07-10-2017 01:53 PM - edited 07-10-2017 01:55 PM
I have just purchased the latest 4GEE Router with a 200GB per month data plan. I live in a remote ish of Cumbria and would like to take advantage of the LTE antenna ports to increase my 4G reception. I’ve contacted EE and they dont sell the antennas, they also cant tell me which one are compatible. The instruction booklet is equally unhelpful.
I know the antenna connectors can be different sizes etc, so if anyone could let me know which external antenna’s I should purchase, I’d be extremely grateful.
Thanks in advance for any advice and guidance.
07-10-2017 02:11 PM
The new home router has a pair of SMA connectors. Solwise sell a variety of antennas. The 4G-XPOL-A0001 I have come across being used before. Other retailers also sell antennas with SMA antennas that operate on EE's LTE bands (800, 1800, 2600 [urban]) that may be available for less money but your mileage may vary.
07-10-2017 05:21 PM
Thanks so much for your response, its much appreciated.
I've made a note of the 4G-XPOL-A0001, are you able to point me in the direction of an indoor antenna as well ?
Once again, thanks very much for helping me.
08-10-2017 06:08 PM
I wouldn't really recommend a separate antenna used internally because the massive performance gain comes from using an antenna outside.
10-02-2018 08:21 AM
I have a related question! I’m moving to a rural setting in warwickshire where the 4G coverage should be good according to EE.
should I just buy the router / plan and see? There isn’t any real info on EE site yet re the new EE external antenna. I can’t tell if likely to be needed
10-02-2018 09:40 AM
16-02-2018 10:47 PM
The EE Bright Box is a landline broadband device; it does not do mobile broadband.
As a result of recent developments, if you are looking for a 4G Home Broadband Solution, I would recommend: the 4GEE Router with EE antenna (£100).
03-11-2018 06:52 PM
I read the post about which antennae might be suitable and I'm grateful someone has an answer. If I purchase one that doesn't work is it all down to my responsibility?
From the user manual...
03-11-2018 07:01 PM
@Brotherpug Yes it’s your responsibility if the one you choose doesn’t work but you could try calling customer services about what EE recommendations as this would work.
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