We’re building an RV out of a school bus (aka big steel shell), and are planning on installing a MAX BR1 MK2.
We’ll be using 2 roof-mounted (nmo) antennas for the cellular connections, well-spaced from each other, with very short runs of low-loss coax. Those are not my concern.
What is my concern are the two wifi connections / antennas. The WIFI-as-WAN functionality is important to us, as well as the ability to ‘reach out’ to relatively distant / weak public wifi signals. So using at least one roof-mounted, high-gain omni-directional antenna for wifi would seem to be a necessity (as well as possibly having the ability to hook that lead up to a directional antenna).
What I don’t understand is A) what to do with the other wifi antenna for best performance, and B) how (or if it’s possible) to take advantage of MIMO with one or both wifi antennas on the roof. For that matter, I’m concerned I may not be able to get acceptable signal within the bus from any wifi antenna roof-mounted, as once again - it’s a big steel shell, and with a high-gain omni, most of the signal would be directed away from the interior.
Any help would be appreciated. There’s a good possibility I don’t fully understand how the dual wifi antennas work w/ the max br1 mk2. If that’s the case please enlighten me!