MG21E+Patch Antenna=Improve Cellular signal strength?

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RichardChen1
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MG21E+Patch Antenna=Improve Cellular signal strength?

Existing Cellular HW: Cisco 800 router + 3rd party external/roof top aerial antenna because the cellular signal indoor is poor.

 

Our solution arch has proposed MG21E + MA-ANT-C1-B Patch Antenna with the same 4G cellular provider.

 

Question:

Would the new Meraki solution improve the 4G signal and speed?

What is the installation requirement of Patch antenna? It must install at out door and point to certain 4G tower?

 

I check the datasheet https://documentation.meraki.com/MG/MG_Cellular_Patch_Antenna_Datasheet, but don't really understand those cellular terms.

 

I'm new to this MG product.

Can anyone answer the above questions and also explain in simple term: apart of upgrading co-ex cable to cat5 to improve signal lost on cabling, can we consider MG+Antenna as a solution to improve 4G speed/signal strength?

 

 

Thanks in advance.

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PhilipDAth
Kind of a big deal

>It must install at out door and point to certain 4G tower?

 

Yes.

 

It should provide a much better signal strength that a generic omni antenna.

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PhilipDAth
Kind of a big deal

>It must install at out door and point to certain 4G tower?

 

Yes.

 

It should provide a much better signal strength that a generic omni antenna.

Hi @PhilipDAth ,

 

Thanks for the feedback.

I take this as a good use case for Patch Antenna?

Correct.

Hi @PhilipDAth ,

 

I can't seem to find any installation guide on the antenna.

 

Looks like just screw on the MG21's antenna port right?

 

Do you know if the antenna is ourdoor proof?

 

I can replace the coex cable with any standard/longer one right?

I've sold them but never installed one myself.

 

They are IP67 rated.

 

 

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