Re: Huawei B593 External Antenna


Your disqus link takes me to a blank page. Is your link OK or is it my browser(chrome)?

Re: Huawei B593 External Antenna

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Hi guys, I'm sorry about the delay in responding. As this is a community page, we encourage other users to share knowledge & help each other out, so great to see the information that has been getting shared here Smiley Happy


In regards to a firmware update to enable support for normal antennas, unfortunately no updates are expected at this stage that would support this; this is a hardware limitation Smiley Sad



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Re: Huawei B593 External Antenna

I used to get a copy of older versions of firmware for Optus Huawei B593 router,but the signal is so bad that i can't do anything at all!I am so angry,later when i buy a new one the internet speed get fast!In my personal view,maybe the best way is buy a new !

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Re: Huawei B593 External Antenna

Yeah... same here. Looking at a lost superman??

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My device provides the following info in the .System>Device Information page:

Hardware versionVer.B
Software versionV100R001C74SP051


It is a black unit and I am assuming this is an earlier version?


I am also in the process of connecting an external 4G antenna. I get no 4G signal in side the house however from the roof top I have a clear view of 800m to the Optus tower. Here we go!!.


Lots of goon info on this page. Hope it works.





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I'm using the outdoor antenna in this page for my Huawei B593:


The signal is getting better after connecting to the router. 

Re: Huawei B593 External Antenna


One way to tell if the antenna is "DC Short" is to look at the antennas "Lightning Protection" spec.

It will say something like "DC ground". This means that the driven element of the antenna is designed in such a way, either intentionally or just as part of the RF impedance match, to be short circuit to DC. EG....


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I have the older black B593 and recently "upgraded" my plan to enable a higher data allowance (50GB max) what Optus failed to tell me was the new SIM for the old router was meant for 4G which I don't have! Optus tech help advised to connect my TV antenna into then out of the back of the router. There are no markings on the antenna ports on the back of the router to show which is signal in and which is signal out. I have attempted to download a user manual for the router but with no luck. Can any one help please? Also does a standard house tv antenna meet the low resistance / ohms that were mentioned in this thread?

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@LeeDoc, from what I can see, the antenna would need to be plugged into the right hand side (if the modem was placed on the stand and you were looking directly at the connections on the back). I can't say for sure if the TV antenna will work and it's outside of my knowledge I'm sorry to say. From looking around, it doesn't seem that may people are using a TV antenna, but a specialised modem for the device.


Back when these modems were in their prime, people wanting an external antenna were given the option to have a small external antenna or a home mounted antenna, however the mounted antenna was expensive (from memory). Given that Optus don't install this modem, it may be worth considering speaking to a local TV technician to determine if a mounted antenna would help. Alternatively there are many places online selling external antenna's for this particular modem. 


Having a read through though, I can't quite understand why we were wanting to connect the antenna, is it because the person you were speaking to advised you to, or was there another reason?

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