WG3526-P Router w/Sierra MC7455 Modem inside a DM25X19 Antenna

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Re: WG3526-P Router w/Sierra MC7455 Modem inside a DM25X19 Antenna

Post by Didneywhorl » Fri May 15, 2020 1:08 pm

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Did you ever have any issues with heat and or moisture with your enclosure being the antenna panel itself?

I did not, inside the enclosure. i did though, have moisture in the LAN cable gland. I now use gobs of dielectric grease around all my connections threads and seals. The connector never failed, but it was damaged and would likely fail eventually.

But it lasted for two years before i took that connector apart and found that water damage in the connector.
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Re: WG3526-P Router w/Sierra MC7455 Modem inside a DM25X19 Antenna

Post by LTEFix0404 » Sun May 31, 2020 2:04 am

Didneywhorl wrote:
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I'm currently testing the 4x mimo flat panel antenna that LTEFix has for sale. It's "only" 8dbi, but that is common for a wideband antenna. The 4x panel seems to outperform my 2 - 2x antennas! I've got much more testing to do.
I'm considering using this antenna, too, with an EM20-G modem. How do you have yours configured? I was thinking of trying to fit that M.2 NGFF to USB 3.0 adapter PCB inside the enclosure, but not sure if it will fit. I plan to house only the modem inside the antenna enclosure, and will have the router indoors. If it won't fit, I think I will try to find a small outdoor enclosure to house it in. I want only one single USB cable coming out of the antenna enclosure - no coax cables unless the modem won't fit.

I assume you're still using your EM20-G with it as well. Are you using it in a standalone enclosure or in a router? If a standalone enclosure, how are you powering it? Just using the USB Micro-B cable, or the aux power, too? And what router are you using with it?

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Re: WG3526-P Router w/Sierra MC7455 Modem inside a DM25X19 Antenna

Post by Didneywhorl » Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:03 am

I run a separate enclosure with both router and usb3 enclosure inside. Em20, and telit LM960 (I have multiple now) The router and usb/m.2 adapter are both sans cases and miunted on pcb standoffs. Router powered via poe, modem powered via cable direct from the router. The modem is interfaced to the enclosure case via mhf4 to type N female bulkhead connectors.

Then just 4 x 5' LMR cables to the antenna
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Post by charlesrg » Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:15 pm

Do you guys have any trouble with the router overheating inside the enclosure during hot summer months ?

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Re: WG3526-P Router w/Sierra MC7455 Modem inside a DM25X19 Antenna

Post by JoshKelly » Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:50 am

Didneywhorl wrote: Getting started with the Router body. We gut the router...
Awesome read/guide!! Based my setup off this guide!!

Currently I have the WE826 in a box mounted on some 1/2" gas pipe coming off the corner of my house about 3ft high, also has a omni mimo antenna mounted to it.

I am not currently grounded. What is the best way to ground the antenna and router pcb? I plan to tie into the house ground, I just really don't know how to ground the pcb?

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Re: WG3526-P Router w/Sierra MC7455 Modem inside a DM25X19 Antenna

Post by Didneywhorl » Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:33 pm

charlesrg wrote:
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Do you guys have any trouble with the router overheating inside the enclosure during hot summer months ?
Has been fine for 2 years in South Texas heat.
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Re: WG3526-P Router w/Sierra MC7455 Modem inside a DM25X19 Antenna

Post by Didneywhorl » Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:40 pm

JoshKelly wrote:
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:50 am
Awesome read/guide!! Based my setup off this guide!!
Thanks!
JoshKelly wrote:
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:50 am
Currently I have the WE826 in a box mounted on some 1/2" gas pipe coming off the corner of my house about 3ft high, also has a omni mimo antenna mounted to it.

I am not currently grounded. What is the best way to ground the antenna and router pcb? I plan to tie into the house ground, I just really don't know how to ground the pcb?

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Any screw hole in the router board that has copper metal around the hole is generally a ground point.
I confirmed this on the WE826 with a multimeter for you. :) Each screw hole on the board is electrocally connected to the ground point on the board and each other.

If you use the WiFiX enclosures, they have a ground wire that passes ground through the case to one of the mount bolts. It's all marked. If you didn't get the greatest outdoor enclosure made, then you gotta figure that part out. ;)
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