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    [Wifi-MOD] UG802 Wifi Antenna Mod.

    Hi guys, I'm new to the forums (but not android) and I thought that I'd just share my current mod that I have, so that you guys can try it out too, if you have stable hands and patience. By working this hardware mod, I get about 10-15 dBi better signals, at some points even outmatching my Galaxy Note 2 in signal strength at the same distance. The mod is actually quite a simple one

    I purchased a U.FL SMD connector through ****, and a Nintendo DS Wifi Antenna from DX.com
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    Desoldered the Original antenna (Which actually looks pretty damn pathetic) and soldered on the new U.FL connector, and attached the Nintendo DS WiFi Antenna...
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    And Voila. That's pretty much it at this same distance, my UG802 would pull 1 Bar to 2 Bars of Signal Max, but with this mod, I'm sitting at a Good Full Bar, fluctuating sometimes down to two. Using Wifi Analyser, I compared with my older results (I don't have a screenshot of before signals) and I got about 10-15 dbi of improvement
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    So yeah, it's not a costly mod, though it may require some steady hands and patience, as soldering that U.FL SMD in requires you soldering points 0.5mm and lower in size. Certainly worthwhile though!

    I hope some of you guys find this mod helpful

    #2
    Nice mod, and I show mine.

    My iMito MX2 with aluminium heatsink and 5 dBi omni antenna conected to RP SMA/90°










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      #3
      Very nice. How're the difference in signals, and how much does the larger heatsinks help? I opted for something a bit more smaller but with big advantages, so that I did not have an antenna sticking out of it.

      As for cooling, I'm only using smaller copper heatsinks as well

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        #4
        Well, before the modification of the antenna I had a reception of about 70% and with this antenna now I have almost 90%.


        I can see that your copper sinks have placed on the Nand, and I think, and I touched that module is not so hot.


        I have put this sink in my SoC because I felt that the heat generated is high in stressful applications like Dead Trigguer.

        Sorry for my english...

        Regards!

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          #5
          very nice.

          I have my copper heatsinks on both sides, on the NAND and SOC, which is on the other side. I try to distribute heat where I can

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