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.