This unit has been replaced with the ZB545.
zBoost SOHO cell signal booster extends a Cell Zone™ for multiple users and all devices operating on 800 and 1900 MHz frequency bands. zBoost SOHO boosts signal up to 3000 square feet, making it perfect for your home or office.
- Increases indoor signal coverage-up to 3000 sq ft
- Supports multiple users simultaneously
- Compatible with all U.S. carriers and mobile devices using 800 & 1900 MHz (except Nextel/iDEN or 4G, 2100MHz phones)
- Increases voice and data transmission
- Decreases dropped or missed calls
- Easy to set up – comes complete with everything you need
- No cradle or connections to your phone
- Extends phone battery life (uses less power when signal is stronger)
- Protects the carrier network using patented technology
- Base amplifier unit and bracket
- Signal Antenna
- Mounting Bracket
- Power Supply
- Self-anchoring screws
- Base Unit Antenna
- 50' DBS satellite coaxial cable
- Installation Manual
The package includes everything you need: base unit, base unit antenna, power supply, low-loss SATV coaxial cable RG-59 (mini), signal antenna and mounting hardware. The omni-directional signal antenna receives signals from multiple cell towers.
FIRST: Mount the Signal Antenna. Choose a location for the Signal Antenna using your cell phone to determine the area of strongest signal.
The coverage your zBoost provides is largely determined by the quality of signal received by the Signal Antenna.
Choose one of the following options for placement of the Signal Antenna keeping in mind that if your best signal is one bar, your coverage will be limited to one small room.
SECOND: Place the zBoost Base Unit where you want to create a Cell Zone™.
Connect the Base Unit Antenna to the Base Unit and place it where you need signal. For the widest possible signal area, it is recommended that you position the Base Unit near the middle of a room or mount it on an interior wall. This Base Unit uses an omni-directional antenna that delivers signal in a circular pattern around the antenna.
Choose 1 of the following options for placement of the Signal Antenna:
The zBoost SOHO requires at least 15 feet of vertical separation between the Base Unit and the Signal Antenna. Generally, increasing this distance (up to 40 feet) will increase the performance and decreasing the distance will limit zBoost performance.
Keep the Base Unit off the floor and at least 2 feet away from other cords, metal objects or other wireless devices such as wireless routers or wireless access points. The zBoost SOHO performs best when there are no obstructions between the zBoost Base Unit and your mobile device.
THIRD: Run the provided coaxial cable between the Base Unit and Signal Antenna.
Use the provided 50 feet of RG-59(mini) coaxial cable to connect the Signal Antenna and the Base Unit. Should you need additional cable length, 15 foot extensions (Part #: YX030-15w) are available. Please note: Cable longer than 75 feet is not recommended.
FOURTH: Connect the zBoost Base Unit to the provided power supply and plug into a power outlet.
When your zBoost system is in place and fully connected, walk throughout your home or office and verify that you are able to reliably place calls. If the signal strength has improved, your zBoost is working. Remember, coverage varies based on outdoor signal level, building construction, and antenna placement. Coverage in adjoining rooms will be reduced by walls and ceiling/floors.
Upon initial power up, a solid GREEN LED should appear indicating normal conditions. If a RED light appears, adjustments may be needed to optimize performance. If you find the increased signal coverage is acceptable, however, no additional adjustments are needed. See LED Indicator section for more information.
Should you desire to improve coverage, you may:
- Relocate the Signal Antenna in order to capture a better signal –higher is usually better.
- Increase the distance between the Base Unit Antenna and the Signal Antenna.
- Purchase an upgrade antenna.