Also known as 'wok-fi' and AFAIK, the only "legal" way to boost the wifi range on a Pi. I say legal in quotation because there isn't any law against it, but it still breaks FCC certification.
I don't believe the Zero W supports 5GHz so it should already be on 2.4GHz.
Does Pi Zero W have a 5ghz mode? How do I disable it?
I assumed that was implied by asking about Wi-fi apologies I've corrected my post.
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watch -n 1 cat /proc/net/wireless
How good are your soldering skills and your bravery ?
My soldering ability or at least my confidence in it is roughly a 4... on a good day. Last time I soldered some pins to a Pi-zero I managed to do it upside-down and then had to unsolder it and do it the right way and even then a co-worker more experienced than I had to come in and clean up my peaks and excess solder.MalPi wrote: ↑Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:15 pmHow good are your soldering skills and your bravery ?
Looking at the pic in the article that I pointed earlier it looked to me like the designers already anticipated the need for a stronger signal by providing a break-out point for an external antenna. *
here is a wee snip
(link by the lower red marker and external mounting pads upper red)
and then a bit of googling showed that the forum has been here before !
https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... p?t=176249
http://www.briandorey.com/post/Raspberr ... ntenna-mod
*hmmm, I may be mistaken, there is some discussion that it is for testing/assurance. But if that were the case I would expect it on prototype/pre-production eval, not on the final board ??
Good luck with that !
Yes, that is correct.
Unless it is for QC testing of production boards (every Pi is tested before leaving the factory).But if that were the case I would expect it on prototype/pre-production eval, not on the final board ??
There's also the cantenna (a waveguide antenna made out of a metal can).
Practice makes perfect (or at least acceptable, depending on how much you practice).
They fit a U.FL connector there for EMC testing and it has test equipment like a spectrum analyser connected to it. The pads are still there because you don't want to significantly change your board after EMC testing. You can say it is still compliant without retesting but it on your head if it turns out that your changes caused it to emit more RF than allowed. It is better to just leave the pads there.
ohh that is good to know.HawaiianPi wrote: Unless it is for QC testing of production boards (every Pi is tested before leaving the factory).
but they usually have a 1/4 wave monopole inside them, then would be fed as an external to our baby.HawaiianPi wrote: There's also the cantenna (a waveguide antenna made out of a metal can).
Additionally condoning the act here will land you a ban.
NO, NO NO NO!!!!
Please dont shout, yes @trejan has already addressed this (and corrected us) in a measured and informative way.
Parabolic dish already discussed earlier in the thread.LTolledo wrote: make it like a parabolic plate,