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Old 10-15-2011, 10:21 AM   #71
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Originally Posted by zenarmy
so.... we are heading out on a year long tour and we MUST have internet access

Wireless cards will not provide enough coverage
so Satellite will have to be the way

I am having a hard time figuring out HOW to do it? we do not want to mount it and we have a tripod just need to figure out what service works and how to get it..

PLEASE advise Thanks!!!!!

For what is worth, we traveled from Texas to Alaska covering the central and west of the lower 48 and Canada with a Verizon USB modem hooked to a cheap antenna and we had coverage almost all the time. I areas with one bar...I tested by disconnecting the antenna, and sure bars and no connection. So an antenna is crucial if you are in remote areas ( Arizona and Utah dessert for us).
We recently updated to a Verizon 4g hot spot that has a port for an external antenna, so we can take advantage of better speeds in urban areas.

Hope this helps!

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Old 10-16-2011, 05:12 PM   #72
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Originally Posted by missysanford View Post
Ahhh so I see. I'll bet two years ago it was quite difficult to get service on the road.
Oh, not really. If I remember correctly I got my Verizon wireless internet service in 2007 (nearly 5 years ago) and found I had "broadband access" (EVDO Rev A) coverage almost everywhere, back then. And you had what Verizon calls "national access", data sent in plain old CDMA voice packets, anywhere you had digital cell phone coverage.

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Old 11-04-2011, 07:48 PM   #73
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We use a WiFiRanger Pro, and a WFRBoost. We have a 3G phone for when Public WiFi is not available, but 80% of the time we surf via the WFRBoost's connection to some open WiFi. has info
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Old 12-30-2011, 09:00 PM   #74
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Originally Posted by kshogan View Post
We use a WiFiRanger Pro, and a WFRBoost. We have a 3G phone for when Public WiFi is not available, but 80% of the time we surf via the WFRBoost's connection to some open WiFi. has info
@Kshogan: We're looking at purchasing a similar setup. Was it a hassle to install the antenna on the roof? Where did you run the cable?
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Old 12-30-2011, 11:23 PM   #75
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We hooked to the Batwing. If you get the Pro Mobile kit, it has the hardware to install onto the batwing.

Cabling is a pain, but here's where I did mine. I have a 03 International. Next to the shoilet is a false wall where the vents go up. I snaked the cable down next to the vent pipe, and re-RTVd it. I then popped it out down my the desk. The WiFiRanger forum has some pictures here.

There's also an OEM kit available that puts things all in the wall. You have to order that special, as it will only ship on new Airstreams in 2012.

Full disclosure! I've worked for WiFiRanger for some time, but have an airstream and needed the WiFiRanger for the miles we used it, so please filter appropriately.

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