Alexa Mini WiFi issues LiveGrade

Wed May 09, 2018 2:58 am

Hi there,

I been trying to work with the Alexa Mini’s built in WiFi and Promforts LiveGrade the past few days. I really like the idea of grading a look, apply that and access it later in post via the metadata.
On Set I use Teradek link to establish a WiFi network to then connect the camera(s) (in WiFi client mode) to that WiFi. But that seems to be very unstable.
Question 1: What Network Settings for the WiFi Router will work best to connect the cameras? 2.4Ghz, 5G?
I found that the Mini’s WiFi rage is not that great. Is there anyway to enhance the cameras WiFi range for example with another antenna? Or is that antenna only for the wcu units only?
Thanks for answers in advance!
Simcules
 
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Re: Alexa Mini WiFi issues LiveGrade

Wed May 09, 2018 1:44 pm

Dear Sim,

on ALEXA Mini the WiFi Antenna sits underneath the carbon shell of the body, right about here beneath the ALEXA Mini logo:

mini-antenna-wifi.png


What are the experiences with other routers?

Cheers,
Jan
Jan Heugel
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Jan Heugel
 
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Re: Alexa Mini WiFi issues LiveGrade

Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:42 pm

Hi Jan !

Wanted to ask for a possibility of an external wifi antenna as well. The in camera grading option is very interresting but would work with a proper antenna on the cam sure quite better. With the Teradek Link and good antennas on it you still often run into troubles in connection when you can not sit in line of sight or close to the cam with the live-grade rig. Any chance to get a SMA connector for it on the housing to hook up a better antenna?
Thx
Rainer
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