Choose the placement of the Signal Antenna keeping in mind that if your best signal is one bar, your coverage will be limited to one small room. To maximize signal coverage, place the Signal Antenna where you find the strongest signal (up high or outside) and at least 3 feet away from any metal.
SECOND: Place the zBoost Base Unit where you want to create a Cell Zone.
Connect the Base Unit Antenna to the Base Unit and place it where you need signal. For the widest possible signal area, position the Base Unit near the middle of a room or mount it on an interior wall. This Base Unit uses an omni-directional antenna that delivers signal in a circular pattern around the antenna.
The zBoost system requires at least 15 feet of vertical separation between the Base Unit and the Signal Antenna. Generally, increasing this distance (up to 40 feet) will increase the performance and decreasing the distance will limit zBoost performance.
zBoost performs best when there are no obstructions between the zBoost Base Unit and your mobile device.
THIRD: Run the provided coaxial cable between the Base Unit and Signal Antenna. Use the provided 50 feet of RG-6 coaxial cable to connect the Signal Antenna and the Base Unit. Should you need additional cable length, 15 foot extensions (Part #: YX030-15w) are available at www.Wi-Ex.com. Please note: Cable longer than 65 feet is not recommended.
FOURTH: Connect the zBoost Base Unit to the provided power supply and plug into a power outlet.
When your zBoost system is in place and fully connected, walk throughout your home or office and verify that you are able to reliably place calls. If the signal strength has improved, your zBoost is working. Remember, coverage varies based on outdoor signal level, building construction, and antenna placement. Coverage in adjoining rooms (next to, above, or below) will be reduced by walls and ceiling/floors.
Upon initial power up, a solid GREEN LED should appear indicating normal conditions. If a RED light appears, adjustments may be needed to optimize performance. If you find the increased signal coverage is acceptable, however, no additional adjustments are needed.
Should you desire to improve coverage, you may:
- Relocate the Signal Antenna in order to capture a better signal – higher is better.
- Increase the distance between the Base Unit Antenna and the Signal Antenna.
- Purchase an upgrade antenna.