Improve PoC

How to Resolve Poor PoC (Proof of Coverage)

  1. Moving the Hotspot to a different window or higher floor if possible.
    1. Metal window screens can also affect RF signals. If those can be removed, it may improve the signal.
  2. Placing the Hotspot outdoors.
    1. Some building materials in the surrounding walls can block RF signals.
      1. For example, Stucco. Buildings that use Stucco have a layer of metal wire. Placing the antenna outdoors would help in this situation. Look for IP-66 Waterproof cases if you will be placing the Hotspot outside. Please see the materials image below.
  3. Fully move the antenna outside as high as possible.
    1. If placing the Hotspot near a window does not seem to help, you may proceed to use an external antenna (3DBI, 5.8DBI, 7DBI etc..) and mount it to your roof, or an outside platform.
      1. You can choose to keep the Hotspot indoors by running a LMR-400 cable (Connectors: RP-SMA Male on Hotspot side, and N-Female on the antenna side.

Note: Some antennas may have a different connections, such as N-Male, please do your research before purchasing to select the right cables and connections.

Antenna Material Strength

Improving Line of Sight

It is important to have line-of-sight between other Hotspots around your area. Ensure you are not blocked by objects or dense trees. A great too to calculate this information is linked below.

Helium Line of Sight

Helium Outdoor Antenna

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