Installing An In-House Cell Phone Booster

A man using a cell phone booster.

The signal booster is the ideal solution for poor cell reception inside your home. Bad weather conditions, obstacles that block the cell signals, distance from the transmitting cell tower, etc. are some of the main causes of dropped calls and slow data speeds. A cell phone booster will increase the strength of the cell signals coming from the cell tower and ensures better cell reception inside your house all the time.

Below shared are a few things you need to consider while installing the in-house cell phone booster. 

Find Perfect Spots For The Components

Before you start installing the components of the signal booster, you need to figure out which parts of your house need better cell reception. It will help in finding the best spot for installing the internal antenna. For installing the external antenna, you need to find the location outside your house that has the best cell reception. The external antenna has to capture the strongest cell signal for sending it to the amplifier unit. Moreover, make sure that the amplifier is placed near a power outlet and away from direct heat or cold. 

Choose The Right External Antenna

If you are surrounded by multiple cell towers, an omnidirectional antenna is the right choice for your in-house cell phone booster system. This is because an omnidirectional antenna will be able to capture cell signals from a 360° angle. The benefit of this type of external antenna is that you do not have to change the position of the antenna whenever there is a signal problem. On the other hand, a unidirectional antenna will be capable of only capturing cell signals from a single direction. But they are very powerful than omnidirectional antenna and can capture cell signals from a very long distance.

Do Not Use Long Cables

This is one of the important things you need to consider while installing the cell phone booster in your house. When the cell signal travels through cables, its strength will be reduced. Therefore, you need to minimize the length of the cables that you use to connect the amplifier and antennas to maximize the signal boost. Find the shortest route from the external antenna to the amplifier for optimal cable placement. 

Look Out For Oscillation

If the external and internal antennas of the signal booster are installed close to each other, there is a chance of both the antennas picking up each other’s signals. This situation is called oscillation and if not corrected, it can damage the signal booster. Therefore, make sure that there is enough vertical and horizontal distance between both the antennas.