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AirLink Raven XT Antenna Boosters

AirLink Raven XT Antenna Boosters

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

There are several different ways to improve cellular reception to your AirLink Raven XT 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.

Image of Raven XT Antenna Ports

We offer several options to boosting AirLink Raven XT 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 XT has an antenna connector (SMA Female) on the rear of the unit. Attaching a cellular antenna to the the Raven XT 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 Verizon 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 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.

About The Raven XT

Raven XT modems are designed to maintain a reliable, consistent network connection. With a serial interface and a vast library of machine protocols, the Raven XT is a workhorse for industrial and mission critical applications. Class I Division 2 certified as nonincendive equipment, the Raven Series is ideally suited for use in hazardous environments. Key applications include utilities, manufacturing, automation, oil and gas, SCADA, telemetry, Homeland Security and asset monitoring. Different version of the Raven XT for cellular service providers including AT&T, Bell, Sprint, Telus and Verizon.

 

Raven XT External Antenna & Signal Booster System Options

 

  • 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
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    MSRP: $19.99
    $17.99
  • Wilson RG-58 10ft Coax Cable N-M / SMA M 955812

    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
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    $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 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 Connect to devices (cellular signal boosters, cellular routers, etc) that have and SMA Female Connector. Wilson Magnetic...
    SKU:
    AE311125
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    MSRP: $27.99
    $26.99
  • 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
    $28.99
    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/U Low Loss Coaxial Cable RG-58 Low-Loss Coaxial Cable For indoor / outdoor use...
    SKU:
    AB955822
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    Short Description:
    20 ft RG-58 Cable with N Male and SMA Male connectors.
    MSRP: $29.99
    $28.99
  • Taoglas Apex 2G/3G/4G Terminal Antenna Taoglas Apex 2G/3G/4G Terminal Antenna

    Taoglas Apex 3G/4G Hinged Ultra-Wideband Terminal Antenna Black SMA M

    Taoglas

    $29.99
    The TAOGLAS Apex 2G/3G/4G Terminal Antenna for Cellular Data devices. The TAOGLAS Apex features 90° right angle Hinged joint with an SMA Male connector. It is an Ultra-Wideband 4G LTE Antenna for LTE, GSM, CDMA, DCS, PCS, WCDMA, UMTS, HSDPA, GPRS,...
    SKU:
    AETG308113
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    $29.99
  • Taoglas Apex II 4G/5G Hinged Ultra-Wideband Antenna Taoglas Apex II 4G/5G Hinged Ultra-Wideband Antenna

    Taoglas Apex II 4G/5G Hinged Ultra-Wideband Antenna Black SMA M

    Taoglas

    $34.99
    The TAOGLAS Apex II Terminal Antenna Use this antenna to connect to wireless devices what have an SMA Female external antenna port. The hinged Taoglas Apex II Wideband Dipole Antenna has been designed to cover all Cellular including 5G, ISM and Wi-Fi...
    SKU:
    AETG358113
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    $34.99
  • Wilson Yagi Directional Antenna With 20 foot Cable Pointing A Building Antenna

    Wilson WideBand Directional Antenna Cellular w/20ft Cable SMA Male

    AlternativeWireless.com

    $97.99
    WideBand Cellular Antenna With 20ft Cable This kit combines a Wilson Wide Band Directional Antenna PLUS a 20 Foot Cable - SMA Male Connector. Great for improving the cell signal to cellular device with a SMA Female connector such as a Hotspot or Home...
    SKU:
    AE314411-955822
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    Wilson Wide Band Directional Cellular Antenna and 20 Foot Cable With SMA Male Connector
    $97.99
  • weBoost Drive X Mobile Signal Booster System weBoost Drive X - Group

    weBoost Drive X Mobile Signal Booster for Cars & Trucks 475021

    weBoost

    MSRP: $449.99
    $399.99
    weBoost Drive X— Standard, Multi-User In-Vehicle Cell Signal Booster. For those in need of a more reliable cell signal coverage for multiple devices and users when on the road—but also want the most cost-effective solution...
    SKU:
    AP475021
    Availability:
    In Stock - Usually Ships In 2-3 Days
    Short Description:
    Cost effective and powerful mobile cell phone signal booster system for those in need of a reliable cell signal booster for multiple devices and users when on the road. For Cars, Trucks & RVs.
    MSRP: $449.99
    $399.99