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

 

  • 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
    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
    Short Description:
    20 ft RG-58 Cable with N Male and SMA Male connectors.
    MSRP: $29.99
    $27.99
  • 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
    MSRP: $89.99
    $71.99
  • Wilson Yagi Directional Antenna With 20 foot Cable Pointing A Building Antenna

    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
    Short Description:
    Wilson Wide Band Directional Cellular Antenna and 20 Foot RG-58 Cable PLUS SMA Male Connector
    MSRP: $114.99
    $96.99
  • 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
    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
    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 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
    Wilson Electronics 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...
    SKU:
    AP475021
    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