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Old 01-31-2017, 05:49 PM   #1
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cell service and internet not available at campsite

So I am a newbie. I ordered a Jayflight 38 FDDS. The camp site we are using this year has WiFi but only around their office which is a couple hundred yards from my camp site approximately. The cell service is about a mile and a half away. By the way I have Verizon. My question is there anything I can purchase to acquire that cell service as in a stronger antenna or something to grab the WiFi from the office area? Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 01-31-2017, 05:55 PM   #2
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I am dealing with this as well! I found a website called simplewifi.com that has a kit that I hear is very easy to install and set up. I have emailed the company directly because I had the exact same problem as you and this kit should solve the problem. It is around $200 for everything you will need.


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Old 01-31-2017, 05:57 PM   #3
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Oh yeah you will need a clear line of site to the office with wifi from your wifi antenna.


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We have a Wi-Fi Extender Social Community here on the form if you are interested. Click on Community in the gold bar above, then Social Group, and scroll down to find Wi-Fi Signal Extenders

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so the way my campsite is set up is the office is up on top of the hill and the camp sites are down below. not a steep hill but never the less a slope. do you think I would still be able to use one of these to get the wifi to my trailer?
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so the way my campsite is set up is the office is up on top of the hill and the camp sites are down below. not a steep hill but never the less a slope. do you think I would still be able to use one of these to get the wifi to my trailer?
I have been able to get the signal form the CG offices in a few CG's (not all), but it was a clear line of site and a big picture window facing my TT. I could get on line and check my email, websites were slow. It really depends where that Wi-Fi router is inside the office.

Each mfr is different when it comes to how much power they have (within FCC limits). In Colorado, I was able to stream video (Tampa Bay Rays ball game) from a Home Depot store that was about 1.5 miles away. Each night at midnight, I had to re-log back into their server. I spend enough $$$ in their stores each year so I do not feel bad about using their connection. It was on a ridge in plain sight. They do work. If you put trees or buildings between you and the AP, all bets are off.

They work great in CG's where the AP may be 100 yards away. If you are in a CG that has old equipment, a 10-20Mb data plan, or a lot of campers playing games, surfing the web..... you will get a stronger signal (less errors) but as for the speed it will not help

I keep the TT next to the house and keep the EnGenius Wi-Fi signal extender running 24/7 as I use the internet in the back yard, Pandora.....

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On the Cell Phone side, check out Weboost: https://www.weboost.com/
they have a cell booster specifically made for RV's. They also have them for your TV.

Neither are cheap.

You might find it cheaper to offer to buy the Campground a WiFi access point and mount it outside the office on a pole or something.
But even with a good Router or Access point, if they don't have a great DSL or Cable connection it won't matter. It's amazing how many campgrounds by a 2gb DSL connection from Ma Bell and then are suprised when their guest complain because they are getting incredibly slow internet - it's because 20 of their fellow campers are all trying to stream a netflix movie on a tiny pipe.
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Many cg's had a adequate wifi system or got one as soon as people started complaining. I find that the majority of them do not have the bandwidth to meet all the needs that our multiple devices and appetite for getting info from the many sources now available.

I usually use them for email and some low impact net surfing. Watching movies online and such bogs most every one down because 50 more are doing the same thing.
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Old 02-01-2017, 06:42 AM   #9
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Ok...so how about this. My trailer says it is pre wired for Satellite / cable hook up. Is there anything I can plug into that to get wifi? Either from the campground or some other way as in a booster? I am trying to avoid putting holes in a brand new trailer for several reason ...one being if a leak developed and destroys something Jayco and rightfully so can I caused it, and also do not want to go through all that just for a chance that maybe it works. I am fine with buying the equipment but not making holes in the trailer to run cable. Thoughts?
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Go to this post.... it discusses Satellite Internet access.


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