Cel-Fi WAVE offers a window into what is happening within the heart of a Cel-Fi smart booster. It also enables you to control certain features of the unit.
In this post we explore the latest version of WAVE with a Cel-Fi GO.
The Low Down:
Ensure you are within a few metres of the GO unit and start the App (make sure the unit is turned on). Once found, the App will start syncing data. If you have problems connecting try re-powering the GO and your phone.
The opening screen of the App is the dashboard that displays several things:
- Errors – an explanation of any issues with the setup or hardware.
- Signal Strength – from the network
- Boost – represented by 1 to 9, with 9 being the most boost. Isolating the indoor antenna from the outdoor antenna will assist in increasing this number and therefore the coverage area. On the GO this figure is a direct coloration of the ‘Downlink System Gain’.
- Operator – current operator being boosted
- Coverage – if the unit is boosting 3G (3G will be displayed), if boosting 4G (LTE will be displayed)
We like this tab as it offers the ability to control what frequencies Cel-Fi will boost. This is handy for optimising the unit for voice or internet, to maximise the internet speed or select a band that is compatible with all phones in a vehicle or building dependent on the frequencies the tower around you supports.
The settings tab displays the following:
- Booster Name – you can assign a name to your Cel-Fi. Handy when you have multiple systems.
- Software Version – let’s you know if you have the latest version
- Booster Settings – control which technology is boosted (3G/4G/Auto) or which frequency (Band 3= 1800/Band 5 = 850/Band 28 = 700)
For those that consider themselves to be tech savvy. the advanced screen is for you! It helps with setting up and optimising Cel-Fi due to the fact an exact signal strength measurement can be obtained.
Useful information that can be accessed include:
- Donor RSSI – exact measurement of incoming mobile signal from tower
- Downlink Center Frequency – what frequency band is being boosted
- Donor EC/IO - 3G Signal Quality (to be greater than -10dB)
- Donor SINR - 4G Signal Quality (to be greater than 0)
- Downlink System Gain – the output power and coverage bubble size (100dB max)
- Downlink TX Power - Output signal from internal antenna (optimum 12dBm)
To assist with solving complex technical support issues a send log function is available. You may need to change the email address to firstname.lastname@example.org for local support. This will send a copy of the working log to the Powertec Technical Support Team.
Please click the link below to download the complete Cel-Fi WAVE App User Guide