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Re: MR6500 - I noticed there are two interfaces on the device labeled Antenna.

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MR6500 - I noticed there are two interfaces on the device labeled Antenna.

@JohnPeng 

John, 

 

I noticed there are two interfaces on the device labeled Antenna.  Can you purchase external antennas for these that may increase signal?

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JT240Z
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Re: MR6500 - I noticed there are two interfaces on the device labeled Antenna.

Yes, you would use a 2x2 MIMO antenna with T-9 connectors.  The one downside to using them is it disables the internal antenna that are 4x4 MIMO.  The external antenna should only be used in very low signal areas where service using the internal antenna is too poor.  4x4 MIMO is more efficient at pulling in more signals so is inherently better for bandwidth if you have decent signal strength.  In good signal areas, using the external antenna will actually reduce your bandwidth.

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JT240Z
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Re: MR6500 - I noticed there are two interfaces on the device labeled Antenna.

Yes, you would use a 2x2 MIMO antenna with T-9 connectors.  The one downside to using them is it disables the internal antenna that are 4x4 MIMO.  The external antenna should only be used in very low signal areas where service using the internal antenna is too poor.  4x4 MIMO is more efficient at pulling in more signals so is inherently better for bandwidth if you have decent signal strength.  In good signal areas, using the external antenna will actually reduce your bandwidth.

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