The WiFiX NEXS2GO 4G 5G Ready Router with Dual Band (2.4GHz-5GHz) WiFi
The WiFiX NEXS2GO 4G 5G Ready WiFi Router is a great choice for custom cellular gateway router builds and applications. The WiFiX NEXS2GO is starting to show as a top performer for WiFi throughput as well as snappy webUI response. The Gigabit ethernet interface offers full speed routing options and the WiFi performs just as well.
For outdoor or remote installations, the NEXS2GO may be powered using a 48 Volt 60W-100W Gigabit Power over Ethernet POE injector like our 48V 72W Gigabit PoE Injector in combination with our 48V to 12V POE Splitter. This is a powerful option for installing the NEXS2GO (or just its PCB) inside one of our external outdoor antennas (with enclosure), an outdoor router enclosure, or in a remote area where power is not readily accessible. This brings custom installations to a whole new level.
NOTICE: The NEXS2GO router, like most of our base routers, does NOT come with a cellular modem by itself. You must either choose a cellular 4G or 5G modem separately or purchase one of our Complete Router Bundles that may include the modem of choice and more.
The NEXS2GO router is ready for any 2×2 or 4×4 MIMO LTE Modem with its included four pre-installed MHF4 to SMA Antenna Pigtails. If you plan on using a mini-PCIe modem that uses U.FL antenna pigtails you will need to replace the stock pigtails with TWO of THESE PIGTAILS.
NOTE: In order to simplify the installation of Mini PCI-E modems (or adapters for M.2 modems), our WiFiX NEXS2GO routers are equipped with metal pillars (see picture below). These pillars secures the modem tightly in place.
Our WiFiX version of GoldenOrb firmware comes pre-installed on our NEXS2GO to further simplify the build process. Firmware updates can be found here: https://thewirelesshaven.com/nexs2go-firmware
Shown here with optional WiFiX 4G/5G Paddle antenna upgrades
NOTE: Cellular service providers may require activating a specific data plan to use on a cellular internet device. The carriers are constantly updating and/or modifying existing cellular plans. It is the customer’s sole responsibility to assure a compatible cellular plan is available prior to purchasing cellular related components.
The WiFiX NEXS2GO routers are special equipped to better accommodate our customer's needs. The NEXS2GO includes:
- WiFiX version of GoldenOrb preinstalled
- 4 x MHF4 to SMA Bulkhead Antenna Connector Pigtails (pre-installed)
- 2 x U.FL to RP-SMA Bulkhead Antenna Connector Pigtails (pre-installed for 2.4GHz WiFi)
- 2 x U.FL to SMA Bulkhead Antenna Connector Pigtails (pre-installed for 5.8GHz WiFi)
- 4 x 4G LTE Antennas
- 2 x 2.4GHz Antennas
- 2 x 5GHz Antennas
- Mini PCI-E to M.2 (NGFF) Key B Adapter with Top SIM Card Slot
- 12 Volt DC 2.5 Amp Power Supply
- 2 x Screws to mount Mini PCI-E modem or M.2 adapter
- Plastic Multi-Size SIM Card Adapter Set
- Cat5e Ethernet Cable for setup
The NEXS2GO requires a Standard (Full) sized SIM Card for use in it's front side SIM tray. You may want to upgrade to a high quality SIM Card Adapter set.
The most popular Sierra Wireless modems to use with the NEXS2GO are the Sierra MC7455 CAT6 Modem, Sierra Wireless CAT7 EM7411 (with FirstNet Band14, Band 71, and band 66 support) or Sierra Wirelss CAT7 MC7411, and the Sierra Wireless CAT12 EM7565.
5G Modem NOTE: Due to internal space constraints, it is best to use our USB3 4G 5G Modem Adapter Enclosure with the longer style 5G modem modules like the Quectel RM500Q-AE, RM502Q-AE, Telit 5G modems and Sierra EM919x series modems.
