How To Install?
A cell phone signal booster is a very effective for poor mobile signal coverage within buildings and vehicles. However, before you can take full advantage of a cell phone booster system, you should install it properly. A cell phone antenna booster installation procedure is performed in 3 easy steps. You're highly recommended to follow instructions in the manual included with your cellular booster kit. If some issues are still not very clear and you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Home and Office Installation.
Tips for Outdoor Antenna Installation.
How to find a position on exterior of the building with the strongest receiving signal?
The booster's main function is to improve weak RF signal of an area. The receiving signal strength from outdoor antenna directly affects the efficiency of indoor coverage. There're three methods to find the strongest receiving signal. One is to use the booster's LCD display if it has one. Another is to use a mobile phone to test signal bars. Third is to use a cell phone signal meter.
Some boosters have LCD signal display, which is very convenient for finding the strongest signal. Connect an outdoor antenna to the booster's outdoor port by using original coaxial cable provided that is to be used between outdoor antenna and the booster. Then power on the booster, and adjust outdoor antenna's direction near the window or on the top of the building. An outdoor antenna should point to the tower for better signal strength or quality. The booster LCD will display the booster output power.In rare instances the signal may be too strong in which case you can simply point external LPDA antenna away from it instead.
The booster's LCD display shows the gain and output power, one by one, every 3 seconds. While this repeats constantly, the output power can be checked when a "dBm" value and "Pout" display on LCD with its relevant system.
For Huaptec's HiBoost signal amplifiers, you can long press the control button "AN2" for 3 seconds, so that the LCD will enter into the page turning query mode. Then click "AN1" or "AN3" to make the LCD stay in the output power interface. Your outdoor antenna receives the strongest signal when the booster's output power reaches its full output power. Then simply install your signal amplifier's outdoor antenna in this position.
When ALC shows up and is flashing, it means the receiving power is stronger than suitable, it is recommended you adjust outdoor antenna to get a full output power and ensure ALC is not flashing. Or in case you don't want to do anything, just please leave as it is, since the booster will adjust itself. But when ALC flashes and if observed gain is more than 30 dB less than rated gain value, please do adjust outdoor antenna to decrease the receiving power.
1. Install Outdoor Antenna.
There are 2 types of installations: wall mount or pole mount. Install outdoor panel antenna onto the wall for your reference:
Step 1: Unscrew antenna from L-mounting bracket on antenna base with wrench.
Step 2: Mount vertical plate of the L-bracket on the wall with supplied screws.
Step 3: Screw antenna back onto horizontal plate.
Notes: Wrap waterproof tape around the connectors between outdoor antenna and feeder line to avoid water or other types of damage.
2. Install Indoor Antenna.
According to your application requirements, please select Indoor panel antenna, or Omni-ceiling antenna as indoor antenna for coverage indoors. An example of how to install indoor panel antenna has been provided below.
Step 1: Select a place on a wall projecting towards an area where you want reception. Normally, to provide an overall coverage, you will need to choose a corner.
Step 2: Mount the bracket on the wall after drilling the screw to the wall.
Step 3: Put the panel antenna on the bracket.
3. Install the signal booster.
Step 1: Select an indoor location near to a power outlet on a wall.
Step 2: Mount the booster with the screws included as shown in your user guide or installation manual.
Step 3: Connect outdoor antenna cables to booster connector marked "outdoor". Tighten the connection with hand or wrench if necessary.
Step 4: Connect indoor antenna cables to booster connector marked "indoor". Tighten the connection with hand or wrench.
Step 5: Connect AC power cord to the signal booster, and then connect the plug to electrical outlet to power on the booster or repeater.
The booster for vehicles comes in a full ready-to-use kit. Before installation, make sure you have all the necessary components:
Step 1. Install the outdoor antenna.
Mount the magnetic antenna outside your car. It's recommended location is about eight inches from the rear of the car. If you have a larger vehicle, try installing it on the rear roof.
Step 2. Install your interior antenna.
The proposed location is at 3/4 height of the windshield. If your vehicle is larger, it is recommended to install it in the place where signal is weakest.
Step 3. Install the signal booster.
1. The vehicle booster can be hidden in the corner of the car, near the power supply.
2. Plug in outdoor antenna cable to the booster connector marked as "outdoor". Tighten the connection by hand or with a wrench.
3. Plug in the indoor antenna cable to the booster connector marked as "indoor". Tighten the connection by hand or with a wrench.
Now that you know the best way to hook up cell phone booster, tell us how it went in comments section below. Did you encounter any trouble? How did you resolve them?
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