MR1100 Nighthawk Located Outdoors

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Re: MR1100 Nighthawk Located Outdoors

Post by scott.flora » Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:24 pm

I wonder if anyone has used the MR1100 Nighthawk outdoors. I don't think the heat would be a problem because it will be in shade. The cold however cold get as low as 10-15 below zero. It's only rated to 32 degrees.

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Re: MR1100 Nighthawk Located Outdoors

Post by BillA » Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:51 pm

scott.flora wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:24 pm
I wonder if anyone has used the MR1100 Nighthawk outdoors. I don't think the heat would be a problem because it will be in shade. The cold however cold get as low as 10-15 below zero. It's only rated to 32 degrees.

Probably not a good choice for outdoors due to having a battery pack, which will likely not survive the extreme high and low temperatures.

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Re: MR1100 Nighthawk Located Outdoors

Post by scott.flora » Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:02 am

The battery is remove per Netgear's recommendation when it's being used full time.

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Re: MR1100 Nighthawk Located Outdoors

Post by BillA » Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:38 pm

scott.flora wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:02 am
The battery is remove per Netgear's recommendation when it's being used full time.

If it works without a battery then it should be fine, though I've read somewhere that the router doesn't work without the battery installed (may be erroneous info but you can try).

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Re: MR1100 Nighthawk Located Outdoors

Post by scott.flora » Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:32 pm

To follow up on this project I now have the Nighthawk and antennas relocated. I ran 100 ft. of direct burial network cable and light duty (#16) direct burial power cable to power the unit. I Have the nighthawk enclosed in a Coleman six pack cooler. The cooler has to vent holes with filter screens that can be plugged in cold weather and open in hot. I put a 12 volt fan on one vent to move air. It may not need it. I also have a night light in the cooler that makes just a small amount of heat. I have the nightlight on a plug that is thermostatically controlled to come on at 38 degrees. I used an old heat tape for the thermostat. The nighthawk has an inboard thermometer that I can monitor remotely. The signal strength went from good to excellent. The signal quality is -8 to -10 RSRQ. It doesn't get much better than that. In nine days we'll tell centurylink good bye and use OTR mobile as our ISP.
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Re: MR1100 Nighthawk Located Outdoors

Post by terryjett » Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:33 pm

I Have the nighthawk enclosed in a Coleman six pack cooler.
Don't know you but can tell we would get a long fine :)

Love it when people get creative and a plan comes together. You should post some pic later and show the world your setup.
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
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Re: MR1100 Nighthawk Located Outdoors

Post by scott.flora » Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:22 pm

Well it ain't pretty, but I could do that. It's set up in my wife's duck pen. The path to the tower was the best in that spot and the ducks don't mind either.

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