AirLink Raven XE Antenna Boosters

AirLink Raven XE Antenna Boosters

How To Improve The Cellular Signal To The AirLink Raven XE Gateway

There are several different ways to improve cellular reception to your AirLink Raven XE gateway modem for faster Internet speeds. You can boost the reception of your device with an external antenna or powered signal booster. Adding an external to will improve cellular reception which will improve data transfer speeds. Adding a powered cellular signal booster will improve reception even more.

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We offer several options to boosting AirLink Raven XE cell reception:

  • Add an External Antenna - directly connected to the router
  • Add an Power Booster With External Antenna
  • Use a Signal Booster Repeater System - Covers multiple devices over a larger area - Home, Office, Large Buildings.

The AirLink Raven XE has an antenna connector (SMA Female) on the rear of the unit. Attaching a cellular antenna to the the Raven XE requires an antenna cable ending in a SMA Male.

Attach External Antenna

To attach an external antenna to the router you'll need an antenna and cable going between the Raven and external antenna.

Mounting External Antenna

Ideally, you want to place the external antenna where the cellular signal from your cellular service provider is best. It is usually better to mount the antenna outdoors if possible. Directional antennas should be permanently mounted pointing directly towards then nearest tower. An excellent antenna for both 3G and 4G frequencies is the Wilson Wide Band Directional Antenna (below).

CABLE: When selecting cable, match up connectors to the router (SMA) and the antenna (FME or N Type). The use of the screw on adapters "SMA Male/FME Male Adapter 971119" or "SMA Male / N Female Adapter" see product listing below) may be required.

Adding An External Antenna & Power Booster

You can also add a cellular signal booster between the external antenna and the Raven for a stronger signal than antenna alone. Consider the WilsoPro Signal 3G for 3G signal areas or WilsonPro Signal 4G for both 3G and 4G areas.

Repeater Type Systems

Another solution to improving the signal strength is to use a cellular repeater type signal booster system. These systems take the available signal outside, amplify it, then rebroadcast the signal inside. These systems do not require a direct connection to your device. They also have the added value of being able to boost the signal to other devices in the area. We list it and several different options below.

 

Raven XE External Antenna & Signal Booster System Options

 

  • weBoost Home 4G Cellular Signal Booster WideBand Directional Antenna weBoost Home 4G Diagram

    weBoost Home 4G Cellular Signal Booster w/WideBand Directional Antenna

    AlternativeWireless.com

    $459.99
    Features: • weBoost 4G Booster With Wide Band Directional Antenna • Wide Band Directional Antenna For Better Performance • Ideal for 1-2 Rooms, Work Area, Studies, Living Areas• For Cellular Calls, 3G & 4G Internet• Easy...
    SKU:
    AP470101WBCK
    Availability:
    In Stock - Normally Ships Within 24 Hours
    Short Description:
    Ideal Small Area Signal Booster System
    Boost Voice and 4G Internet Signals
    Quick & Easy to Install
    Stay In Touch - Stay Productive, Complete Kit
    $459.99
  • weBoost Drive 4G-X 470510 weBoost Drive 4G-X

    weBoost Drive 4G-X Mobile Cellular 4G Signal Booster for Cars, Trucks

    weBoost

    MSRP: $479.99
    $449.99
    Features: • Extended Coverage - Get a Signal From Further Away • weBoost's Most Powerful 4G Mobile Signal Booster • Boost Signals For Cellular Calls, 3G & 4G Internet • Easy & Quick Installation • US Carriers - AT&T,...
    SKU:
    AP470510
    Availability:
    In Stock - Usually Ships within 24 Hours
    Short Description:
    • Most Powerful weBoost Mobile Booster
    • Get a better signal from further away
    • Get faster 3G & 4G Internet Speeds
    • Complete Kit - Antennas, Amplifier, Power Supply
    MSRP: $479.99
    $449.99
  • Wilson Signal 3G Booster Kit WilsonPro Pro Signal 3G Booster Kit 12in Antenna [AC Power] 460109

    WilsonPro Pro Signal 3G Booster Kit 12in Antenna [AC Power] 460109

    WilsonPro

    $159.99
    WilsonPro Pro Signal 3G DirectConnect Signal Booster with 12" external antenna and AC Wall Outlet Power Supply. For cellular USB Modems, Hotspots, Cellular Routers. Great for Vending Machines, ATMs, Home / Office, etc. Part #460109 (formerly Wilson...
    SKU:
    AP460109
    Availability:
    In Stock - Normally Ships Within 24 Hours
    Short Description:
    • 3G Signal Booster for Hotspots, USB Modems, Cell Routers
    • Great for Vending Machines, ATMs, Vehicle, Remote Stations
    • Connect Directly To Your Cellular Modem or Router
    • Adapter May Be Required For Some Devices
    $159.99
  • WilsonPro Pro Signal 4G Cellular Signal Booster Kit [AC Power] 460119

