Installing A Mobile Phone Signal Booster

| by Robert Byrne

Installation 

Mobile Signal Booster - MR UK

Over the past decade, the network coverage for the major mobile providers in the EU, UK, and other parts of the world has grown significantly. People can now talk on their phones and surf 4G and 3G mobile internet wherever they are, even in subways and elevators.

Nonetheless, regardless of their efforts to provide uninterrupted coverage, mobile network providers have always struggled when it comes to alleviating problems with poor connectivity and coverage. The most affected people are typically those in rural and remote areas, as well as customers and business owners at busy shops located in basements, who often suffer from poor network coverage that often plagues their communication.

So far, the network providers don’t seem to have a solid strategy to solve the problem. In such situations, mobile phone signal boosters can come in handy. Fortunately, purchasing and installing a signal booster is not difficult. Nevertheless, you might still need some technical advice to do it well. For this, we suggest you read through the user’s manual first.The following are the steps you need to take to install our signal repeaters. But before we continue, here is a list of what is included in the kit:

  • Mobile phone signal booster
  • Outdoor antenna
  • Indoor antenna
  • A power adapter
  • Outdoor cable (from 10 to 15 meters)

Steps To Install Mobile Signal Booster

  • Find a suitable location for placing the external antenna. The ideal external location for installing the external antenna is on a rooftop for better network coverage – should show a minimum of 2 to 3 bars on your phone
  • Install the indoor antenna inside your house, ideally where you intend to use your smartphone most.
  • Connect the internal and external antennas tightly to the MS and BS side of the mobile booster respectively.

Precautions

Keep the following precautions in mind with the internal antenna.

  • Install the internal antenna at least 5 meters away from the external antenna, and at least 2 meters from the ground,
  • Ensure the internal antenna is fixed vertically on a stable position that’s perpendicular to the ground.
  • Connect the booster to the power device.
  • There are some signal boosters that feature an inbuilt power supply. Refer to the manual for more details.

If your signal booster is installed successfully and plugged in, turn it on. You should see an LED light to confirm it’s on. As a rule of thumb, only plug in your booster once you complete the entire installation. Don’t take the risk of installing it with the power supply turned on as it could be hazardous.

Check The Network Coverage Of Your Smartphone

If your signal booster is installed properly and working as it should, you should notice a considerable improvement in the signal on your phones. You should ideally have no less than 4 bars on your phone’s display. In case there are no improvements, try changing the position of the external and internal antennas.

Important things to keep in mind:

  • The cables that connect the outdoor antenna should ideally be placed straight to prevent signal disruption.
  • Make a loop on the cable to keep rainwater from entering from the booster to the inside of your home or office.
  • The cables used should ideally be of optimal length, meaning that they shouldn’t be any longer than the desired length.
  • The outdoor antenna should be placed as far away as possible from high voltage cables, frequency aerials, transformers, and metal nets.

Installing A Mobile Phone Signal Booster In A Large Building 

While the network coverage of the various network providers all across the UK, and Ireland has improved considerably, the rapid influx of people into cities have made it quite challenging for the network providers to maintain a consistent coverage in all areas. This is quite rampant in areas with big apartment blocks and building where the population is densely concentrated. In such areas, mobile signal boosters can be very helpful.

To help solve the issue we provide signal repeaters that are easy to install and use. Still, we do understand that some of our clients might have issues installing the repeaters.

The installation process of a mobile signal booster is quite straightforward. And if you need any kind of technical advice, we suggest that you go through the operating manual first.

The installation kit comes with the following items:

  • Mobile signal booster.
  • Outdoor antenna.
  • Indoor antenna.
  • A power adapter.
  • Outdoor cable between 10 to 15 meters.

The installation steps are as follows:

Find an appropriate location where you can install the outdoor antenna. The location should be on a rooftop where there’s a strong mobile signal reception. It should show at least 2 or 3 bars on your smartphone.

Install the indoor antenna in the area you’ll be using your smartphones most.

Plug in the internal and external antennas to the booster from the MS and BS sides respectively, making sure you tighten them properly.

The indoor antenna should be:

  • At least 5 meters away from the outdoor one.
  • At least 2 meters from the ground.
  • Fixed on a stable position such that its vertical and perpendicular to the ground

Connect the signal booster to the power supply. Keep in mind that some booster models have inbuilt power supply; refer to the manual for more information.

When you turn the signal booster on, you should see LED light to confirm it’s on.

Tip: only connect the booster to the power supply when the entire installation is complete. Don’t risk installing it with the power on as it could be hazardous.

Check the signal on your smartphone – if the booster is working properly, you should notice a significant improvement in the coverage. You should ideally have no less than 4 bars on your phone. In case there are no improvement, try shifting the position of both the internal and external antennas.

Important tips:

  • The cables connecting the external antenna should ideally be straight to avoid signal disruption.
  • The cables should be of optimal length, meaning that they shouldn’t be longer than the desired length.
  • Make a loop on the cable to keep rainwater from penetrating the inside of your home or office.
  • The outdoor antenna should be placed as far away as possible from high voltage cables, frequency aerials, transformers, and metal nets.

 

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