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Measureing the signal strength

Iphone


In the Iphone there are the "Field Test", an easy to use tools to measure your signal strength on the operator's mobile network you are connected to. You can access the Field Test mode by keypad under "Phone".

Start by
turning off WiFi, as well as select 3G (or 2G) that priority network mode. This selection is done under "Settings", "Cellular" and "Voice and Data '. We always recommend that primary should strengthen the 3G signal. GSM gives poorer voice quality and very low data rate. 4G provides so far only mobile internet.

Open the
"Phone" and select "Keypad". "Ring" following number combination: *3001#12345#*Ring

To check if your signal can be amplified, set up the test procedure outdoors with your mobile phone. Strongest signal usually get a few meters above ground and it is on the facade or roof you want to mount the external antenna to a repeater. Also measure the signal strength indoors as a comparison.

Enter the "Field Test" (Note IOS over 9 or above) and select "UMTS Cel ...", "Neighbor ...", "UMTS Set" and "0". Here you will find a number of values that are of interest to measure the signal strength.

Network Expertise is primarily interested in both RSCP and UARFCN value currently displayed.


When you have this information you can decide which solution you need. Please feel free to email or call us and we will suggest a good and economical solution for you.



 
Android

In Android the phone presents received signal strength of the operator's mobile network you are connected to.

Start by turning off WiFi, and turn off the 4G / LTE phone. Then select the UMTS / 3G or GSM network mode priority. These settings are done under "Settings" and "Mobile networks"

We always recommend that primary should strengthen the 3G signal. GSM gives poorer voice quality and very low data rate. 4G provides so far only mobile internet.

To check if your signal can be amplified, set up the test procedure outdoors with your mobile phone. Strongest signal usually get a few meters above ground and it is on the facade or roof you want to mount the external antenna to a repeater. Also measure the signal strength indoors as a comparison.

Depending on phone model you find the signal strength information under; "Settings", "About the phone", "Status", "SIM card status". Here you will find a number of values ​​that are of interest to measure the signal strength. NX is interested in Signal strength measured in dBm. There are Apps avaiabla that can presebnt this information and when so the UARFCN number is also of our interest.


When you have this information you can decide which solution you need. Please feel free to email or call us and we will suggest a good and economical solution for you.