First, we'll mount a mast (including 1-4 antennas) to your roof. One cable will run from the antenna mast into the entry point of the home, we'll work with you to determine the best entry point and equipment location.
When installing equipment on a flat roof, we mount the necessary antennas on a mast and place the mast on your roof. We will not drill into your home or building to attach the mast to your roof.
If the roof is pitched, it's likely that we'll need to attach the antenna mast directly to your home – meaning we'll need to connect the mast using a handful of screws.
We'll then run a single ethernet cable into the unit / home, this can often run along existing lines routing from your rooftop into the unit. If there are no preexisting routes to attach our line to, we'll work with you to identify the best route into your home – to be sure the end result looks as nice and hidden as possible.
If necessary, we'll drill a small hole where the ethernet enters the home and mount a wall plate inside your home – creating an ethernet outlet on your wall. This will be installed and sealed by a professional. From that wall port, we'll run an ethernet cable to our equipment box. You can decide that you want the equipment box right next to the entry point or tucked away. The only requirement is that the equipment box be located somewhere near access to a power outlet.
From the box, we'll run an ethernet cable to your router location. Again, this can be right next to the box, or you can ask us to put the router further away, and we'll just use a longer cable. The router we provide is a Unifi Pro, and it will not need access to power – it is powered via the ethernet cable.
For reference, we use different antennas for different purposes; here are the dimensions for each of the 3 antennas that may be mounted:
5" circle (approximately the size of a dessert plate)
7.5" circle (approximately the size of a salad plate)
10" x 14" rectangle (approximately the size of an average laptop)