External WiFi Antenna

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External WiFi Antenna

Post by cemclellan » Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:33 pm

I would like to extend the WiFi range of the WiPy.

Is it as simple as plugging an external antenna into the ANT2 connector?

If so, can anyone recommend a suitable WiFi antenna?

Chuck McLellan

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Re: External WiFi Antenna

Post by vikebo » Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:44 pm

You will also have to choose WLAN.EXT_ANT during initialisation of the network, or with the method wlan.antenna(). Have a look at the documentation here:

http://micropython.org/resources/docs/e ... twork.html

I tried it using an antenna from a 2.4 GHz RC transmitter with better range than the one on the WiPy PCB. Can't really recommend anything.

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