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How Do You Properly Install a Yagi Antenna for Optimal Signal?

Updated: Apr 11

NetAllOver_HighSpeedInternet_Yagi Anttenas

Essential Tools for Antenna Installation

To ensure a smooth installation of your new antenna system, you'll need a few basic tools:

  • Screwdrivers and wrenches

  • A drill equipped with a screwdriver bit for easier installation.

  • Depending on your mounting surface, additional wood or masonry screws may be necessary.

Antenna Assembly Components

Your antenna kit should include:

  • Two triangular-shaped Yagi antennas

  • Two antenna cables, each no longer than 20 feet

  • Mounting hardware for both the antenna and the pole

  • A small pole (You can also repurpose an old satellite mount or an existing pole)

Installation Tips

When installing your antenna, follow these guidelines to maximize signal strength:

  • Mount the antenna at least 10 feet off the ground on an eave, house side, rooftop, or similar structure. Ensure there are no obstructions in the direction it is aimed, such as other parts of your house or large trees. While trees don't completely block the signal, it's best to maintain at least a 10-foot clearance.

  • Aim the antenna as accurately as possible towards a nearby cell tower to enhance signal reception. The antennas are highly directional with a 15º spread; deviating more than 7 degrees from your target could result in connection issues.

  • The ideal setup sees the antennas shaped like a ‘<’ or ‘>’ sign, depending on their orientation.

Final Setup Considerations

  • Once mounted, ensure that the cable connectors, especially those exposed to the outside air, are wrapped in black silicone tape to protect against the elements. This tape is available at most hardware stores or online retailers like Amazon.

  • Replace the router's original antennas with the new ones, connecting the gold cable connectors carefully.

Visual Guide

The finished setup should resemble the '<' or '>' configuration, depending on how you orient the antennas. This alignment is crucial for optimal performance.

By following these steps, you’ll be better equipped to enjoy improved service without the hassle of signal loss due to improper installation. Remember, a little precision goes a long way in ensuring your antenna does its job effectively.


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