We can usually figure this stuff out ourselves but we’re in a remote area trying to get internet into a valley. I was hoping we might get some information on how to extend the range on this particular unit.
This customer bought a MiFi, but could not get service. They saw us putting in a neighbors system - I put a cellular antenna on the unit and stuck it 60 feet in the air and got service. I just wanted to extend the reach of the MiFi as I’m sure the internal antenna was never meant to be used 20++ meters away. And there IS that connector on the WiFi module so it just seems natural to use it.
We had done this on the previous model where we removed R57 and it worked great. We assumed there would be a similar removal to ‘activate’ the connector on the module but were unsure about where you take to signal from the module to the board in this version.
This would actually be a nice enhancement for the MiFi. The MiFi is an awesome unit. Usually we put two cellular antennas on it for better 4G speed, but one cell and one WiFi would be awesome for campers with a larger campground to still have battery operations.
Can that be a good enough reason? ;]
We have hot air rework tools with us so surface mount work is no problem. If it’s an involved procedure then the customer is out of luck.