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Old 06-29-2020, 08:21 PM   #1
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RV Internet/WiFi??

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Does anyone have experience with wifi hotspots or antenna boasters for RV? Iím looking to improve my WiFi signal when out camping.

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Old 06-29-2020, 10:25 PM   #2
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The last site I camped at had zero signal, had to drive 2 miles to pull up one bar on my phone. Nothing would help except for a satellite phone.

I like places like that to disconnect and enjoy the surroundings.

With regards to your question the are boosters and repeaters that can enhance a signal. You can build a simple wifi antenna to focus on an existing signal. These are dependent upon an existing signal.
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Hi All,

Does anyone have experience with wifi hotspots or antenna boasters for RV? I’m looking to improve my WiFi signal when out camping.

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Your best bet is to get a cell phone booster, instead of a WiFi booster. If you find WiFi in a campground, odds are it will be slow and overloaded. You're better off getting a cell booster, and hotspotting off of it for other devices. The Weboost systems are popular here.
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Old 06-29-2020, 11:18 PM   #4
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I agree with the hotspot/cell booster approach. This will be much more reliable and faster speeds.


I've goofed with a number of WiFi repeaters/extenders. And recently decided to roll my own w/ a Raspberry Pi. The most popular RV repeater out there seems to be the WiFi Ranger, but I can't see spending hundreds of bucks to repeat an already cr*ppy signal and make it cr*ppier.




Hotspot with a cell booster means you'll have good internet while driving too. WiFi extenders will work only while you're parked and parked outside someplace with decent WiFi.
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Old 06-30-2020, 08:26 AM   #5
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When we bought the Accolade Had the dealer install the Winegard Connect 2 4G LTE system. It boosts Wifi as well as connects through 4G LTE on Winegard, AT&T or Verizion plans depending on the SIM card installed.

We are happy with the system.
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I didn't get through this video, but this might answer your questions:

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Last year I added a weBoost Drive 4G-X OTR. This is a signal booster and it's a good addition. Where there is no signal AT ALL however, it's no help. I mount it on an extendable pole outside my trailer. The extra height substantially improves reception in many locations.
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Might be worth reaching out to Slopoke. He has some experience, see this recent post of his.

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f...ess-77061.html
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I have a WeBoost in my house and it works great. I went from 1 bar and dropped calls to 4g/lte. My house is much like an RV in that I have metal siding and roof. Good at blocking signals.
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We just installed a pepwave wifi/cellular router and a poynting antenna. Works wonders with a 500GB data plan.
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