Wednesday, May 31, 2017

4G Signal booster / amplifier circuit using LM386

This is just an experiment to test if it is possible to amplify / boost 4G signal for the HuaWei-E5577 modem so that i can enjoy decent internet speed consistently. The circuit is very simple driven by LM386 amplifier IC and two antenna. One is the receiver antenna another the transmitter antenna powered by 5 Volt USB PC usb power supply.

The complete component is as follow

1 x project box for casing
1 x 4700 uF Electrolyte capacitor
1 x 1000 uF Electrolyte capacitor
2 x 4.7K Resistors
2 x Antennas with SMA male connectors
1 x USB female port
2 x SMA female connectors

The output of the result is very interesting - although there is no sign of signal indicator increase on the Huawei-E5577 modem but the internet connection looks faster than usual and it is very consistent. Despite of having 1 bar 4G signal the internet still capable of loading YouTube videos very smoothly and serve the internet normally. 

I understand that this amplifier is not capable of delivering 4G signal but the RF amplification via the LM386 seems to have effect on the HuaWei-E5577 modem. Noted that the amplification doesn't seem to work on normal smart phone device. Not sure what exactly the cause.

Anyway now i can enjoy consistent internet speed that have been poor for the past 9 years. It's different this time.

NOTE: Some people may not believe this works - but please take be reminded i do not post something that doesn't work. And at the very least it works for me.

4G Amplifier / booster circuit schematic diagram


  1. IMHO it is better of you provide the gain chart. Thanks

    1. Yeah its true but its unfortunate sometimes not all can afford the tools to measure the gain, signal etc. But all i can tell is that it work's

  2. Which voltage i have to choose for capacitor?

    1. use around 16 v or 25 v is good enough...don't go less because the LM386 only use 5 volt to 9 volt...u can you high voltage cap but not efficient