WiFiX NEXP1GO Gigabit Wireless Internet WiFi Router (non-poe version)

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Gigabit Cellular Hotspot Router with internal Mini PCI-E modem slot
USB3 port for tethering and file storage.



The WiFiX NEXP1GO Gigabit Wireless Internet WiFi Router has been a great choice for custom builds and applications.

For outdoor or remote installations, the NEXP1GO may be powered using a 48 Volt 60W-100W Gigabit Power over Ethernet POE injector like our 48V 72W Gigabit PoE Injector when combined with our 48V to 12V PoE Splitter.  This is a powerful option for installing the NEXP1GO (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.

NOTE: In order to simplify the installation of  Mini PCI-E modems (or adapters for M.2 modems), our WiFiX NEXP1GO routers are equipped with metal pillars (see picture below).  These pillars replace the normal four white plastic modem spacers–which can be problematic–and secures the modem tightly in place.


WG3526-P 4G LTE WiFi PoE Router Dual Band (2.4GHz-5GHz) WiFi Screw Pillars
NEXP1GO 4G LTE WiFi Router Dual Band (2.4GHz-5GHz) WiFi Screw and Screw Pillars


This metal pillars simplify installations of a Mini PCI-E modem as well as a Mini PCI-E to M.2 adapter when using M.2 modems.  No longer is it necessary to remove the router PCB from its case for installation of these components with the WiFiX NEXP1GO.

Our WiFiX version of GoldenOrb firmware comes preinstalled on our NEXP1GO to further simplify the build process.

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 NEXP1GO routers were special equipped to better accommodate our customer’s needs.  The NEXP1GO now includes:

  • WiFiX version of GoldenOrb preinstalled (Updated 09-10-2021)
  • 4 x U.FL to SMA Bulkhead Antenna Connector Pigtails (pre-installed)
  • 4 x 4G LTE Antennas (600MHz – 2700MHz)
  • 2 x 2.4GHz Antennas
  • 2 x 5GHz Antennas
  • 12 Volt 2.5 Amp Power Adapter
  • 2 x Screws to mount Mini PCI-E modem or M.2 adapter
  • Wall mounts, screws and lags
  • Cat5e Ethernet Cable

The NEXP1GO requires a Standard (Full) sized SIM Card.  A SIM Card Adapter is generally required when using a Nano or Micro sized SIM card (i.e., from a phone or hotspot device) .

NOTE: This NEXP1GO listing is a NON-PoE version. It can only be powered via the included 110v to 12vdc wall power plug, unless you use a poe splitter.


The most popular modems to use with the NEXP1GO are found here: https://thewirelesshaven.com/product-category/modems-hotspots/

The Sierra Wireless MC7455 modem is a Mini PCI-E modem and requires no additional hardware or pigtail cables to internally install in the NEXP1GO.

The Sierra Wireless EM7455, EM7411 , EM7511, EM7565, and the Quectel EM06-A and EM12-G are M.2 form factor modems.

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 NEXP1GO.

The M.2 modems have MHF4 antenna connector ports and require one 5″ (or 8″) and one 10″ MHF4 to SMA Female Bulkhead pigtails (to replace the U.FL pigtails) to use with the NEXP1GO.

Note:  The Telit LM960A18, as well as Quectel EM20G and EM160, modems are 4 x 4 MIMO modem which has four MHF4 modem connector ports (as opposed to two ports on the other 2 x 2 MIMO modems listed), and requires two additional pigtails for installation. We have a selection HERE


1. The MC7455 is not recommended for Sprint Band 41 (unless provisioned via Sprint) as it may experience random disconnects.


Antenna Upgrades:

The NEXP1GO stock cellular antennas may be upgraded to any of the following cellular antennas:

A significant number of customers are upgrading the NEXP1GO stock antennas with the Cisco LTE Omni Antenna Kit.

The Cisco antennas use TNC connectors (as opposed to SMA).  The NEXP1GO 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 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 MHF4 to TNC Female Bulkhead connector pigtails, one 5 inch pigtail and one 10 inch pigtail to install the Cisco antenna kit.


* Note: The two existing SMA connector cutouts in the NEXP1GO 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.


NEXP1GO 4g LTE Tutorials:

Please see our help page for up to date tutorials and firmware updates: https://thewirelesshaven.com/help-page-nexp1go/

See this LTE FIX IT tutorial for steps on building and configuring the router and modem.  Note that the NEXP1GO comes with WiFiX version of GoldenOrb so this step can be ignored.

