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is it possible to boost my wimax speed with a bi-quad antenna Answered

is it possible to "hack" my wimax modem so I can boost the speed with a bi-quad antenna or through some other means? Here's the wimax modem type

http://imgur.com/vrsoHqW

and here's the modem opened.

[img]http://i.imgur.com/JlDAezf.jpg[/img]

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Downunder35m

2 years ago

First things first:
Distance?
How many devices connected to the WiFi?
Understanding!?
You can not increase speed with more or better antennas,only signal quality.
People tend to confuse this on a regular base.
With a lot of interference from machines or other signal sources a strong signal can help getting good reception and as a result high speeds as not so many errors need correcting (which would otherwise cause the connection to use a lower speed).
Quad antennas are directional so they only help to provide a narrow signal beam - everything outside this beam is lost.

I experimented quite a bit at my old place to get proper WiFi coverage on the entire property.
Name a home made antenna type and I am almost certain I tried it out already LOL
Directional ones gave distance but nothing else.
Complicated fractal antennas performed not really much better than a standard stick.
What did the trick for me was to read some actual user reviews on older modems.
I found a brand new but totally outdated TPLink TP-W8960N for just 30 bucks.
Setup as a repeater with the original modems WiFi disabled gave me exactly what I needed and much more.
With this modem I got full signal quality in my closed steel garage (workshop) which was about 40m away from the modem.
A walking test with my mobile phone showed that I got good coverage for about 50m.
Usuable coverage with minimum download speed loss for about 80m and still usuable internet after 100m.

Just saying ;)

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ChickBang

2 years ago

Look up "ddwrt for [insert model number here]"

You may be able to install a custom firmware and then increase the output of the wireless antenna. WRT54G(VX) routers are famous for this.

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dmanstan

2 years ago

Any help?

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dmanstan

2 years ago

These are the pics.

modem open.jpgwimax_high_gain_usb_modem_aka_shuttle-300x214.jpg