I see the new boards for these units, no longer have the U.FL IPEX MHF4 connector?
I’m curious if anyone has tried to remove the factory antenna and soldered a coax cable going to a SMA conn in its place?
Thanks for any replies.
Guess we don’t have any technical people on the forum with ideas on this?
Guess I’ll just have to experiment with it on my own?
I suspect so. This will be extremely sophisticated for most Wyze users, especially on an older V2. However, there are a couple threads on creating an external antenna:
This has been done before but it’s an old thread and was kind of left open. At any rate, I added an external antenna to an older cam already out of warranty just to see what effect it would have. Interesting results. I tested it around the house for a few days and it did work- no noticeable improvements but certainly no problems added.
Here’s my test setup: the modified cam and a stock cam sitting side by side running off of a dual usb output power brick. Works great, if you ever need a dual vi…
I just did a modification to the V2 using both a rubber stubby antenna and a larger WiFi aluminum yagi antenna. The camera is in a 3rd party outdoor housing. I compared the range using the small exterior antenna to my new Wyze Outdoor Cam and got much better range and signal all the way to my entrance gate here in the country. I imagine that is at least 60 yards. The V2 worked using a WiFi extender with two small rabbit ears antennas on top of it perched in my window, thus eliminating the nee…