External Wifi Antenna iPad Mini 2?
We use a Pulsar thermal imager that sends a 2.4 gHz signal to my iPad mini. The signal is very weak with a 15m line of sight range.
We have two shooters strapped on the roof of a Jeep Wrangler with the thermal scanning for hogs and the iPad is mounted by the rear view mirror transmitting that signal to me and other customers inside. It drops signal like crazy and has annoyed me to the end.
It is imperative that we receive signal and the unit doesn't support a hardwired connection. Since there is no way to install an external antenna directly to the iPad, my question is this:
Can you get a jumper with a SMA connection and jump into the iPad wifi cable then mounting the connection to the iPad casing. (Doesn't have to be pretty it stays mounted in the jeep), then connecting a 2.4 gHz external antenna to that which has a long lead and can run to the roof? It seems feasible and quite simple. But has never been done that I've researched.
The thermal is expensive as !&&* and they have no support for my issue as my issue is a simple line of sight problem, so the issue will have to be addressed at the monitor end.
Is this a good question?