Purchasing and installing this signal booster was not something that was decided on a whim. After being frustrated with our wireless signal for over a year we began to look into various solutions. At first we considered the various alternatives including installing a landline, switching carriers, or replacing equipment. Eventually, after a call to the technical department for our wireless carrier, we determined that although we had a clear line of sight we were too far from the cell tower (4.5 miles) to get a good enough signal for data. Further research directed us toward signal boosters and then to Wilson Electronics(see reviews at CNET). Again, we endeavored on plenty of planning and reading about the various aspects of the signal boosting system including the type of booster, exterior and interior antennas, and ultra low-loss cable. Planning involved a dry layout of the system making sure that adequate separation of the antenna could be achieved. When the equipment finally arrived, a dry install with a live test showed that we did gain a full 15dBm in signal making this purchase worth the effort and expense. Before the purchase of this signal booster we lost signal on an hourly basis, but since the installation of the system two weeks ago, we have not had a dropped signal since. Anyone who is considering installing a signal booster needs to know that this is a highly technical device with specific requirements and that if the minimum of those requirements are not met the system will not function properly. However, if the instructions are followed this system can eliminate frustrations with a weak wireless signal.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? The cable connectors on the actual device are at the top and bottom rather than on the sides.
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Yes.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. This is well made substantial device.