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 A high gain 8dBi omni-directional outdoor suction cup antenna is supplied in the box.

It has 2 mounting holes to ensure the antenna can always be in a upright position, whether it is on the side of the window or on the top of a camper roof for best perforamnce.

It can be quickly mounted and dismounted without additional brackets and drilling holes.

It is advised to be discreet when placing any antenna outside your camper or caravan. There is a growing trend of campsites that disapprove of campers using wifi amplifiers and may have private policies to deny you of their wifi service. In most situation, it is more than sufficient to use only the supplied indoor dipole antennas.

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If the source of the wifi hotspot is located outside, it is always better to place the outdoor antenna with 3 meters cable outside. It is best practice to locate the 2.4Ghz antenna to obtain a line of sight or near line of sight to the wifi hotpot and avoid any physical obstacles whenever possible.

When using the EZ-WUSB150 wifi dongle in conjunction with the V4, no antenna will be needed on the other connection of the V4 because the personal hotspot "ez@XXXXXX" is transmitted from the antenna of the wifi dongle. You may also use one of the V4's 5dBi antenna over the wifi dongle's 2dBbi antenna to enhance the experience on the "ez@XXXXXX" SSID.

Note: EZ-WUSB150 is no longer officially supported from firmware version 4.12 

It is advised to be discreet when placing any antenna outside your camper or caravan. There is a growing trend of campsites that disapprove of campers using wifi amplifiers and may have private policies to deny you of their wifi service. In most situation, it is more than sufficient to use only the supplied indoor dipole antennas.

It is possible to connect an optional antenna of any type (omni-directional , directional, yagi, parabolic) as long as they are rated for the 2.4~2.5Ghz spectrum and the cable used must have a RP-SMA-Male type to connect to the V4

It is advised to be discreet when placing any antenna outside your camper or caravan. There is a growing trend of campsites that disapprove of campers using wifi amplifiers and may have private policies to deny you of their wifi service. In most situation, it is more than sufficient to use only the supplied indoor dipole antennas.

Yes, it is possible to use a different directional antenna with a higher dB gain. 2 areas to take note will be:

  1. Ensure the antenna is of the correct frequency. On the V4, only antennas with 2.4Ghz specifications can be used. On the V5, antennas of 2.4Ghz or 5-5.8Ghz specifications can be used. On the V5, ensure it is connected to the correct SMA connector as indicated.

  2. Ensure your the end of your antenna connector is of RP-SMA-Male type to fit correctly to the Ezhotspot device.
    http://ezwifi.eu/what-why-how/frequently-asked-questions/wireless-connections-issues/antenna/can-i-extend-the-length-of-outdoor-antenna

It is recommended that only 1 directional antenna be used for transmission with the distance remote wireless hotspot and the original omni-directional pole antenna is used for distribution to wireless device effectively in a 360 degree coverage. Any ports can be used.  

It is advised to be discreet when placing any antenna outside your camper or caravan. There is a growing trend of campsites that disapprove of campers using wifi amplifiers and may have private policies to deny you of their wifi service. In most situation, it is more than sufficient to use only the supplied indoor dipole antennas.

When repeating a remote wireless network, the range is more critical than the bandwidth, hence a single 8dBi outdoor antenna is sufficient since most hotspots are not likely to offer internet speed of above 50mbps.

 

The V4 packages comes with 2 x 360° directional indoor dipole antennas and and 1 x 360° directional outdoor suction pad antenna with 3 meters cable.

The V5 packages comes with 4 x 360° directional indoor diploe antennas and and 2 x 360° directional outdoor suction pad antenna with 3 meters cable.

 

INDOOR ANTENNA

 

If used at home as a general wireless access point, wireless router or wireless repeater repeating another wireless router within the house, using both the indoor antennas are generally sufficient.

