The video shows step by step the most important aspects to consider before starting the installation work and what to keep in mind during the installation. The video demonstrates the installation of Triax D5A 4G/5G antennas with a pole mount on the eaves of a house.
Determine the internet connection speed using a speed test to establish the starting point.
|2.||Find out which telecom provider's connection is being used in the router.|
Select the optimal base station using a mast map (cellmapper.net or the telecom provider's customer service).
|4.||Check the antenna connection points on the router (Commonly used connectors: SMA, TS9, ...).|
|5.||Measure the distance between the router and the antenna installation location.|
|6.||Install wall brackets on the side of the house or mount an antenna mast, for example, on the gable wall of the house.|
|7.||Attach the antennas using the mast brackets supplied with the antennas.|
Aim the antennas towards the base station.
Run the cables through the wall.
Connect the antenna cables to the router and compare the improvement in speed using a speed test, relative to the starting point.
In the video, antennas are installed on the eaves of the house using a pole bracket. In this case, the homeowners did not want to drill holes in the house's wall, so they chose to install the bracket on the eaves. There are also many other mounting accessories that can be used for antenna installation.
The antenna set includes a mast bracket, which makes it easy to attach the antennas to the wall bracket or antenna mast.
The antennas can be mounted in two different positions, allowing the use of cross-polarization technology. Cross-polarization can be formed from two separate antennas by installing both at a 45-degree angle to the sides, forming a 90-degree angle with each other, or by positioning the upper antenna vertically and the lower antenna horizontally. Both installation angles are based on the signal propagation directions, which travel in vertical and horizontal planes.
When using two antennas, the so-called MIMO (Multiple Input, Multiple Output) technology can be utilized to receive both vertical and horizontal polarization frequencies.
The antennas should be installed about 70 cm apart from each other, and the same distance should be maintained from the roof of the house and any possible TV antenna if the installation is done on an existing antenna mast. The installation can also be easily done on a wall with a wall bracket.
Once the antenna cables are brought inside, they are connected to the router using the SMA connectors at the ends of the cables. Most router models have two SMA antenna connections.
Another popular router model has two TS9 antenna connections, for which short adapter cables are needed to connect the antennas. You can learn more about this here: How to connect antennas to a 4G router
Determine with a speed test how the external antennas have affected your home internet connection. You can further investigate the signal strength and quality (RSRP, RSRQ, and SINR) from the router's settings.
Antenna Guide is a collection of Nordic Antenna articles related to choosing the right antenna, antenna installation, and antenna alignment. You can also find general information about TV and 4G/5G issues in our guides.
Learn more about common antenna knowledge from our guides below:
Nordic Antenna Ltd
20780 Kaarina, FINLAND
The shop sells products to adult individuals. The prices of the products include value-added tax. We reserve the right to change prices and shipping costs.
Products are ordered in the online store by adding them to the shopping cart and paying for the contents of the shopping cart using an online payment service. All customer information is handled confidentially. Contact information requested at the time of ordering will not be used for any purpose other than delivering the order or resolving any ambiguities that may arise, unless otherwise specified. When ordering from the online store, you are required to familiarize yourself with and commit to the current delivery terms and conditions.
Nordic Antenna Ltd
20780 Kaarina, FINLAND
You have the right to cancel this agreement within 14 days without giving any reason. The withdrawal period ends within 14 days starting from the day you received the last shipment, or in the case of downloadable products, from the moment you received the order.
In order to exercise the right of withdrawal, you must notify us of your decision to cancel the agreement in an unambiguous way (for example, by mail or by email). You can also use our printable return form, but its use is not mandatory.
To comply with the deadline for withdrawal, it is sufficient that you submit your notice of cancellation before the end of the withdrawal period.
If you withdraw from this contract, we shall reimburse to you all payments received from you, including the costs of delivery (with the exception of the supplementary costs resulting from your choice of a type of delivery other than the least expensive type of standard delivery offered by us), without undue delay and in any event not later than 14 days from the day on which we are informed about your decision to withdraw from this contract. We will carry out such reimbursement using the same means of payment as you used for the initial transaction, unless you have expressly agreed otherwise; in any event, you will not incur any fees as a result of such reimbursement.
You must return the goods without delay and no later than 14 days after informing us about your decision to withdraw from the contract. The deadline is met if you send back the goods before the period of 14 days has expired.
You are only responsible for the kind of value decrease of the goods that did not result from treatment that is required for determining the nature, properties and functionality of the goods.
Not claiming a package is not the same as returning or cancelling an order. If you do not claim an order and do not make a separate cancellation notice, we will charge you for the delivery costs.
If a product has been lost or damaged during delivery, or if it does not otherwise correspond to your order, you must notify us of the error in writing no later than 14 days after delivery. You can do this by sending a notice to the address specified in the Cancellation and Return Policy section or by calling the telephone number provided in the contact information. If the package has clearly been damaged during delivery, you must immediately make a complaint to the transportation company of the chosen delivery method.
We do not take responsibility for delays caused by force majeure or indirect damages caused by delays. The online store will inform about exceptional delivery times on its website.