FWA510 external antenna conection - do I need to connect all four?

JonasB
JonasB Posts: 8
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edited January 4 in Mobile Broadband

Hello, just bought the FWA510. In the manual there seems to be two external antenna connectors but on the box itself there are actually four. Do I need to connect all four, or which ones?

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  • Zyxel_Kay
    Zyxel_Kay Posts: 463  Zyxel Employee
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    Hi @JonasB

    Our user's guide is a general guide applicable to various Nebula Mobile Router models, some of which have only two external antenna connectors. However, the FWA510 model, which you've purchased, comes equipped with four antenna connectors.

    For optimal performance, it is recommended to connect external antennas to all four connectors. This configuration enhances signal strength and overall connectivity.

    (Note: To enable the external antenna, please ensure that the INT/EXT switch on the device is set to EXT.)

    Kay

  • Hcan
    Hcan Posts: 1
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    And which antenna connector goes where? My Poynting XPOL-24 4X4 5G/LTE MIMO Antenna cables are labeled:
    ANTENNA 1 MAIN
    ANTENNA 1 AUX/DIV
    ANTENNA 2 MAIN
    ANTENNA 2 AUX/DIV
    Or does it not matter where you connect them?

  • Zyxel_Kay
    Zyxel_Kay Posts: 463  Zyxel Employee
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    Hi @Hcan

    For optimal performance, we recommend using full-band antennas on all external connectors. All of them are identical, providing a more efficient configuration.

    Here are the hole positions for our antennas from top to bottom, supporting the specified frequency bands. You may review and select them accordingly:

    Port

    Frequency

    ANT0(main)

    703MHz-4200MHz

    DRX

    703MHz-4200MHz

    MIMO3

    1710MHZ-4200MHz

    MIMO4

    1805MHZ-4200MHz

    Kay

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