Unstable signal reception while making phone calls and low internet speed are the main reasons for installing a signal booster. Most purchase a signal booster after trying all the possible and inexpensive methods to improve signal reception. However, even after the installation of a signal booster, some people are facing signal reception problems. Some issues will be temporary and will last only for a few hours but some are permanent. Some common problems that can block signal reception even after the installation of a cellular signal booster are as follows.
This problem is mainly seen in urban areas. When the number of people using signals from a sole mobile tower is more, the strength of the signals received by each user will decrease. Therefore, even if you are using a signal booster in places where the traffic is high, there may not be a noticeable increase in the signal reception. However, in those places, users will get amplified signal strength at non-peak hours. Moreover, placing a much powerful outside antenna may also help you to solve this issue.
A signal booster can be installed anywhere like a house, office building, or even in a vehicle. Sometimes, you might experience low signal reception in your place even after fixing a signal booster. This might be because of the material used for making the building or the vehicle. Some materials like concrete, steel, and e-glasses are effective in absorbing radio signals. Therefore, if the antennas of a booster are placed near to these materials, it might absorb all the signals broadcasted by the antenna. Placing reflective materials like aluminum in between these materials and the booster can solve this problem.
Signal boosters function by collecting weak mobile signals from the surrounding and broadcasting them after adding strength with the help of an amplifier. For this system to function effectively, the signal reception antenna is placed outside the building and the change in atmospheric temperature due to change in weather will affect the antenna directly. Purchasing a high-quality antenna with temperature control or placing a protective layer over the antenna with a non-radio absorbing material will help you to overcome this issue.
The above mentioned are a few reasons for the signal booster to not work effectively. You will need to find out the exact cause and solve it for the booster to work properly.