    WilsonPro Pro Signal 4G Cellular Signal Booster Kit [AC Power] 460119

    WilsonPro

    $249.99
    Pro Signal 4G direct connect 3G & 4G cellular amplifier with AC Wall Power Supply for cellular modem signal improvement. Great for Vending Machines, ATMs, Home, Office, etc. Part #460119 (formerly 470119). The WilsonPro Pro Signal 4G was developed...
    SKU:
    AP460119
    Availability:
    In Stock - Usually Ships In 1-2 Days
    Short Description:
    4G Signal Booster for Machine to Machine (M2M) Applications. Great for Vending Machines, ATMs, Remote Stations. Connect Directly To Your Cellular Modem or Router. Comes with AC Wall Outlet Power Supply.
    $249.99
  • weBoost 301126 Mini Magnetic Mount Antenna weBoost 301126 Mini Magnetic Mount Antenna

    Wilson 301126 Mini Mag-Mount Mobile Antenna 700-2700MHz w/SMA M

    Wilson Antennas

    MSRP: $19.99
    $17.99
    weBoost Mini Magnet-Mount Antenna with 10ft cable (RG-174) and and attached SMA Male connector. 301126 weBoost (Wilson Electronics) Omni Directional Mini Magnet-Mount Antennas are a low profile option and are transferable between vehicles. They are...
    SKU:
    AE301126
    Availability:
    In Stock - Usually Ships In 24 Hours
    MSRP: $19.99
    $17.99
  • Wilson Magnetic Mount 3db Mobile Cellular  Antenna w/SMA M Connector

    Wilson Magnetic Mount 3db Mobile Cellular Antenna w/SMA M Connector

    Wilson Antennas

    MSRP: $27.99
    $26.99
    Wilson Dual Band Magnetic Mount Antenna with SMA Male Connector. Height: 11.5 in. Cable Length: 10ft. 311125 Replaces Part # 301125 Wilson Magnetic Mount Cellular Antenna - SMA Male Connector The Wilson Magnet Mount Cell Phone Antenna was carefully...
    SKU:
    AE311125
    Availability:
    In Stock - Usually Ships In 24 Hours
    MSRP: $27.99
    $26.99
  • Wilson Yagi Directional Antenna Yagi Antenna Radiation Pattern

    Wilson Wide Band Directional Building Antenna 50ohm N F

    Wilson Antennas

    MSRP: $89.99
    $71.99
    Wilson Wide Band Log Periodic Directional Antenna - 50 ohm. Frequency Range: 700-2700MHz. Comes with N Female connector. 314411 / 304411 Wilson Directional Antenna, Wilson Wide Band Directional Antenna, High Gain Antenna Wilson Wide Band Log Periodic...
    SKU:
    AE314411
    Availability:
    In Stock - Usually Ships In 24 Hours
    MSRP: $89.99
    $71.99
  • Wilson Yagi Directional Antenna With 20 foot Cable Building Antenna U Bolt

    Wilson Wide Band Directional Building Antenna w/20ft Cable N/SMA M

    Wilson Antennas

    MSRP: $114.99
    $96.99
    This kit combines a Wilson Wide Band Directional Antenna PLUS a 20 Foot RG-58 Cable - SMA Male Connector. Great for improving the cell signal to cellular device with a SMA Female connector such as a Hotspot or Home Phone connect.  About The Wilson...
    SKU:
    AE314411-955822
    Availability:
    In Stock - Usually Ships In 24 Hours
    Short Description:
    Wilson Wide Band Directional Cellular Antenna and 20 Foot RG-58 Cable PLUS SMA Male Connector
    MSRP: $114.99
    $96.99
  • Wilson RG-58 10ft Coax Cable N-M / SMA M 955812

    Wilson Electronics

    MSRP: $21.99
    $17.99
    RG-58 Coaxial Cable with N-Male and SMA Male Connectors. Length: 10 feet. Wilson RG-58 Coaxial Cable 10 foot RG-58 with N Male Connector on one end and SMA Male connector on the other. Use as a short antenna or a patch cable for Lightning Surge...
    SKU:
    AB955812
    Availability:
    In Stock - Usually Ships In 24 Hours
    MSRP: $21.99
    $17.99
  • Wilson RG-58 20ft Cable N Male / SMA Male

    Wilson RG-58 20ft Cable With N Male / SMA Male Connectors

    Wilson Electronics

    MSRP: $29.99
    $27.99
    20 ft RG-58 low loss coax cable. Perfect for cellular antennas and amplifier cable. Has SMA Male connector on one end an N-Male connector on the other. 20 ft RG-58 Low Loss Coaxial Cable RG-58 Low-Loss Coaxial Cable For indoor / outdoor use. Attenuates...
    SKU:
    AB955822
    Availability:
    In Stock - Usually Ships In 24 Hours
    Short Description:
    20 ft RG-58 Cable with N Male and SMA Male connectors.
    MSRP: $29.99
    $27.99