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68u remote antenna

Discussion in 'ASUS AC Routers & Adapters' started by hytekj, May 11, 2018.

  1. hytekj

    hytekj Occasional Visitor

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    Hello,

    Can anyone please share what connector is on the 68u for the antennas? I am installing a remote antenna and want to plug it into a 68u. Does it matter which antenna port I use? If I am only connecting to 2.4ghz I should turn off the 5ghz radio? My plan is to receive a WiFi connection on one 68u, plug it into a second 68u that has a LTE device connected and use that second 68u as my router/AP..

    Thank you!
     
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  3. RMerlin

    RMerlin Super Moderator

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    You need all three antennas, you cannot replace or connect only one.
     
  4. hytekj

    hytekj Occasional Visitor

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    Hi RMerlin - hope all is well!

    Ah bummer. I was hoping it was like a hotspot that has MIMO and multiple antenna connections where you can elect to connect to just one of the antenna ports. I had a spare 68u so I guess that is of no use then. Any suggestions on how to bring a Wifi source onto my network?

    I am cruising the seas the next 6 months and in some areas my LTE signal is low or unavailable and there is some times WiFi. My ideal system is one that can connect to a Wifi and LTE source simultaneously and I can elect which is primary, automatically falling back on the other but I am also OK switching around wires and configuration manually if needed. My understanding is the 68u can't both receive a WiFi source and also broadcast WiFi on a LAN hence the need for a second unit. The antenna I am mounting on my mast can only do LTE and 2.4ghz.

    Thank you!
     
  5. hytekj

    hytekj Occasional Visitor

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    bump

    hoping for a suggestion on a solution to get wifi signal via an external antenna and feed it into my primary router...

    thanks all!
     
  6. hytekj

    hytekj Occasional Visitor

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    anyone? thanks!
     
  7. dlandiss

    dlandiss Senior Member

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    Not clear what you want to do. Deliver data to the WAN input of the router via Wi-Fi? Sounds to me like a job for a "media bridge."
     
  8. hytekj

    hytekj Occasional Visitor

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    I have a 4GLTE device currently connected to a 68u via USB to provide internet to my network wherever there is cellular signal. I would like to also be able to connect to a WiFi network via an externally mounted antenna when cellular signal is not available to continue to provide internet connectivity to my network. Is my best bet getting something like this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FJ4S9JK/?tag=snbforums-20 , connecting that device to my external antenna, connecting to the WiFi network on that device, and then connecting the device to my 68u's WAN port via ethernet?
     
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