Wifi strength issue with Titan Case

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walker93
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Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:34 pm

Hi,
Today I started using my LattePanda Alpha 864 inside the Titan Case, however I noticed that the Wifi was't working properly.
I was able to connect to my router but it just was so slow that the browser was showing the timeout page. (others PC were working fine)
Then I tried to restart it without the case and it was working perfectly.
I also tried to mount again the case without the screws and boot it again, the problem was still there and without shutting it down I removed the bottom part of the case and the wifi started to work perfectly.

I didn't attached the antennas to the case yet, and I'm wondering if that can improve the Wifi signal when using the case or if i'm just not mounting them properly.

Is there anybody that faced the same issue and solved?

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ChrisD
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Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:33 am

WiFi has been fine before I added the Titan case, and after I added it. I did attach the antennas before doing either, so I can't add to the understanding of the impact of the case.

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Lutz
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Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:26 am

Every radio link needs antennas.
Only sometimes the antennas are so small that they are on the board. But such small antennas are not very effective, but nowadays they are mostly sufficient.
The LattePanda has no antennas on its board, so the external antennas have to be connected.

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walker93
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Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:31 am

Lutz wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:26 am
Every radio link needs antennas.
Only sometimes the antennas are so small that they are on the board. But such small antennas are not very effective, but nowadays they are mostly sufficient.
The LattePanda has no antennas on its board, so the external antennas have to be connected.
I connected them to the circuit board, I mean that I didn't attached them with the adhesive to the case.
Do you think that would improve the signal?
Right now the case is looking like a shield and I'm concerned about pasting them to it.

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Lutz
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Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:42 am

walker93 wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:31 am
I connected them to the circuit board,
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OK, that's not how I understood it, my mistakes.

walker93 wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:31 am
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I mean that I didn't attached them with the adhesive to the case.
Do you think that would improve the signal?
Right now the case is looking like a shield and I'm concerned about pasting them to it.
I also think the titanium case would act as a shield.
Isn't there an opening to lead the small antennas to the outside and to fix them to the outside of the case?

(I'm still waiting for my LattePanda. It has been ordered by the company and I still have holidays until the middle of January. That's why I don't know the case in detail yet.)

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walker93
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Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:39 am

Lutz wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:42 am

I also think the titanium case would act as a shield.
Isn't there an opening to lead the small antennas to the outside and to fix them to the outside of the case?
Yes there is, exactly what I thought and did in the meantime.
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Boring
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Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:35 pm

Thanks for the tip. I hope it can help to improve my WiFi receiption

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Agree_dk
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Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:32 pm

I am still waiting to receive my titanium case, so have not testet it, but my understanding is it is plastic which should have very little impact on the wifi signal, but any way i would place the antenna over the board and not below close to the tabel or shelf it is place on.
Mine without the case works very well.

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Boring
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Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:42 am

The case is plastic, but now I keep the antennas inside the case directly under the PCB. The PCB is filled with lines and components and may influence the received signal strength. I'm not worried about the case itself.

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Agree_dk
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Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:03 pm

Still waiting for my own case, but an other user said there was markings inside the case where the antenna should be placed.

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