Antenna, and 2 x MiFis. Am I missing a trick here?

JockandRita

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As per the title, am I missing a trick here?
Before replacing the Poynting Puck 2 with the Poynting MiMo 3 V2 12, I thought I'd have a play around with it, connecting to either of my 2 x MiFis, and carrying out speed tests.

1. Huawei E5776s (one antenna port) connected to Puck 2, gave a download speed of around 9Mbps, and an upload of around 14Mbps.

2. Hauwei E5573 (two antenna ports), connected to Puck 2, gave similar download and upload speeds.

3. Huawei E5576 connected to MiMo 3 V2 12, gave a download speed of 12Mbps, and an upload speed of around 17Mbps, an improvement of 3 Mbps from test 1. (y)

4. Huawei E5573 connected to MiMo 3 V2 12, gave a download speed of only 0.7Mbps, and an upload speed of 2.9Mbps. :Eeek::Eeek::Eeek:


I carried out the same test twice more on the E5573, and got the same poor results, hence the question, "Am I missing a trick here? :Eeek:

I haven't a clue what's going on, but it's not right. Has anyone got any ideas please?

Cheers,

Jock. :)
 

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Speed from cell masts varies all the time depending on the number of connections to them at the time. Also a lot of masts broadcast on multiple bandwidths and the Huawie Mifi's don't give the option of selecting the bandwidth. Another thing if you are between two masts you don't know which one it's connected to or which one gives higher speeds.

We have a mast line of site across fields 1 mile away download speed can vary during the day between 30 to 50mb/s.

From my experiments I've found in strongish signal areas the biggest gain with the MIMO is in upload speed.

The important bit that counts is the difference in performance with & without the MIMO connected to the Mifi, try to do the test one after the other in shortest space of time between tests & repeat during the day and on different days.
 
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JockandRita

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The important bit that counts is the difference in performance with & without the MIMO connected to the Mifi, try to do the test one after the other in shortest space of time between test & repeat during the day and on different days.
Thanks Lenny. :) I'll have another go tomorrow, with and without the MiMo connected.
I just couldn't believe how poor the signal was, compared to the test with the Puck, less than a minute earlier. :(

Cheers,

Jock. :)

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Lenny HB

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Thanks Lenny. :) I'll have another go tomorrow, with and without the MiMo connected.
I just couldn't believe how poor the signal was, compared to the test with the Puck, less than a minute earlier. :(

Cheers,

Jock. :)
There won't be much difference between the Puck and MIMO 3 at the higher bandwidths but if you connect to a cell mast broadcasting in the 800mhz bandwidth that's when you will notice the difference.
 

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A couple of useful sites, Mastdata if you download the app you can use it for free the online version you need to register.


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