LTE Netbooks Guides

An LTE netbook is a small, portable computer with a built-in wireless modem that can send and receive with the LTE technology.

Networks usually have a screen with a screen size less than twelve inches, and the keyboard is much smaller. They are designed as a device with which it mainly goes mobile to the Internet. For other functions, such as writing or creating graphics are much less suitable.

Currently there are three LTE netbooks, which have already been presented to the public. All three are not on the market. The first netbook has been released for the LTE network of U.S. LTE operator Verizon Wireless.


The LTE Modems

The built-in LTE Modem into the netbook is a small wireless transmitter that is located inside the computer, and not visible from the outside. While sticks, routers an modems are connected in card form from the outside through a slot to the device, they are hidden under the hood here. The advantage of slots, such as the USB ports free for the other functions such as USB memory sticks.

These LTE modems to be installed in portable computers offer the chipmaker to already. They will be installed by netbook manufacturers buy only in more devices, if a sufficiently large market for such LTE netbooks has formed. First choice as a modem first LTE surf sticks will be, with which existing mobile computers for the new wireless data technology to be retrofitted.


Three Netbooks in the race


There are currently three LTE netbooks, which were presented to the publice. All three have been upgraded on the basis of existing models with an LTE radio modem. It is already clear that this will be the path of development, based on the most mobile LTE computer company, a successful model is upgraded with the new technology and is possibly still in the area for camera or hard disk.

South Korea’s Samsung showed the first LTE netbook at the beginning of 2010, the Samsung N150 LTE. It has been long on the market and according to experts, it’s a netbook with many others features such as LTE-enabled version with built-in wireless modem.

The first LTE netbook you will probably be able to buy is in the USA, since the Apple New iPad released, many PC manufacturers follow the trend, but there are many factors under worry. First, the 4G LTE band compatibility is big problem, because in different areas, the deployed 4G LTE spectrums are completely different, so there will be many brand models for even a single netbook. If one manufacturer want to produce on model to compatible with all the 4g LTE networks, it’s obvious unpractical. With higher price, the customer may not give a shit. Second, the power supply is a big headache in 3G netbook. The operation system Android and IOS both consumes power in large volumes; the battery with the device is not enough. When running on 4G, netbooks need more power, then it’s also a problem for manufacturers.

But with mobile power bank, the netbook could find a acceptable solution for power. HUAWEI E5756 is a device with power bank and WiFi router functions 2 in 1. It’s a good solution during this time, but it support HSPA+ 42Mbps download speed ,which seems for 3G Advanced network, not 4G.


LTE Antennas—You will always need double

Those who wants to surf with LTE really fast, which can improve the reception of the radio signal by additional antenna.


But beware: while the UMTS radio technology usually received via an antenna, LTE always uses the multi-antenna technology. It’s on two antennas to send and receive data. So you have to always connect two antennas to be receiver. Suitable antennas are double it commercially as a total package; they sometimes look like a tool. If in doubt, ask if there is a dual antenna.


Before you buy the antenna that your receiver is ready for connection to a pair of antennas. Receivers are modems such as routers, surf stick modems in card form or radio modems that are built already in tablet, notebook or netbook. If you do not know it yourself, ask the dealer or the seller, whether your device has such a connection for a dual antenna.



Types of Antennas and antenna purchase


There are two types of antenna for LTE: The Omni-directional antennas can be placed up and receive the signal from any direction. However, there are also good and bad places for the erection of the antenna.


The directional antennas generally provide a much better result; they have to be aligned with the respective LTE mast. You should know, however, where are the nearest towers. This information provides the agency on a separate card. Simply enter the city, and then you will be presented in a easy map to set of transmission towers around your home or office.


The seller of LTE antennas often offer a complete package in which is already containing everything they need. The antenna pair, the associated connection cables, often even a holder for parallel installation of two antennas. Suitable antenna packages are also on LTE mobile operators sometimes offers, in addition to the receiving equipment such as a modem or router.


Our tips for easy installation


During the assembly, proceed as follows: first, find the right location, either inside the home or outside. You connect the antenna to your computer, and check the signal strength at various locations. You can see the signal strength on the modem. Some vendors offer LTE signal strength measurements via Internet. If you want to do the test, you have to measure computer and a speedometer, the transmission speed at different locations.


Where the reception is strongest, you should place the antenna. When you place the antenna inside your own house, then close to or directly on the window, from which you get the best reception. In this case, make sure the antenna distance from the modem or other electronic devices, such as television, radio, PC, electric fields interfere with the signal.


The second way to set up the antenna outside of the home, is therefore at the top of the attice, on the roof or on an outside wall. Whichever course choose, you should keep at least one meter away from poles, pipes or railings. Under no circumstances should you screw the antenna on a metal plate or wall. If you need to put the antenna on a mast, then you must sit above the top of the mast, where possible, over the roof edge. The principle is around the antenna, there will be no metal—metal shields radio signals.


When you buy yourself a pair of directional antennas, in addition to make two points: First, then antennas are mounted at the same height, and secondly, they are aligned parallel to each standing, to the nearest mast. It’s best to consult it in stores.