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 6000 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 called 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 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, 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
- 1x Twin-RS240 N-Male to SMA-Male Cable bundle
- 1x 15ft, 30ft, or 50ft Twin RS240 N-Male to SMA-Male Coaxial Cable
- 2x TS9-Male to SMA-Female
- 2x U.FL to SMA-Female Pigtail Adapters
- 2x N-Male to SMA-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 5 ft 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 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 Twin RS240 coax cables have SMA-Male connectors on the “indoor” end. These are able to connect directly to LTE routers, like the devices by Cradlepoint, MoFi, and Pepwave, which 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.
We include both TS9-Male to SMA-Female and U.FL 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!
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:
Supported 4G/5G Bands in the US:
- 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 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.