Designed for consumers, the zBoost mobile phone signal booster extends Mobile Zones for single or multiple users in homes or offices. Now available for International Frequencies, YX520i dual-band model – works with 900MHz phones and 1800MHz mobiles simultaneously!
The omni-directional antenna is easy to orient and receive signals from multiple towers.
Amplifier base unit and base unit antenna (pictured)
Signal antenna (pictured)
Power supply (not pictured)
RG-59 coaxial cable (not pictured).
Increases your indoor mobile signal coverage – up to 200 sq. meters
Eliminates most dropped or missed calls
Easy to set up – comes complete with everything needed
No cradle or connections to your phone
Extends phone battery life (uses less power when signal is stronger)
Works with most phones at 900 or 1800 MHz frequencies
Protects the operator’s network using patent-pending technology
The Package includes everything you need: amplifier base unit and base unit antenna, signal antenna, power supply and RG-59 coaxial cable. The omni-directional signal antenna receives signals from multiple towers.
FIRST: Determine the Needed Coverage Area
Identify the location in your home/office where you need signal coverage the most. The zBoost® YX520-I can cover approximately 2500 sq ft (coverage varies based on outdoor signal level, building construction, and placement of antennas). Walls, ceilings or floors will reduce the coverage area.
SECOND: Determine the Location of Signal Antenna
To capture the best signal, place the Signal Antenna as high as possible and position it vertically, keeping it at it at least 2 feet away from any metal. The location of the Signal Antenna should be at least 15 feet higher than the Base Unit Antenna. If this is not possible, maximizing the horizontal separation between the 2 antennas is advised.
Choosing the best location for the Signal Antenna provides the best performance and the largest area of improved signal. Determine the location that provides the strongest signal using the signal strength indicator on your cell phone. Find the location that provides the most bars of signal strength and place the Signal Antenna at or near that location. Avoid placing the Signal Antenna near metal such as wiring, A/C ducts, metal siding, truss plates, etc. When connecting the cable to the antenna, run the cable straight down from the antenna. Avoid draping the coax near the antenna.
THIRD: Mount Base Unit and connect cables
You may need to adjust the position of the Base Unit or the Signal Antenna depending on the length of your cable. Ensure that there is adequate distance between the Base Unit and the Signal Antenna (at least 15 feet). Check the signal strength on your cell phone before plugging in the Base Unit’s power cord. Then, turn off your cell phone and plug in the Base Unit’s power cord. Turn your cell phone back on and check the signal strength. If the signal strength has improved, your zBoost is working.
zBoost® Base Unit Light Indicators
Upon initial power-up of your zBoost®, all lights may flash for approximately 5 seconds. This is a normal condition at power-up.
Normal condition at power up, Normal operation
RED and GREEN
Base Unit is operating at reduced performance and coverage due to improper setup. Increase distance between Signal Aerial and Base Unit to achieve maximum performance and coverage. If condition persists after relocating Signal Aerial and/or Base Unit, contact Wi-Ex Customer Support for additional information on setup.
Fast Flashing RED
Insufficient distance between the Signal Aerial and the Base Unit. The Base Unit is operating at significantly reduced coverage. Increase distance between Signal Aerial and Base Unit to achieve maximum performance and coverage. Remove power for 10 seconds and reconnect power after relocating antenna. If condition persists after relocating Signal Aerial and/or Base Unit, contact Wi-Ex Customer Support for additional information on setup
System is receiving signals from either the cell phone or the cell tower which are too strong for proper operation. This may be due to improper setup or operation. The Base Unit is disabled. Remove power for 10 seconds and reconnect power to reset system. If the condition persists, contact Wi-Ex Customer Service for additional information on setup
Fast Alternating RED and GREEN followed by no indication
Base Unit is disabled. Call Wi-Ex Customer Support