In wanting to have the least amount of coax loss, I want to place my Raspberry Pi Zero W and FlightAware receiver as close to the antenna as possible. This means having an external WiFi antenna on the metal outdoor cabinet located on my roof. It also means that I want to disable the on-board WiFi and only use the external Wifi. With what I find on-line, (see below) I want to use rfkill yes in piaware-config to disable the on-board WiFi.
Now either rfkill, kills all WiFi on the Raspberry Pi, both on-board and external or I just don’t seem to have the correct external WiFi dongle. I purchased a Mideatek RT5370N as it says it is Linux compatible, so I was hoping it was plug-n-pray.
I hope someone has already solved this so I can get my receiver back on-line. Thanks!