4G / 3G Antenna Selector

 

We know that some of the 4G and 3G Antenna jargon can be quite heavy going so we have put together a "best fit" antenna selector for various given scenarios. We hope this helps - feel free to contact Algarve Connect if you have any questions....

Poynting XPOL-A0001 network antenna - network antennas (2.5 dBi, Omni-directional, 50 , -20 - 70 °C, 500 g, 13.400 cm)
Poynting XPOL-A002 - network antennas (40 - 70 °C, SMA, Dual Linear, Indoor & outdoor, IP65, Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS))
Poynting OMNI-A0069-V3 network antenna - network antennas (6.3 dBi, Omni-directional, 50 , -40 - 70 °C, 600 g, 9 cm)

 

4g internet in apartment algarve 

Townhouse/Apartment in developed area

- Likely to have good 4G coverage
- May not be able to mount antenna externally
- Likely to have interference from other buildings

Suggest: XPOL-A0001 or 2 x OMNI-A0121

 4g internet in algarve village

 A small Village or Development not in a major town

- Likely to be able to see the 4G tower; if so, use a directional antenna for best signal improvement
- 4G signal may be marginal

Suggest:
Can see nearest cell tower without obstruction? XPOL-A0002
Cannot see nearest cell tower? XPOL-A0001

 4g internet in rural algarve

 I live in the middle of nowhere in the rural Algarve!

- if you can "see" the base station you might be lucky as 3G and 4G signals can travel many KMs with direct line of sight
- you'll need high gain antennas for best chance of picking up a useable signal
- less likely to receive 4G signal but may receive a useable 2-4Mbps 3G signal

Suggest: 2 x LPDA-A0020

 4g internet caravan campervan boat

 I want an antenna for my caravan/campervan/boat etc

- Portable requirement means OmniDirectional antenna most likely to give best results as signal direction will change at different locations
- 3G /4G coverage impossible to predict for any potential site
- If pitching in the middle of nowhere, select a higher gain antenna setup

Suggest: XPOL-A0001 (higher gain option 2 x OMNI-A0121)

 4G internet USB dongle

 Antenna to boost USB dongle

- If connected to laptop, likely to move inside/outside/various potential locations
- needs to be highly portable

Suggest: Blade OMNI-A0039

 fastest possible 4g internet in portugal

 I want the fastest 3G or 4G mobile internet possible in my house

- Highest gain antenna array possible - careful to select OMNI or DIRECTIONAL based on direct line of sight to your cell base station

Suggest: Direct Line of Sight: 2 x LPDA-A0020
No Line of Sight: 2 x OMNI-A0121


OR - Algarve Connect may be able to source very high spec Antennas to suite your requirements (also expensive €300-€400) - please contact us to discuss

 no installation 4g antenna

 Simple installation option - no drilling hole or erecting poles

- Window mountable antenna
- 4G Aerial will be inside so must be Omni-Directional to pick up as much signal as possible

Suggest: XPOL-A0001

   
   
   
   
   
   
   

 

Of course, these scenarios and suggestions are very generic but we try to give you the "best bet" for a given location/requirement - if in doubt please contact us.

Poynting XPOL-A0001 network antenna - network antennas (2.5 dBi, Omni-directional, 50 , -20 - 70 °C, 500 g, 13.400 cm)
Poynting XPOL-A002 - network antennas (40 - 70 °C, SMA, Dual Linear, Indoor & outdoor, IP65, Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS))
Poynting OMNI-A0069-V3 network antenna - network antennas (6.3 dBi, Omni-directional, 50 , -40 - 70 °C, 600 g, 9 cm)

4G Antenna - Do I need one in the Algarve?

If you already receive a good 3G or 4G mobile internet speed in the Algarve, you may be unsure as to whether you need an antenna or not - click here to find out more about 4G signals and how they can be affected in the urban Algarve and during the busy holiday months..

Where do I install my 3G/4G antenna?

Click here to find out how to work out where you mobile internet signal is being received from and where to install your 3G or 4G antenna in your property.