A lovely family in Yandoit Hills required a 4G Antenna Installation and mobile broadband advice/setup as they are unable to get either NBN or ADSL, so they were left with a choice of NBN Satellite or Mobile Broadband. NBN Satellite is around 5Mbits so I strongly advised installing a good 4Gx 700Mhz MIMO antenna and suitable Mobile Broadband service to match.
After doing a Signal Check we discovered both Telstra and Optus Mobile Broadband services were available, we chose the Optus network as their data plans are far better at 250GB for $99pm.
Thankfully the property was on a reasonably large hill which helps tremendously for targeting the Mount Franklin mobile tower approx. 9km away. The installation was straight forward as was the modem setup, pre-testing we were getting about 1.3Mbit without antenna.
We hooked up the antenna to the dual MIMO connectors then rebooted the modem. After about 5 minutes I ran a speed test and got 36Mbit with burst speeds of up to 50Mbit! That’s about 5x times faster than most rural ADSL services, and roughly the same as a wired NBN connection. Needless to say we’re delighted with the results considering the fairly remote location and distance to the tower. We also hooked up their SmartTV to the Wi-Fi so they can now watch Netflix and other video streaming services.
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We’ve just completed a successful 4G Antenna Installation and Wi-Fi setup at the beautiful Cammeray Waters Conference & Wedding Venue in Woodend, Macedon Ranges with excellent results.
The general manager Dee contacted us asking if we were able to install Wi-Fi for the Blue Conference Room (approx. 130sqm) and hook it up the existing NBN Satellite service (which has a speed of about 5Mbits). The NBN service is a fair distance away from the conference center and quite slow, so we advised Dee that we’d be better off installing a 4G antenna on the roof of the conference room, hook it into the mobile broadband modem and then into a Ubiquiti Unifi AC Pro wireless access point.
After doing a full signal check we discovered that due to the fairly remote location, the only mobile broadband service available was Telstra, so we advised Dee which modem and plan to buy (a Telstra Business Mobile Broadband plan which has a better data service and reliability than consumer plans).
Once the equipment arrived, we headed down from Daylesford to Woodend to begin the work. Everything went smoothly except we did run out of time to finish on the same day so we returned soon after to finish off and align the antenna.
After aligning the antenna towards the Woodend tower approx. 4.5km away, we managed to get a good signal with connection to 4Gx 700Mhz and a download speed of 16Mbits, which is more than enough to cover the conferences Dee has in the blue room (max around 60 people). We also setup a custom portal login page for the Wi-Fi network with the same look and feel of the Cammeray Waters website, and requires the users to accept the terms and conditions of using the Wi-Fi service along with a simple password.
Dee was very happy with the results and can now offer her clients an excellent Wi-Fi service for conferences.
4G Antenna Installation can make a huge difference to 4G signal quality and speed, even in areas with low or even no signal, and can offer a reliable Internet service to remote locations where only NBN satellite is available.
Call Sigtek on 0428 090 046 or book a free quote online and we’ll get back to you to discuss what we can do for your business!