NGC-5: Installation Instructions of the 4G Module.

#1
This is the instructions for installing a 4G module onto the NGC-5.

Preparations:
  • Purchase a 4G-module from a reseller.
    Connector type: M.2
    Size: 2242 (width:22cm, length:42cm).

    The following 4G modules has been tested and confirmed to be compatible with NGC-5:
    - Longsung E9510,
    - QUECTEL EM06-E,
    - HUAWEI ME906s-158.

  • Ask the reseller for the driver of this 4G module.
  • It’s better to purchase 2 extra antennas.

Instructions:

Step 1:
Remove the rear cover of the MINIX NGC-5, take out the PCBA board.
1. Prepare.jpg

Step 2:
Insert the SIM card (see below pictures)
2. Install SIM.jpg

Step 3:
Installs the 4G module right in the M.2_KEY_B port and secure it with the included screw.
3. Module.jpg

Step 4:
If you have extra Antennas, attach them onto the 4G module.
And if NOT, you’re going to use the Wi-Fi antennas to make sure that the module is able to receive signals.

Please note, when you move the Wi-Fi antenna to 4G module, the Wi-Fi is still going to work, but the signal it receives is pretty weak.
4. Antennas.jpg
Step 5:
Attach the power adapter, HDMI cable, keyboard and mouse.
Turn on the NEO NGC-5.
Install the driver for the 4G module. When finished, restart your device, then you should be able to access the Internet now.

END
 

Marty

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#2
Please note, when you move the Wi-Fi antenna to 4G module, the Wi-Fi is still going to work, but the signal it receives is pretty weak.
Thanks for the instructions @MINIX - Martin much appreciated. One question though, is it possible to connect one antenna to the WiFi and the other to the 4G module to avoid loss of WiFi signal or do both have to be on one or the other?
 
#3
Thanks for the instructions @MINIX - Martin much appreciated. One question though, is it possible to connect one antenna to the WiFi and the other to the 4G module to avoid loss of WiFi signal or do both have to be on one or the other?
Below is the Wi-Fi module pre-installed on the NGC-5.
The left Antenna port (MAIN) is for 5GHz signal, and the right one (AUX) is for 2.4GHz signal.
So, if you want to use 5GHz Wi-Fi signal, you may connect the antenna to the MAIN port.
If you'd like to use 2.4GHz Wi-Fi signal, you may connect to the AUX port.
Wi-Fi module.png
That's the same principle as the 4G module.
Each port stands for a frequency channel, but I don't know the exact frequency channel it stands for.
 

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