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Old 06-15-2015, 01:28 PM   #51
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I have just purchased a Engenius ENH202 for my TT which is parked at a seasonal site. We can not get any TV channels so watching the local news is not possible. Our CC internet wifi is good at times and poor at other times so I'm hoping that this will keep it more consistent. I'm not techie so I may need some assistance setting this up!

The campground has wired AP in the camp ground and having the ability to choose the less used one would be great. Looking forward to having the ability to watch a movie on a bad weather day. The Sling box idea seems fantastic as well.
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Do you know if the issue is with the signal strength to the AP? If the issue is with the backhaul, connection from the AP through router and to internet, then a Wifi booster will not help.
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Old 06-15-2015, 03:53 PM   #53
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I have just purchased a Engenius ENH202 for my TT which is parked at a seasonal site. We can not get any TV channels so watching the local news is not possible. Our CC internet wifi is good at times and poor at other times so I'm hoping that this will keep it more consistent. I'm not techie so I may need some assistance setting this up!

The campground has wired AP in the camp ground and having the ability to choose the less used one would be great. Looking forward to having the ability to watch a movie on a bad weather day. The Sling box idea seems fantastic as well.
RedHorse1 just installed his ENH202 unit:
https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f3...ifi-28085.html

If you haven't already, I would highly recommend that you take the unit into the house and set it up there and it will be ready when you hit the road. I am spoiled as the CC we stay at is set up for 25Mb from each AP, it think there are 7 AP's. For the SlingBox to work you only need 4Mb, but the picture will not be the best quality at that data rate.

Keep us informed as to how it is going.

Like you mentioned, picking the least used AP is great. I usually set the units Tx/RX settings to the max and work my way down. We have the SlingBox Solo at home so DW can watch all her recorded shows in the TT and I get to watch the TB Rays ball games, along with the Hurricane forecasts.

So, what have I added to the TT for this year's 3 month vacation? Since I am a late night person, I built a A Raspberry Pi2 Media Center running KODI (LINUX OS) with Wi-Fi connectivity. I copied all my DVD's (183) to a 3TB portable hard drive in MAKE MKV format and they play great. I also have about 50 music CD's copied to the HD. There are a lot of Internet TV programs, music programs that it links to... The Raspberry Pi 2, inside the case is about 4"x2" case with HDMI output, 4USB ports.. (2 are used for mouse/kybd, and wireless Wi-Fi), RJ45 Internet Connection, Audio jack, the nice part is that it is powered off of the Tv's USB port... AND A 40 pin interface for sensors and other inputs/outputs... so let the fun begin. After the vacation is over, I will move it back into the house.

It would be great for the kids on those RAINY days.

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RedHorse1 just installed his ENH202 unit:
https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f3...ifi-28085.html

If you haven't already, I would highly recommend that you take the unit into the house and set it up there and it will be ready when you hit the road. I am spoiled as the CC we stay at is set up for 25Mb from each AP, it think there are 7 AP's. For the SlingBox to work you only need 4Mb, but the picture will not be the best quality at that data rate.

Keep us informed as to how it is going.

Like you mentioned, picking the least used AP is great. I usually set the units Tx/RX settings to the max and work my way down. We have the SlingBox Solo at home so DW can watch all her recorded shows in the TT and I get to watch the TB Rays ball games, along with the Hurricane forecasts.

So, what have I added to the TT for this year's 3 month vacation? Since I am a late night person, I built a A Raspberry Pi2 Media Center running KODI (LINUX OS) with Wi-Fi connectivity. I copied all my DVD's (183) to a 3TB portable hard drive in MAKE MKV format and they play great. I also have about 50 music CD's copied to the HD. There are a lot of Internet TV programs, music programs that it links to... The Raspberry Pi 2, inside the case is about 4"x2" case with HDMI output, 4USB ports.. (2 are used for mouse/kybd, and wireless Wi-Fi), RJ45 Internet Connection, Audio jack, the nice part is that it is powered off of the Tv's USB port... AND A 40 pin interface for sensors and other inputs/outputs... so let the fun begin. After the vacation is over, I will move it back into the house.

It would be great for the kids on those RAINY days.

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Don thanks.

I will get the unit in about 8 days or so. I ordered it from Amazon.com.

I will set it up at home and then take it to the trailer as per your advice. The signal I get currently at the trailer is ok, but I know that the access point located at the area of the open sites for rentals would have very few trailers hooked up to it as it would only have an average of 6 or so trailers there at any given time as the CC is more locally used and people generally stay for a night while traveling across Canada.

The CC updated their internet as they hard wired all of the access points. I was able to stream video on you tube this weekend with only the odd interrupt of the stream. Last year I could not do this. I think that me using the set up that you and a few others have will enhance the signal and would allow me to get the signal required to purchase a sling box.

I will be retiring in a few years as well, so investing in this set up will allow me to have my local stations available to me while on the road...without the cost of a satellite dish and receiver.

I do not have the technical ability at this point to set up things like you have but I'm a quick study!
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Old 06-16-2015, 04:12 PM   #55
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I just bought a Engenius EUB9603H to hopefully give me some extended range. I am tired of having to move around in my unit to get the WIFI to work when I am work camping. The reason I went with this vs the above was primarily for ease of use since it is windows controlled through the USB and portable. Most of the time I use my laptop and that is my primary reason for the need to be connected. The MIFI is good, but I don't use it enough and Verizon is killing me on fees.
The EUB9603H gets good reviews and has the option for an external antenna to reach further distance. While I do not expect it to be at the caliber of some of you above, it should get me what I need when I need it. Also I can take it with me while traveling for work or pleasure which is also a huge plus for me. That is where I need it 90% of the time.
I will report after using it in the coming weeks. Tough to find one of these, but lucked out.
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Also I can take it with me while traveling for work or pleasure which is also a huge plus for me. That is where I need it 90% of the time.
I will report after using it in the coming weeks. Tough to find one of these, but lucked out.
I used to travel doing hospital audits along the Florida east coast and California. I would pull into a major motel parking lot and use their Wi-Fi signals, same for McDonald's, Starbucks..... Worked GREAT. Looking forward, I would look into the external antenna for your unit. We are spoiled now...

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Update on my EUB9603H. Fairly easy install and use. The unit can switch between password protected AP and station use which I like. I went out to my unit this AM to test the AP feature with my ROKU and it worked great. Pulled my house signal in which my ROKU could never do due to the distance. I was able to get a stream in there on Netflix and surf the web with my laptop at the same time. I can see where an external antenna would be benneficial and have a few ideas on where I might mount one, but that will be after a trial run with it on my upcoming trip as is.

I can walk around the property and have a minimum 90% signal at 100+ feet with three walls in between. Never had that kind of coverage before. So overall I am happy with my purchase and this should solve my WIFI issues on the laptop giving me more freedom when traveling.

This unit needs 2 free USB's to work as an FYI.
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I have one question on all of this. It sounds like a great idea, and Im sure I can make it work...but how do you handle going to campgrounds that require you to actually authenticate through a browser to get external DNS? Any CG I have been to gives you a code, 1 per device as needed, you connect to the wireless network detected, yeah you see a signal, but you need to open IE or Chrome to get to their guest page to sign in.
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I have yet been to any CG that restricted you to one connection, but with the extended Wi-Fi your TT's wireless router will be your single connection and each of your other Wi-Fi devices will connect through it and be transparent to the AP/server. They usually use the mac address to isolate a single device.
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I was at a campground this year that had separate codes for each device
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