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Can 5G Gateway N1 be installed outdoors in a weatherproof enclosure?

  • 22 June 2022
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We have a 5G Gateway N1 device that works pretty well, but we do have weak signals at the moment and we also live on a hillside and probably do not get much benefit from the omnidirectional antenna system in the cylinder-shaped device.

I am considering an outdoor installation in a weatherproof box that would have a short (<10m) conduit into our residence.  This should allow me to elevate the device a bit while also placing it away from our outer wall (though not that far).

The connection would carry a grounded 120v extension cord as well as a RJ45 cable to connect with a WIFI router inside our residence.  The operating temperature limits on the device would seem acceptable, but I am considering a fan for ventilation.

Does this make sense?  Has anyone else tried this?

Thank you.


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I was thinking about doing the same thing, then came across this Reddit post: https://www.reddit.com/r/tmobile/comments/mn64rn/outdoor_home_internet_enclosure/

There are definitely som pitfalls, but my be worth a try.

I wonder if fans would cause RF interference?

It seems that external antennas would be the best solution, though not cheap: https://www.waveform.com/products/4x4-mimo-panel-kit 

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