See this  LTE FIX IT tutorial for building the NEXP1GO Router.

See THIS TUTORIAL for installing and configuring the NEXP1GO inside our DM25x19 MIMO Antenna Enclosure. The process is similar for all of our outdoor enclosure antennas and enclosure units..


Hardware Overview:

The NEXP1GO is equipped with the MT7621, the latest MediaTek processor. The MT7621 Wi-Fi SoC Dual-core CPU boasts a powerful clock frequency up to 880 MHz MIPS® 1004KEc™.

The new 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, LTE CAT3/4/6 modems, hotspots, VPN routers, NAS, AC (Access Point Controller) and smart routers. Moreover, the MT7621 applies low-power technology and fits into the NEXP1GO’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 slot, a USB 3.0 port, a Micro SD card slot, and a SATA 3.0 slot.


Wireless (Wi-Fi) Overview:

The WiFi supports IEEE802.11 AC/N/G/B/A protocol with a maximum wireless rate of 1200 Mbps. It is equipped with four (4) removable 5dBi high gain Wi-Fi antennas for better coverage in large areas.

Note:  The WiFi capabilities on the NEXP1GO routers may be less than optimal for providing WiFi to a family with multiple devices.  While some find it sufficient, home installations for family/multiple users/devices, may discover the NEXP1GO is best used strictly as the modem/gateway (to provide the internet) and connected to a quality dual band (2.4/5GHz) WiFi router or Access Point to provide the WiFi component.  The NEXP1GO would be then be connected (via an Ethernet cable) from one of the LAN ports on the NEXP1GO to the WAN port on the WiFi router or Access Point.


Software Overview:

WiFiX version of GoldenOrb comes pre-installed on the NEXP1GO which may be upgraded to a compatible openWRT based firmware of your choice.




Main Chipset MT7621 / Dual-core / 880MHz
RAM DDR3 128MB (Expandable to 512MB)
FLASH SPI Flash 16MB (Max 32MB)
Wi-Fi Protocol IEEE802.11ac, IEEE802.11a, IEEE802.11n, IEEE802.11g, IEEE802.11b, IEEE802.3, IEEE802.3u
Wi-Fi Rate 5GHz: 900Mbps, 2.4Ghz: 300Mbps
Antennas 4 x 5dBi (Wi-Fi) detachable
Interfaces 1 x 10/100M/1000M WAN Port, Auto MDI/MDIX4 x 10/100M/1000M LAN Port

1 x USB 3.0 port

1 x mini PCIe slot

1 x SD card slot

1 x SIM card slot

LED PWR, SYS, USB, 2.4G, 5G, WAN, LAN 3/2/1/0
Button 1 x RESET
Power DC 12V 2.5A Adapter
Power Consumption < 12W (without mPCIe modem card)
Dimensions(L*W*H) Router: 165MM (6.5”) x 235MM (9.25”) x 23MM (.91”)PCB:
Management IP: Name: admin

Password: admin

Uses AP, Router, Hotspot, LTE Router
WAN Type PPPoE, Dynamic IP, Static IP, 3G/4G/LTE
DHCP Server,  Client, DHCP Client List, Address Reservation
Port Forwarding Server, Client, DHCP Client List, Address Reservation
Operating System Original SDK, OpenWRT, eCos, LEDE/ROOter Compatible
Firewall Security Client filterMAC Address Filter

URL Filter

Long-distance WEB management

DNNS Supported
Bandwidth Control Supported
Static Router Supported
System Logging Supported
Web UI Themes Supported
Other Functions Mac cloneNTP Synchronize

Web firmware upgrade

Work Environment Operating Temperature: 0℃ ~ 40℃

Storage Temperature: -40℃~ 70℃

Operating Humidity: 10%~90% non-condensing

Storage Humidity: 10%~90% non-condensing

Certifications CE, FCC, RoHS
Included Accessories 2 x 5dBi 5Ghz SMA detachable Wi-Fi antennas

2 x 5dBi 2.4GHz RP-SMA detachable Wi-Fi antennas

1 x LAN Cable

1 x Power Adapter 12V DC

2 x Screws/Spacers for mini PCI-e modem card installation

Router case colors may vary from photos

Dimensions(L*W*H) Router: 165mm (6.5”) x 235mm (9.25”) x 23mm (.91”)


Packaging: 330mm (13”) x 230mm (9”) x 60mm (2.36”)

Weight Router: 0.8 KG (1.76 LBS)Packaged: 1.4 KG (3.07 LBS)

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