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Old 07-28-2015, 11:19 PM   #15
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I run both a Wifi Ranger with external Sky unit and a wilson 4G LTE booster / verizon jetpack.

The wifi ranger (via external sky antenna) will pickup wifi from pretty far away (2,500 feet is what they claim). The internet is most parks I stay at is bandwidth limited to 1Mbit/s... so you can just barely stream a low-resolution netflix movie if you adjust your netflix bandwidth to SD.

The wifi ranger provides a secure internal network for the trailer inside via a little router that I mounted in a cabinet next to the fridge. The router also supplies power over ethernet to the wifi Sky antenna which I mounted to the top of the fridge vent.

I also mounted the wilson booster antenna to the top of the fridge vent...

the jetpack gets tethered to the internal router via USB, and the wilson booster has a cable that plugs into the jetpack antenna port...

The wifi ranger router software is pretty slick... you can automatically fail-over from wifi-to-LTE and you can also load balance between the 2 internet connections if you want to leverage campground wifi for some bandwidth and limit data usage.

Overall the install was quite simple an straight forward... I did have to remove the fridge to feed the wires up through the vent but that was a better plan vs. drilling holes in the roof


wifi ranger external sky antenna: https://www.wifiranger.com/solutions.../7-rv-wifi-sky

wifi ranger Go2 internal router with LTE tethering support: https://www.wifiranger.com/solutions.../6-rv-wifi-go2

wilson LTE amplifier: http://www.wilsonsignalbooster.com/w...-carriers.html
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Old 07-28-2015, 11:47 PM   #16
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I have unlimited data on my Verizon phone but usually cannot get much of a signal inside the Airstream. I was told by Verizon that I could turn on my hotspot for an additional $20/ month.
Before I upgraded my phone last November I used an app called FoxFi for my Android phone to set it up as a hotspot. It actually worked very well and you don't have to pay the $20/mo to Verizon.
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Old 08-08-2015, 12:09 PM   #17
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Overall the install was quite simple an straight forward... I did have to remove the fridge to feed the wires up through the vent but that was a better plan vs. drilling holes in the roof

I'm scoping out a similar setup on my 27fb, but I'm having trouble understanding what happens after you feed the antenna cables though the fridge vent.

1. Where did you mount the Go2 and Weboost amplifier?
2. Where does the Internal Weboost antenna get mounted after that?
3. Is the fridge removal hard, can it be done alone?

I've found pictures of the vent being taken apart, but not much about the inside setup.
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Old 08-08-2015, 12:57 PM   #18
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I ran mine down into the over head cabinet, not the fridge vent. So all my equipment is in there.
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Old 08-09-2015, 12:07 AM   #19
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Bold, the over head cabinet over the dining table? That sounds like an ideal place to store the SOHO and Weboost with easy access to 12volt and 120volt outlets, how are you running the two cables from the omni and yagi antennas?

I was automatically attracted to the "no new permanent holes" option and wondering if the cabinet above the fridge could house the router and booster. I would then need to tap power, from behind the TV perhaps?
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Old 08-09-2015, 09:42 AM   #21
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I'm intrigued please tell me more:

1. Is that perfectly cut hole for the light inside the cabinet?
2. Where does the white cable run inside after that?
3. Do you have two cables for two antennas? Does that get routed all the way to the Winegard mast?
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My wife and I purchased a Rogue Wave Pro antenna and use it in conjunction with our airport extreme base station. The antenna works up to 7 miles line of sight and pulls in approximately 30 networks give or take. www.wavewifi.com
With that system fails to work we rely on our Wilson booster with antenna mounted on the roof to send a hotspot to whatever else we need.
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I'm glad this works for you! Our experience of campground WiFi networks (awful) led us to focus on cellular connectivity instead.
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