The Sierra Wireless MC7455, MC7411, MC7354, MC7700, and MC7450 modem are Mini PCI-E modems and requires TWO of THESE PIGTAILS internally install in the NEXS2GO.
The Sierra Wireless EM7455, EM7411 , EM7511, EM7565, and the Quectel EM06-A, EM12-G, and EM160R-GL are M.2 form factor modems and do not require any extra antenna pigtails for the NEXS2GO router.
All M.2 form modems require a Mini PCI-E to M.2 Key B adapter (with or without optional SIM Card slot) to be used for internal modem installation in the NEXS2GO. This IS INCLUDED with this particular listing of the NEXS2GO router.
M.2 modems have MHF4 antenna connector ports. The NEXS2GO is setup and ready for M.2 modems with 4 MHF4 pigtails already installed.
The NEXS2GO stock cellular antennas may be upgraded to any of the following cellular antennas:
- 600-3800MHz WiFiX 4G/5G Omni-Direction Paddle Antennas (SMA Connectors) – Pair
- 700-2700MHz Rectangular 3.5dBi-4dBi 4G LTE Omni Antenna with SMA Male Connectors (PAIR)
- 600-3800MHz Cellular Omni-Directional Paddle Antennas (SMA Connectors) PAIR
- 698-2700MHz Cradlepoint 3dBi 4G LTE Omni Antenna (PAIR)
- 700-2700MHz 5dBi Cellular Hotspot Omni-Directional Antennas (SMA Connectors) – Pair
A significant number of customers like upgrading their routers stock antennas with the Cisco LTE Omni Antenna Kit.
The Cisco antennas use TNC connectors (as opposed to SMA). The NEXS2GO antenna pigtail cables must be upgraded to match that of the modem's antenna connector ports to install the Cisco antenna upgrade:
- The Mini PCI-E modems (see above) require two to four U.FL to TNC Female Bulkhead connector pigtails, one 5 inch pigtail and one 10 inch pigtial to install the Cisco antenna kit.
- The M.2 modems (see above) require two to four MHF4 to TNC Female Bulkhead connector pigtails, one 5 inch pigtail and one 10 inch pigtail to install the Cisco antenna kit.
* Note: The existing SMA connector cutouts in the NEXS2GO router case must be enlarged/drilled to 15/32″ to accommodate the larger TNC bulkhead connectors.
Outdoor External Cellular antenna(s) may also be suitable to obtain adequate (and usable) cellular signals in rural and/or remote locations.
NEXS2GO 4G 5G Ready WiFi Router Tutorials:
NEXS2GO Hardware Overview:
The NEXS2GO is equipped with the MT7621A, the latest MediaTek processor. The MT7621A Wi-Fi SoC Dual-core CPU boasts a powerful clock frequency up to 880 MHz MIPS® 1004KEc™, plus the 5G WiFi chip is provided via its MT7612E chip and and the 2.4G WiFi chip is supported via its MT7603E chip.
The MT7621A SoC includes proven hardware support for Network Address Translation (NAT), Quality of Service (QoS), SAMBA, Virtual Private Network (VPN) and others routing and tunneling applications. It is ideal for high performance 802.11ac, 4G and 5G Cellular modems, hotspots, VPN routers, NAS, AC (Access Point Controller) and smart routers. Moreover, the MT7621 applies low-power technology and fits into the NEXS2GO’s design with good power dissipation.
The router provides for five (5) Gigabit Auto MDI/MDIX Ethernet ports, a Mini PCI-E (mPCIe) slot for modems, a SIM card tray, a USB 3.0 port.
Wireless (Wi-Fi) Overview:
The WiFi supports IEEE802.11 AC/N/G/B/A protocol with a maximum wireless rate of 1167 Mbps. It is equipped with four (4) removable 5dBi high gain Wi-Fi antennas for better coverage in large areas.
WiFiX version of GoldenOrb comes pre-installed on the NEXS2GO which may be upgraded to a compatible openWRT based firmware of your choice.