If you are considering the purchase of a 5G router for your home or office but don’t have good indoor 5G signal and are looking at the options of adding an outdoor 5G antenna to your 5G router but don’t want to spend the extra money on a 5G antenna then the ZTE MC889 outdoor 5G router and tT3000 indoor WiFi6 Router may be the solution for you.
What is the ZTE MC889?
The MC889 is an outdoor 5G router into which you insert a SIM card and install outdoors where you get the optimum 5G network signal for your chosen 5G network. You then run an Ethernet cable from the router to the indoors T3000 WiFi 6 WiFi access point by way of a POE injector which provides the power to the outdoor 5G router.
This means that the router, being installed outdoors can receive the best 5G network signal and because it uses a single Ethernet cable which provides the power to the router as well and delivering the high speed Internet connection back to the indoor router you can easily install this solution with a single cable compared to an indoor 5G routers that may have 2 or 4 antenna cables for the outdoor 5G antenna. Because the cable is an Ethernet cable it also means you can have up to 100m of Ethernet cable without signal loss comparted to just 5 or 10m long antenna extension cables with the possibility of signal loss along longer 5G antenna extension cables.
The ZTE T3000 WiFi6 indoor Access Point (AP) takes the fast 5G internet connection from the outdoor ZTE MC889 5G router and delivers this high speed 5G internet to users indoors with high speed WiFi network as well as providing Gigabit Ethernet ports for a wired network which is handy if you are using this 5G router solution for an office with a variety of wired and wireless devices.
The ZTE MC889 outdoor 5G router lets you deploy your router and SIM outdoors to capture the best 5G network signal and deliver this along an Ethernet cable (which also provides power to the outdoor router using a POE injector) to a T300 WiFi6 router which provides high speed wireless broadband inside the home or office as well as providing a couple of Gigabit Ethernet ports for connection to a wired LAN.
By installing the 5G router outdoors, this means that it is receiving the best possible 5G network signal so you can save the expense of installing a 5G antenna outdoors and having to deal with the signal loss along the antenna cables, especially on longer antenna cable runs. Because the router is outdoors it can get the best possible 5G signal and deliver this along a longer Ethernet cable so just a single cable run is required to the outdoor 5G router and this can be much longer than an antenna cable as the Ethernet cable is not carrying radio signals which will suffer from signal loss.
ZC889 5G Router Key features:
- Compatible with 5G frequencies in NSA and SA mode (Non Stand alone and Stand Alone) in bands n1/3/7/8/20/28/38/40/75/77/78 and 4G in bands B1/3/7/8/20/28/32/38/40/42/43, 3G B1 and B8.
- In 5G, download up to 2.7 Gbps and upload up to 280 mbps (depending on the operator’s network), 5G + LTE, sub6G DL: 4MIMO, 4G DL: 8 layers.
- In 4G, Category 19,256 QAM download up to 1 Gbps and upload up to 150 mbps (depending on the operator’s network), aggregation of up to 5 frequencies at a time 5CA. LTE 4MIMO
- 2G is not supported on this model.
- Qualcomm SDX62 Chipset
- 1 POE Gigabit (10/100/1000/2500) RJ45 ports
- Information page with Cellid, RSRP, RSRQ and SINR to know the signal strength and the transmitter you are depending on.
- Includes PP2P / L2TP firewall and VPN.
- Slot for NanoSIM 4FF sim card, 1 WPS button, 1 RESET button, 3 Signal LEDs, 1 Network LED, 1 LAN LED, 1 Power LED.
- Dimensions (mm): 189.6*108.8*31.2mm, weight 500 grams