Originally Posted by jfguay2
I have the engenius enh202, which does not have the external antenna plug as yours. Are you using an omnidirectional antenna? Wouldn't you get better result if you used a directional external antenna and point in at the wifi signal you want to repeat?
I was thinking of attaching my Enh-202 to my Wineguard antenna, so that I could rotate it as I please from within the trailer...
On our other TT, I tried to mount the external Wi-Fi Antenna on the crank up TV antenna, except it added to much weight on the end of the antenna assembly. I nearly broke the plastic crank on the ceiling. It was a good idea though.
When I was researching my options, I decided that I wanted to go with a unit that allowed for a 15dB omnidirectional antenna. The directional antennas I believe have a 70 degree range, so you need to align it with the CG's AP, as you are aware of. I set up the TT when we arrive at the CG and flip up the Wi-Fi antenna mounted on the TT's ladder and select the CG's best AP signal, or the AP with the least amount of traffic, using our tablet. Nothing more than a personal preference I guess.
With the 15dB antenna I have picked up AP's that were more than 1.5 miles away (in Colorado), line of sight (Home Depot public Wi-Fi).
2013 Jayco Eagle 284BHS
250Watt Grape Solar Panel, MorningStar MPPT 60 Charge Controller
1500 Watt Ramsond PSI, 2 Trojan T145 Batteries (260Ah)
2 - AirSight Wireless IP Cameras (used as rear view cameras)
EnGenius WI-FI extender, D-Link wireless (n) modem
MagicJack Internet Phone
2012 Ford F150XLT, EcoBoost w/3.73
157" Wheel base, HD Towing Package
Our Solar Album http://www.jaycoowners.com/album.php?albumid=329