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Gabilanyi
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Moving antenna to the roof...

I just got a FortiGate FG-40F-3G4G and I need to move the GSM antenna to the roof to get a proper signal (about 10 yards from where the router is located). Is there a readily available cable I can use? And if not, where can I find the specifications of the connectors I need in order to produce such a cable? Thx

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ozkanaltas
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Hello @Gabilanyi ,

 

As @AEK said, the best option is to use Fortiextender.

 

Also, you can use a high-gain GSM antenna with a long cable.

 

Or you can buy an SMA extension cable for the default antenna. I didn't try with an extension cable. But my customer uses a high-gain antenna with long cables like 5-6 meters. He is pleased.

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AEK
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Just in case such cable isn't available then you may need a FortiExtender.

https://www.fortinet.com/content/dam/fortinet/assets/data-sheets/FortiExtender.pdf

AEK
AEK
ozkanaltas
Valued Contributor II

Hello @Gabilanyi ,

 

As @AEK said, the best option is to use Fortiextender.

 

Also, you can use a high-gain GSM antenna with a long cable.

 

Or you can buy an SMA extension cable for the default antenna. I didn't try with an extension cable. But my customer uses a high-gain antenna with long cables like 5-6 meters. He is pleased.

If you have found a solution, please like and accept it to make it easily accessible to others.
NSE 4-5-6-7 OT Sec - ENT FW
If you have found a solution, please like and accept it to make it easily accessible to others.NSE 4-5-6-7 OT Sec - ENT FW
Gabilanyi

Thank you so much. This was very helpful.

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