or horizontal? ›

Correct Antenna Orientation: Antennas should all be pointing vertically. Incorrect Antenna Orientation: Antennas should not be pointing vertically and horizontally. Incorrect Sensor Positioning: Sensors should not be mounted high with wireless gateways mounted low.

How to make a Wi-Fi antenna to get free internet? ›

Insert a paper clip into the antenna port. Insert one end of the paperclip refill into the antenna port and make sure that the interface pins and the paperclip are interconnected in the refill. If they can be overlapped, the received signal will be better.

What is the difference between TV antenna and Wi-Fi antenna? ›

Digital TV antennas go up to a frequency of 693.25 MHz, according to Into Tomorrow. Wi-Fi routers, on the other hand, operate on 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz. That's a huge gap between frequencies. That said, it's a good policy to keep your router away from your TV and other electronics, as well as metal.

Does a bigger antenna help Wi-Fi? ›

Now that we know how to position Wi-Fi antennas, there are some rules of thumb that help with getting good performance out of antennas: Larger antennas have typically better performance than smaller ones. Gain/directivity is not available from a very small surface area.

How can I make my WiFi antenna stronger at home? ›

In order to make the antenna, you will need a large paper clip (50-75 mm, or 2-3 inches long), an empty Bic ballpoint pen, and a roll of electrical tape. You will also need a metric ruler, scissors, wire cutters, and a lighter. Straighten the paper clip. Unfold the paper clip into straight piece of metal.

Is WiFi signal directional? ›

Many think of a WiFi connection as a single beam of data between the receiver and transmitter. But in fact the signal spreads up, down, left and right as it makes its way to your devices.


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