4G Router Antenna Guide
We have compiled a list below of some of the most popular 4G routers and confirm that they can accept an external 4G antenna and also the antenna connector type with a suggestion of the recommended antenna to use. Please note that we are basing our recommendation upon the normal practice of installing the antenna in a location where there is a better 4G signal compared to the physical location of the router.
Huawei E5186 4G Router
The Huawei E5186 uses the latest CAT6 4G modem technology to provide some of the fastest 4G speeds. The CAT6 modem inside the E5186 uses MIMO antenna technology and Huawei have done a great job of providing high gain internal 4G antennas that work very well in most circumstances. However, if you just can’t find a suitable location indoors where the E5186 can pick up a good 4G signal, but you know there is a good 4G signal outdoors then the back panel of the E5186 router can be removed and there are 2 x SMA Female 4G antenna connectors so you can connect a MIMO 4G Antenna.
Our recommendation’s for an outdoor antenna for the E5186 would be the Fullband MIMORAD MIMO 4G Antenna or for optimum 4G performance the Fullband FBXPMIMO Cross Polarized 4G Antenna. Both of these are MIMO antennas and the standard connectors on these antennas are SMA Male so they will connect directly to the antenna ports of the Huawei E5186 4G Router.