If your LTE or 5G router supports 4x4 MIMO external antennas, and you're looking to get the absolute best data rates, using 4x4 cross-polarized MIMO external antennas is often the best option.
Our MIMO Log Periodic 11 dBi Hotspot/Router External Antenna kit for 4G LTE/5G Hotspots & Routers includes everything you need, including the adapters necessary to connect the four MIMO antennas to your hotspot or LTE router.
Our Log Periodic antennas offer up to 11 dBi gain between 1710 and 6000 MHz, and 10 dBi gain between 600 MHz and 900 MHz.
These directional antennas are also sometimes referred to as "yagi antennas", but they are technically called log periodic antennas.
Including our Ultra-Flexible Quad-RS240 Cables
Our Quad-RS240 30ft cables make it easier than ever to connect your 4x4 MIMO Antenna to your LTE router, hotspot, or signal booster system. This cable assembly has four strands of low loss RS240 coaxial cable glued and sheathed, with SMA-Male connectors on the "indoor" end, to minimize the bulk of running multiple cables and make installation easier than ever.
Also included in the bundle are four SMA-Female to TS9-Male pigtail adapters, four SMA-Female to U.FL pigtail connectors, and four SMA-Male to N-Male connectors, to ensure you have everything you might need to connect almost any device.
MIMO Log Periodic vs MIMO Panel
We also sell a 4x4 MIMO Panel Antenna Kit for Hotspots/Routers that is very similar to this kit but uses a single MIMO Panel Antenna that makes installation easier, but has less gain. We recommend using the MIMO Log Periodic Antennas if you have line-of-sight to your nearest cell towers. If you're surrounded by trees, buildings, or hills, this MIMO Panel Antenna Kit will likely perform somewhat better than the Log Periodic Antenna Kit.
Choosing between 4x4 MIMO and 2x2 MIMO
Installing external MIMO antennas is all about maximizing your data speeds. Different routers and hotspots have different configurations for external antenna ports.
Most hotspots, like the Netgear Nighthawk M1 and Verizon Jetpack 8800L will have two antenna ports, while some of the more advanced routers like the T-Mobile 5G Gateway and the MoFi 5500 often have four ports.
Our MIMO External Antenna Kits are available in both 4x4 MIMO and 2x2 MIMO configurations, with 4 and 2 antenna elements respectively.
Which one you should pick depends entirely on the device you have. If your device has four antenna ports, then it's usually best to go with a 4x4 MIMO Antenna kit, while if you’re working with only two external antenna ports, then you’ll want the 2x2 MIMO Antenna Kit.
- 4x Wideband 600 - 6000 MHz Log Periodic Antenna including pole-mount hardware
- 1x Quad-RS240 30 ft N-Male to SMA-Male Cable bundle
- 1x 30ft Quad RS240 N-Male to SMA-Male Coaxial Cable
- 4x TS9-Male to SMA-Female
- 4x U.FL to SMA-Female Pigtail Adapters
- 4x N-Male to SMA-Male Barrel Adapters
- 2x Universal J-Mount Antenna Mount
- Optional: 4x Lightning Surge Protector Kit including 5 ft RS200 cable and grounding cable
- User manual
Lightning Surge Protectors
We highly recommend using our Waveform Lightning Surge Protector Kits to protect your hotspot or 4G LTE/5G router from electrical surges due to lightning. Our Lightning Surge Protector Kits each include a 5 ft RS200 Jumper and a short length of grounding cable.
The surge protectors should be installed just before the coaxial cable enters the building. If you’re unsure about grounding your outdoor antenna, We’ve got a guide on how to ground a rooftop antenna.
Our detailed guide for your hotspot or 4G LTE/5G router
Every hotspot and router is different, so we’ve written up detailed guides for some of the most common devices here.
Adapters and Connectors
Our Quad RS240 coax cables have SMA-Male connectors on the “indoor” end. These are able to connect directly to most LTE routers, like the MoFi 5500, and Peplink Max BR1 Pro 5G, which make use of four SMA connectors.
Some devices without external antenna ports like the T-Mobile High Speed 5G Internet Gateway may have internal U.FL connectors.
We include both U.FL to SMA-Female and TS9-Male to SMA-Female adapters, which allow our MIMO antennas to be connected to almost any hotspot or LTE router.
If you're unsure of which adapter you need, how to connect it, or where to begin, we suggest reading our guide for your router, or referring to your user manual. We know, there’s a lot of information out there and this can get very technical.
Don’t be afraid to reach out to us for support at +1-800-761-3041, or at [email protected]
Frequency bands support
Our wideband 4x4 MIMO panel antennas support almost every 3G, 4G LTE, and low/mid-band 5G service in use in the US and across the world today:
Supports all 4G LTE and 5G bands between 600 and 6000 MHz, including:
- AT&T: B2/n2, B4, B5/n5, B12, B17, B29, B30, B46, B66/n66, n77
- Verizon: B2/n2, B4, B5/n5, B13, B46, B48/n48, B66/n66, n77
- T-Mobile: B2, B4, B5, B12, B25, B26, B41/n41, B46, B66, B71/n71
- Private 4G LTE and 5G: CBRS, B48/n48
All supported US Frequency Bands:
- Band 2 (1900 MHz)
- Band 4 (1700/2100 MHz)
- Band 5 (850 MHz)
- Band 12 (700 MHz)
- Band 13 (700 MHz)
- Band 14 (700 MHz)
- Band 17 (700 MHz)
- Band 25 (1900 MHz)
- Band 26 (850 MHz)
- Band 29 (700 MHz)
- Band 30 (2100 MHz)
- Band 41 (2500 MHz)
- Band 46 (5200 MHz)
- Band 48 (3500 MHz)
- Band 66 (2100 MHz)
- Band 71 (600 MHz)
- Band 77 (3700 MHz)
All supported LTE Bands: Band 1-10, Band 12-20, Band 23-30, Band 33-41, Band 46-48, Band 65-77, B85
All supported 5G Bands: n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n14, n18, n20, n25, n26, n28, n29, n30 n34, n38, n39, n40, n41, n46, n47, n48, n65, n66, n70, n71, n77, n78, n79, n80, n81, n82, n83, n84, n86, n89, n90, n95
Waveform proudly warranties all of our antennas and RF components for 3 years against any workmanship or material defects.
Read more about Waveform's industry-leading warranty policy here.