I can confirm that TTN Gateway (EU version) has SMA FEMALE.
Both pigtails you suggest are wrong because of RP-SMA and N-MALE!
The " Premiertek Sma-male to Rp-sma-female Adapter Connector" adapter could replace one of the pigtails I suggested.
Are you saying that your EU version of the Gateway looks like the SMA female connector in this picture, with no pin?
On my US TTN gateway it looks like the one labeled RP-SMA Female
On my EU version, it certainly is different then. Indeed SMA Female, so an opening rather than a pin:
Ah, ok, I guess that explains it. The u.fl (?) cables shipped with the different frequency Microchip radios have different antenna connectors.
Radio equipment for the USA uses RP-SMA to comply with FCC regulations (source). For production it would be easier to have all gateways with 915MHz band equipped with the same connector so I expect all 915MHz gateway to use RP-SMA.
Only after ordering all the parts I realised I’ll need to run it on WiFi. Anyone know what connector would work well? Does it have a u.fl on or next to the WiFi module??
My Gateway is on the inside of a glass door. Yesterday I put it on the outside for a test and it did improve reach. This was with running WiFi and simply having the power cord wedged between the door and the door frame. I was wondering if there are very thin antenna extension cables so the gateway can stay indoor and the antenna stuck to the outside? Another option is to put the gateway outside on the part of my balcony that it somewhat protected against rain, and get power from the outdoor lamp connection, but I wonder how long it will survive like that (in the Netherlands).
You could perhaps stick it in a CG1500 box like this https://www.ebay.com/i/222431547839?chn=ps
with the antenna poking out one of the holes in the bottom (see the photos with the foam-padded holes that would be there)…
My first Idea is that you take the risk of leakage here. There are better housings I gueas.
My latest challenge is using wifi backhaul with a metal enclosure
Is there a solution that involves adding an external antenna connector to the gateway? Or is this simply not possible due to the module used?