If you're looking to get the absolute best data rates for your LTE or 5G hotspot, using 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 MIMO antennas to your hotspot or LTE router.
Our Log Periodic antennas offer up to 11 dBi gain between 1710 and 2700 MHz, and 10 dBi gain between 600 MHz and 900 MHz.
These antennas are also sometimes referred to as "yagi antennas" by they are technically log periodic antennas.
MIMO Log Periodic vs MIMO Panel
We also sell a MIMO Panel Antenna Kit for Hotspots/Routers that is very similar to this kit but with slightly lower gain and directivity. 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, the MIMO Panel Antenna Kit will likely perform somewhat better than the configuration on this page.
Choosing between 2x2 MIMO and 4x4 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 2x2 MIMO and 4x4 MIMO configurations, with 2 and 4 antenna elements respectively.
Which one you should pick depends entirely on the device you have. If you've got two antenna ports, then you need the 2x2 MIMO Antenna Kit, while if you're working with four external antenna ports, it's usually best to go with a 4x4 MIMO Antenna kit.
- 2x Wideband Log Periodic Antenna including pole-mount hardware
- 2x 30 ft Ultra-Low Loss RS400 N-Male to N-Male Coaxial Cable
- 2x SMA-Male to N-Female or TS9-Male to N-Female or U.FL-Male to N-Female Pigtail Adapters
- 2x N-Male to N-Male Barrel Adapters (for setup and testing only)
- 1x Universal J-Mount Antenna Mount
- Optional: 2x Lightning Surge Protector Kit including 5 ft RS200 cable and grounding cable
- User manual
Lightning Surge Protectors
We highly recommend using our RSRF Lightning Surge Protector Kits to protect your hotspot or 4G LTE/5G router from electrical surges due to lightning. Our Lightning Surge Protector Kits include a 5 ft RS200 Jumper and a short length of grounding cable.
Our RSRF SMA-Male to N-Female, TS9-Male to N-Female and U.FL-Male to N-Female adapters allow our MIMO antennas to be connected to almost any hotspot or LTE router. Please choose the correct adapter based on the hotspot type you are using.
LTE routers like devices by Cradlepoint, MoFi, and Pepwave typically make use of SMA connectors. Battery-powered hotspots like the Verizon MiFi Jetpack and the Netgear Nighthawk M1 MR1100 may have TS9 connectors. Some devices without external antenna ports like the T-Mobile High Speed 5G Internet Gateway may have internal U.FL connectors.
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.
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!
Frequency bands support
Our wideband log-periodic antennas support almost every 3G, 4G LTE, and low/mid-band 5G service in use in the US and across the world today:
US 4G LTE Bands:
- AT&T: B2, B4, B5, B12, B17, B29, B30, B66
- Verizon: B2, B4, B5, B13, B66
- T-Mobile: B2, B4, B5, B12, B66, B71
- Sprint: B25 B26, B41
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 30 (2100 MHz)
- Band 66 (2100 MHz)
- Band 71 (600 MHz)
All supported LTE Bands: Band 1-10, Band 12-20, Band 23, Band 25-30, Band 33-41, Band 65-71, B85
Supported 5G Bands in use today:
- AT&T: n5
- T-Mobile: n71
- Sprint: n41
All supported 5G Bands: n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n14, n18, n20, n25, n26, n28, n29, n30 n34, n38, n39, n40, n41, n65, n66, n70, n71, n80, n81, n82, n83, n84, n86, n89, n90, n95