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

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

Post by Didneywhorl » Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:14 pm

Ok, so I'm going to post a butt ton of pictures here on how I put together a WG3526-P Router w/Sierra MC7455 Modem inside a DM25X19 Antenna. The pictures will be posted on this thread as a series of posts instead of one SUPER long single posting.

NOTE: It is recommended to build and configure the WG3526-P using the SMA LTE small antennas--prior to placing the PCB inside the antenna enclosure. Once the WG3526 connects properly to the internet, then install the PCB inside the antenna enclosure. This will help to better troubleshoot any possible issues while the unit is accessible from the ground.

Please bare with me as I spend all my free time trying to edit the pictures and post them as I finish them. The project itself is completely done and sitting on top of my house working in all its glory.

Please ask any questions about the process.

The following is everything I needed to do this:

WiFIX DM25X19 Antenna

WG3526-P LTE Router

Sierra Wireless MC7455 Modem

Router/Modem Recommended Build List

Tutorial on Configuring the WG3526-P Router and Modem

UPDATE: LTE FIX now carriers a full range of PoE Gigabit Power Adapters to include the 48V required for this project.
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Re: WG3526-P Router w/Sierra MC7455 Modem inside a DM25X19 Antenna

Post by Didneywhorl » Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:54 pm

Here are a few of the things needed to get going, already listed above.
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Re: WG3526-P Router w/Sierra MC7455 Modem inside a DM25X19 Antenna

Post by Didneywhorl » Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:58 pm

Getting started with the Router body. We gut the router...
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Re: WG3526-P Router w/Sierra MC7455 Modem inside a DM25X19 Antenna

Post by Didneywhorl » Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:58 pm

More to come.... Bare with me. :)
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Re: WG3526-P Router w/Sierra MC7455 Modem inside a DM25X19 Antenna

Post by Didneywhorl » Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:43 am

Now we take off the antenna connections
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Re: WG3526-P Router w/Sierra MC7455 Modem inside a DM25X19 Antenna

Post by Didneywhorl » Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:46 am

Now pull the plugs out and gather up the hardware, and TADA!
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Re: WG3526-P Router w/Sierra MC7455 Modem inside a DM25X19 Antenna

Post by Didneywhorl » Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:50 am

Now time to remove the router board from its case.

We are doing this because, as you'll see later, we are going to mount the bare board INSIDE the antenna housing assembly!

You could just mount the whole router assembly in there, as there is plenty of space, but that has its own modifications that need doing, like adding on the LTE antenna pigtails and mounting them to the router case. Its also another layer of heat trapping.
But that's outside the scope of this tutorial; a different branch if you will.
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Re: WG3526-P Router w/Sierra MC7455 Modem inside a DM25X19 Antenna

Post by Didneywhorl » Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:25 pm

Now to install the modem into the router

Don't overtighten ANYTHING that's made of plastic
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Re: WG3526-P Router w/Sierra MC7455 Modem inside a DM25X19 Antenna

Post by Didneywhorl » Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:34 pm

Now to install the SIM card.

Dont be like me and forget to install the SIM card!!!

Sand off any odd points or irregularities so that the SIM will fit snug, but not too tight or too loose, in the adapter.
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Re: WG3526-P Router w/Sierra MC7455 Modem inside a DM25X19 Antenna

Post by Didneywhorl » Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:35 pm

Next add the feet/standoffs to the board.

Remember ... PLASTIC! Don't over tighten, just real snug.
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