 

 

OUTDOOR ANTENNA

 

If repeating a remote wireless router (for example a public hotspot) outside your house, camper or yacht, the outdoor antenna connector can be connected to any one of the antenna port and the antenna mounted on the rooftop or window for better reception.

 

It can also used for extending an indoor wireless signal to your garden.

It is advised to be discreet when placing any antenna outside your camper or caravan. There is a growing trend of campsites that disapprove of campers using wifi amplifiers and may have private policies to deny you of their wifi service. In most situation, it is more than sufficient to use only the supplied indoor dipole antennas.

 

Below is an intersection of the cable of the outdoor antenna  EZ-8DBI-2GHZ in the EZ311 package.
It is a RG174U cable with a outer diameter of 2.6mm


Below is an intersection of a TV co-axial cable 
It can be a RG6 or RG11 cable with a outer diameter of 8.4 ~ 10.3mm

 


Technically, you can cut the somewhere in the middle of cable of the outdoor antenna  EZ-8DBI-2GHZ and adjoining a required length of the TV Co-axial cable; however you need to skillfully join the  Inner conductor to the copper wire  and  Outer conductor to the Copper Mesh  by soldering, electrical tape or terminal block, etc.

It may be cosmetically unappealing by appearance, but it will serve the purpose provided it is skillfully done that no signal loss results from the adjoining parts.

Alternatively, it would be best to acquire a ready made extension cable with the corresponding connectors and that you can just extend it easily without any hassle. Below are example of a H155 / RG58 type cable with low loss in 3 or 5 meters.

5 Meters - https://www.kommago.nl/antenneverlengkabel-van-rp-sma-male-naar-rp-sma-female-5-meter/pid=50521

3 Meters - https://www.kommago.nl/antenneverlengkabel-van-rp-sma-male-naar-rp-sma-female-3-meter/pid=49501

 

The RF (Radio Frequency) component of the ezhotspot extender has:

  • 2.4 Ghz - 2 x MIMO (2 streams)
  • 5 Ghz - 2 x MIMO (2 streams)

When used as normal Wireless Access Point/Router (not repeating), the MIMO function takes advantage of RF multipath propagation to maximize the total wireless bandwidth by bonding the 2 wireless streams. This applies if the corresponding client devices also have 2 x MIMO capabilities or higher. Clients devices refer to your laptops, tablets, smartphones, ipcams, home smart devices, etc.

In the case when the ezhotspot extender is used as a extender or repeater (repeating), the ezhotspot extender is concurrently both a Wireless Access Router and a wireless client device itself. When extending or repeating to another remote wireless network, it is referred to as a client device.

MIMO function only takes advantage of mutlipath propagation if the current environment allows it to be possible, otherwise it will fall back on a single spatial stream. In an extending/repeating environment, the reliability of the wireless links between the client devices and the remote wireless network supersedes that of high bandwidth. In short, it is of no purpose if the bandwidth is high but frequently fail.

The 2x2 antenna ports of the V5 has no differentiation. The outdoor antenna can be connected to any of the 2 ports. Placing it outdoor gives it an added advantage to have a better connectivity due a possibility of a line-of-sight connection with the remote wireless network. In this case, MIMO capabilities may not be achieved but more importantly, the reliability of the wireless link is achieved.

Learn more about MIMO - https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005714/wireless.html

It is advised to be discreet when placing any antenna outside your camper or caravan. There is a growing trend of campsites that disapprove of campers using wifi amplifiers and may have private policies to deny you of their wifi service. In most situation, it is more than sufficient to use only the supplied indoor dipole antennas.

You can use the 8dBi antenna on the outside pane of the window. This alllows it to have a better line-of-sight connectivity with the remote wireless network with less barriers. Example below:

After scanning for the wireless network, select the desired network. You can use the Real-Time RSSI to mnitor and adjust the antenna if needed to achieve the highest link quality possible.

http://ezwifi.eu/what-why-how/user-manual/scan-all-networks/real-time-rssi-monitoring