: Install Antennas on the PA-400R Series 5G Firewall
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Install Antennas on the PA-400R Series 5G Firewall

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Install Antennas on the PA-400R Series 5G Firewall

Learn how to install a set of 5G antennas on a PA-400R Series firewall.
The PA-450R-5G firewalls each support four multi-band antennas. The following procedure describes how to install the to the four antenna SMA (F) connectors on the firewall.
The antennas must be connected before the firewall is installed in an equipment rack.
Before installing the firewall, it is recommended that you conduct a cellular location assessment of the installation site to receive the best signal strength before installing the device.
If installing the firewall on a wall or on a flat surface, it is recommended that you orient the antennas upright and slanted slightly outwards, not exceeding 45 degrees, to improve the signal quality.
  1. Secure the antennas to the SMA connectors located at the corners of the device. Make sure to tighten each antenna by hand. The antennas are fixed at a 90 degree orientation but can be repositioned after installation.
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    PA-450R-5G
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  2. Adjust the antenna orientation to receive the optimal signal strength in your environment.
    Check the signal strength of the firewall by viewing the Cellular LED (see Interpret the LEDs on a PA-400R Series Firewall) or by checking the Firewall Web Interface.
    Do not point the antennas towards one another or place them close to one another.
    Ensure that power cables do not cross over the antennas as this can cause signal quality distortion and antenna performance degradation.

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