External antenna for tl-mr6400 (v4.0)

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External antenna for tl-mr6400 (v4.0)
External antenna for tl-mr6400 (v4.0)
2019-10-13 22:54:32 - last edited 2019-10-25 11:43:12
Model: TL-MR6400  
Hardware Version: V4
Firmware Version: Latest

Is it possible to connect an external outdoor antenna to this router? I would like to use this antenna: Poynting 4G-XPOL-A0001.

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2019-10-14 08:04:49 - last edited 2019-10-25 11:43:12

@Nebijok 

 

Hello, please read below: 

Antenna Type V3/APAC: 2 Internal 4G LTE Antennas
V4/V2/V1: 2 Detachable 4G LTE Antennas

 

 

The TL-MR6400 V4 has the external 4G antennas, while we do not suggest you to change antenna,cause the antennas on one device work alternately,  if you want to change the external antennas on your router/AP to meet your special Wi-Fi requirements, we recommend you to replace all of them with same type of antenna other than change only one of them.

 

Good day. 

 

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2019-10-15 03:23:21 - last edited 2019-10-25 11:43:19

@Nebijok 

 

Yep, the device has the SMA Female connector type, so the SMA male connector type of the external antenna should be fine. 

 

Besides, if you want to get better signal strength, you can consider to buy a network amplifier. 

 

Good day. 

 

 

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2019-10-14 08:04:49 - last edited 2019-10-25 11:43:12

@Nebijok 

 

Hello, please read below: 

Antenna Type V3/APAC: 2 Internal 4G LTE Antennas
V4/V2/V1: 2 Detachable 4G LTE Antennas

 

 

The TL-MR6400 V4 has the external 4G antennas, while we do not suggest you to change antenna,cause the antennas on one device work alternately,  if you want to change the external antennas on your router/AP to meet your special Wi-Fi requirements, we recommend you to replace all of them with same type of antenna other than change only one of them.

 

Good day. 

 

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2019-10-14 16:16:12 - last edited 2019-10-14 16:16:23

@Kevin_Z  Will Connector type SMA (Male) work with this router?

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2019-10-15 03:23:21 - last edited 2019-10-25 11:43:19

@Nebijok 

 

Yep, the device has the SMA Female connector type, so the SMA male connector type of the external antenna should be fine. 

 

Besides, if you want to get better signal strength, you can consider to buy a network amplifier. 

 

Good day. 

 

 

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2020-01-20 15:49:11
I also have a TL-MR6400 V4 and I would like to connect an external antenna to it. I thought the two external antennas were for wifi only. I was thinking of the Poynting 4G-XPOL-A0002 Cross Polarised High Gain 4G Panel LTE Directional Outdoor Antenna. Did you have success with the Poynting 4G-XPOL-A0001 ?
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Re:External antenna for tl-mr6400 (v4.0)
2021-02-18 14:51:03

@Kevin_Z My problem is not the WiFi performance, The router is placed under a massive sealing so the 4 G connection is weak. Gives a ping >158 ms on 3G.. How can I increase the 4G performance without replacing the router

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Re:External antenna for tl-mr6400 (v4.0)
2021-02-19 03:19:51

@My4GLTERouter 

 

Is your router model TL-MR6400 v4.0? How did you verify the 3G signal is weak, is there any detailed info? 

 

Who is the SIM card carrier? What if you put this SIM card into a phone, will it work on 4G? What is the band? You may install an LTE Discovery App on the phone to verify this, then check again what is the band when it is on the MR6400.

 

You can install the beta firmware we provided here to select the same band as on the phone, then monitor the LTE signal again:

https://community.tp-link.com/en/home/forum/topic/241534

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