MOFI 4500 hot-spot how to speed it up! Better Antenna and YES Aluminum Foil! Rural Internet Service

MOFI 4500 hot-spot how to speed it up! Better Antenna and YES Aluminum Foil! Rural Internet Service


okay so I’m just doing a quick review of
these omnidirectional antennas that I got from Amazon here and this is being
attached to my Mofi 500 mo fi 4500 router system I’m doing a baseline test
here to show the antennas that came with it and this is the speed that I get 2.49
megabits per second download 2.38 Meg’s upload this is my world I live in rural
America and this is my only method for getting a decent speed with internet so
now we have the omnidirectional paddles here the paddle antennas and I’m going
to put them on this Mophie 4500 and we’re going to see what the difference is
so the paddles that came with it are off now and we’re going to put on the new
ones they just screw on very simple the instructions say to have them in the
vertical orientation and this is on a tripod so that I can control every angle
and direction here and immediately I get about double the speed so again this is
the download speed four point 95 megabits per second and the upload speed jumps up
here too and of course I sped this up so you didn’t have to sit through the whole
speed test here three point four nine megabits per second so these antennas
definitely are a big improvement over those that were already installed now I
fooled around with some different orientations so I laid them both flat
here of course remember the instructions say vertical and we ended up with three
point 33 and 3.1 again even flat these antenna do improve the performance of
this router now we’re changing directions a little bit here and you can
get charts that show where the radio antennas are in proximity to your home
wherever you live especially in your in a rural area you can download a chart
and orient your unit now I’m facing it to the east here and just moving it
around to see what kind of maxed out speeds I can get and here I’m getting a
download speed at 6.7 megabits now my top speed at any angle prior to putting
these antennas was right around 3 or 4 max so I’ve
doubled the performance now I’m heading it to the north here and again trying to
get that maximum speed here and now I found a download speed of eight point
eight eight we have three towers North by Northwest in my location and of
course it’s a trade off the download went up the upload may or may not go up
with it so then I was thinking now I can take this a step further what if I took
a piece of aluminum foil created a parabolic curve behind it to
see if I could jam or enhance the frequencies that are coming to this
Mofi unit well it works this is regular aluminum foil I doubled it up
and tripled it at the edges I used my chicken heat lamp holders just so I can
position it it’s taped to a hanger and just mounted to this tripod so I can
position it and move it around did it improve the signal you bet it did and
the reason I know about this is I was using these little aluminum foil backing
filter enhancers with my DJI drones and look what I got thirteen point
ninety-eight download speeds and uploads now of eight point one two megabytes per
second that’s a dramatic improvement just because of aluminum and shaping it
and fiddling around with it I recommend you check things out thanks for watching
my video and happy fast internet in the country

Danny Hutson

26 thoughts on “MOFI 4500 hot-spot how to speed it up! Better Antenna and YES Aluminum Foil! Rural Internet Service

  1. I’ve gotta say I envy the quiet beautiful surroundings and land you have, but that’s one thing I’ve become spoiled on being in a suburban community with hardline fiber optic connection with 500/500mgbt connection for sure. Multiple devices today drown connections with smartphones and TVs and such. My house alone has 14 different devices hooked to WiFi alone along with my computers too. Great review as always. That’s better than you were getting for sure!

  2. Thank you for sharing your Idea! When all else fails with signal issues or anything for that matter, use aluminium foil, Its great to cook with aswell leaving less mess. It does wonders for antennas/rabbit ears especially in rural areas, I luv your modified idea creating high speed internet. It would help prevent dropped calls regarding ph service, Wi-Fi has helped but your idea sounds very helpful in picking up the 4G tower signal. I also live in a rural area of TN on a sm farm & wouldn't trade it for anything! My sweet bees are doing very well here in their new cedar homes & have quadrupled in size since gettin them early May, im expecting to have honey on tap at the rate my girls are working. I did add a 2nd brood to help build their colonies plus this will help provide as their food source come winter. I had to add the 3rd story/ supers a few days ago, 20 day's after the 2nd brood was needed. I can see them being very productive through the vewing windows. Im amazed at how well both 3 story hives are doing in less than 2 months time. "Sorry, Ive drifted off a bit giving you a update as a newbee to my bee keeping experience.. I'm the gal who left you the longest comment ever regarding a video you shared, it helped me in choosing to use the queen excluders which I did ontop of the 2nd brood then added the supers to both. Thank you for that aswel." Back on track.. High-speed internet has been a issue along with having a 4G ph living in a 3G service area. I had to resort to satellite TV & Hughesnet aswell for internet. Nothing else is available in this beautiful rural area where I choose to move back over 26 yrs ago after being born in the country in 1962 then raised in a city. It seened to be the best place to raise my kids who are both now grown. My son with his wife & my only grandbaby, @ 5 weeks old which she's absolutely precious, live in the rural area aswell about 15 mins away. My daughter & my youngest of the two on the other hand perfers the convince of the city, although she misses the rural country life back home in TN. She's 8 hrs N of home between Chicago & Michigan City not far from Lake Shores. Her significant other along with her career stuidies is why she moved. With 2 Asso degrees by age 24 followed by a immediate Job opportunity nearing 4 yrs ago has given her the job experience needed along with several medical certifications & promotions.. She's now hoping they move back South, North Georgia is on their minds, living somewhat on the edge of rural but close enough for convince. I've suggested the quaint town of Austell Ga after living there, it would be 4 hrs closer to home than her current situation. Luckily her career choice is a highly sought out profession. This probably doesn't break the record for the longest comment, maybe a close 2nd. As always, thanks again for sharing helpful video tips! 😊

  3. You have faster internet than I do and I live in the suburbs! Then again, I only pay for 3 mbps download and 2 mbps upload. Haha!

  4. How much do you pay monthly for the sim card/internet? I'm curious if this could get me cheaper internet at faster speeds.

  5. Fred, I was curious to know if you have tested band locking on any of the different bands? I was looking at getting this router specifically because of that. Thanks!

  6. I also live very very rural and needed fast speeds all the time. My solution was to put a parabolic antenna on the roof and hook it to my MOFI . I got a 23dbi from zda communications and my life changed. 35mpbs down and 25mpbs up 24 hours a day 7 days a week rain or shine!!!! It’s been 2 years now and the speeds are AMAZING!!!!!

  7. I just purchased this and same as my hotspot ill be gaming and the connection will just randomly drop out from no where. I have full 4g lte everywhere in my house. Anyone have an idea why this happens

  8. I'd highly recommend getting a couple of outdoor wide band yagi antennas and mounting them on your roof. I tested the mofi with the included antennas, and by adding the external ones it increased the speed from 2 to 20mbps. Its especially nice because most 4g plans don't charge based off of your speed.

  9. I used the Dishes with my DJI spark, and got 2.5 Miles out of it, I could have when further but was already pushing the battery way past the return home warning. So it is interesting how a Dish helps that much.

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