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Old 03-06-2016, 06:07 PM   #29
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Has anyone had Bay Area Airstream Adventures do this install?
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Old 03-06-2016, 06:49 PM   #30
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Sounds like Airstream Adventures did the install so I should be able to get Bay Area Adventures to hook up with them.


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May I ask who did your install? Local Airstream dealer?
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Old 03-06-2016, 07:27 PM   #31
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WeBoost devices have two antennas. One External and One internal. I don't think there are any data lonely boosters. As to 'slapping on a hotspot' maybe you can elaborate on your question. Not sure what you mean.
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Old 03-07-2016, 07:27 AM   #32
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I'm looking to do a similar install in my 25' Eddie Bauer.

If you only need the cell coverage for data (not phone calls), can't you just slap a hotspot on the internal antenna and not worry about inside/outside range?

BoldAdventure, did you setup that internal antenna so you can make phone calls?

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This is exactly what I have done. I have a Verizon MiFI, which has two antenna ports. I connect the output side of the Weboost to an antenna splitter, which then connects to the MiFi. I make all voice calls over Skype anyway so this works out perfectly for me. I keep the MiFi velcro'd to a wall inside the pantry where the weboost is also at. Works great for my needs!
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Old 03-07-2016, 07:30 AM   #33
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Do you still have the Weboost internal antenna along with the Mifi connected to the splitter? If so what cabling/connectors are needed?
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This is exactly what I have done. I have a Verizon MiFI, which has two antenna ports. I connect the output side of the Weboost to an antenna splitter, which then connects to the MiFi. I make all voice calls over Skype anyway so this works out perfectly for me. I keep the MiFi velcro'd to a wall inside the pantry where the weboost is also at. Works great for my needs!
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Old 03-07-2016, 09:11 AM   #34
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The 3G store recommended:weBoost RV 4G 60db 5-Band Repeater Kit - 470201 [700/800/1900/1700/2100mhz]

if only using parked since this one has much better inside coverage. Will still be using the Sure Call Omni antenna. Am I missing something?
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Old 03-07-2016, 09:32 AM   #35
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Just going to leave this here: http://www.air802.com/antenna-cable-...lent/?ctid2=20

Better cable, custom ends no connectors like that over priced trash from 3G store. good service, fast shipping.

If it where me, I would ignore 3GStore's advice and buy the Drive. Second the Surecall is for the external antenna, not internal. It's a better antenna then the small magnet that comes with it. If you're just parked in town though, the small one should suffice. If you're like us, out in the boonies, the Surecall is worth the investment.
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Old 03-07-2016, 10:28 AM   #36
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Also saw this one: weBoost Drive 4G-X + RV Trucker Essentials Kit | 470510-RV on the Wilson site. Starting to get pretty confusing...
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Cactus you may save money not buying the 3G kit. The kit you mention has an outdoor directional antenna. If you don't plan to use a directional AND really want to install the SureCell then you don't need it and probably can make your own bundle.
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Old 03-07-2016, 12:44 PM   #38
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Please shoot me a PM if you can help me with this large technical purchase. Thanks,
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I only have the MiFi connected.
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WeBoost devices have two antennas. One External and One internal. I don't think there are any data lonely boosters. As to 'slapping on a hotspot' maybe you can elaborate on your question. Not sure what you mean.
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I was just asking if the reason that people are discussing the internal antenna strength is because they want to make actual telephone calls. If you don't care about that and only want cell coverage to use the internet, then you would just put a mifi right next to the candy bar and get all the range you need via wifi. I wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something obvious.

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That is a good point. if you place the Jetpack close to the candy bar antenna you should have data throughout the trailer. Then for voice you just need to be within LOS of the candy bar.
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I was just asking if the reason that people are discussing the internal antenna strength is because they want to make actual telephone calls. If you don't care about that and only want cell coverage to use the internet, then you would just put a mifi right next to the candy bar and get all the range you need via wifi. I wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something obvious.

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For those of us less technically savvy, what does the MiFi accomplish that a hotspot on one's phone doesn't?
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