External Antennas for Cradlepoint

Posted by A.J. Farmer on

Question: I have an Cradlepoint router with integrated modem and I would like to add some external antennas to it.  My Cradlepoint unit has 2 cell antenna ports. If I switch to external antennas can I use just one antenna to the outside?

Answer: Yes, it is okay to only use only the MAIN port for an external antenna and you can leave the remaining AUX port with the small indoor antenna attached.  In the majority of cases, this will provide adequate signal and coverage. However, for best performance, you should consider adding external antennas to both cellular ports.

Here is the cable you will need for the external cell antenna:

Here is the most common external cell antenna:


The antennas are designed to be mounted to a pole. For a flat surface such as a wall or roof, this universal mount works well:

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