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Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 08-14-2015, 05:14 PM
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Posted By Gene
I'm glad I got the big discount too so I didn't...

I'm glad I got the big discount too so I didn't waste as much money. We pretty much solved our problem with Verizon's Jet Pack, but that costs even more.

Gene
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 08-13-2015, 12:23 AM
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Posted By Gene
When I mistakenly bought the WiFi Ranger several...

When I mistakenly bought the WiFi Ranger several years ago, it used the existing wiring for the TV antenna. You had to install a switch and some stuff behind the antenna plate and connect the wires....
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 07-01-2012, 01:31 PM
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Posted By Gene
We spend 5 nights at a CG with good wifi (except...

We spend 5 nights at a CG with good wifi (except bandwidth sometimes during heavy use), so I didn't bother with it. I can play with it at home anyway except for the cable issue. I want to find out...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 06-16-2012, 12:39 PM
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Posted By Gene
I have used it once and it takes quite a while to...

I have used it once and it takes quite a while to appear on the computer (computer time is different than other time—one minute on a computer is one hour in other contexts; a second is almost an...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 06-11-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 174
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Posted By Gene
There are several problems at a CG with wifi: ...

There are several problems at a CG with wifi:

1. Poor wifi set up at the CG.
2. Airstream is a metal cage which interferes with radio signals.
3. Giant RV's between you and the CG wifi...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 06-07-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 174
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Posted By Gene
Skater, Glad you go it working and are...

Skater,

Glad you go it working and are focusing on the problem.

Have you tried it with cable? Can you attach the trailer to your home TV system? I'll be at a CG with cable in a couple of...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 06-04-2012, 01:17 PM
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Posted By Gene
I've exchanged some e-mail with WFR and they...

I've exchanged some e-mail with WFR and they confirmed my thoughts—Kit 2 will not allow access to the RF switch or enable you to see the on light for the red button. To use the things in the back...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 06-03-2012, 02:53 PM
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Posted By Gene
I agree, John, no particular skill is needed to...

I agree, John, no particular skill is needed to install the Sky. I didn't find it hard to install Kit 1, but I'm not sure everyone could do it. To determine which is the hot 12 v. wire behind the...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 06-03-2012, 12:22 PM
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Posted By Gene
Skater, did you get yours to work yet? I am...

Skater, did you get yours to work yet?

I am still waiting for WFR to explain how the lights and switches on Kit 2 have any purpose if they are located behind the wall plate.

I have still not...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 05-29-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 20,500
Posted By Gene
Thanks for your reply. I doubt the Kit 2 will...

Thanks for your reply. I doubt the Kit 2 will easily fit behind the wall plate with all the other wires back there. I probably should have drilled the hole through the plate lower. I had a...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 05-28-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 174
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Posted By Gene
After 5 nights at a CG, I have to say the Sky is...

After 5 nights at a CG, I have to say the Sky is a beta product. That we have to keep asking questions means the instructions are incomplete.

I don't know what it didn't work at first. ...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 05-21-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 20,500
Posted By Gene
I looked at the 2nd kit. Does the red button...

I looked at the 2nd kit. Does the red button indicate whether it is on or off? The slide switch on the metal part seems to provide power to the Sky unit while not interfering with cable if I...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 05-19-2012, 08:14 PM
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Posted By Gene
Thanks guys. I'll try that once we get settled...

Thanks guys. I'll try that once we get settled in a CG tomorrow. I'll have the laptop too, so I can try them both. I'm in a better mood after a nap.

No drilling rigs for me in Texas or...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 05-19-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 174
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Posted By Gene
I installed and it doesn't work. Mine has a red...

I installed and it doesn't work. Mine has a red button and I can't tell if it is on or off. A toggle switch would have been better or a button that stays in when on or a lighted button. The...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 05-01-2012, 10:37 AM
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Posted By Gene
No wonder I forgot I started it. I didn't. When...

No wonder I forgot I started it. I didn't. When they split the threads my name was the first on this one. At least I have some memory left about something.

Gene
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 05-01-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 174
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Posted By Gene
I just got the message about the split and...

I just got the message about the split and noticed I started the thread. I forgot that.

Thanks to those who are installing this so the rest of us can understand what to do.

Gene
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 04-30-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 20,500
Posted By Gene
Or one that lights up when on. That is easier to...

Or one that lights up when on. That is easier to remember and more noticeable. In our trailer the TV covers most of that area and reaching the wall plate for the antenna is a stretch, so making it...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 04-27-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 20,500
Posted By Gene
Receiving a signal and using it are two different...

Receiving a signal and using it are two different things. Anybody within range of a transmitter would be a criminal if just receiving it was a crime.

The signal isn't free even if open if the...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 04-23-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 20,500
Posted By Gene
I learned this from azflycaster (Richard)—raise...

I learned this from azflycaster (Richard)—raise antenna, turn antenna 90˚ over edge of trailer, lower antenna—then it will be much easier to reach.

Doesn't the Retrofit kit also isolate the...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 04-20-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 20,500
Posted By Gene
The WFR Sky arrived today, not by airplane, but...

The WFR Sky arrived today, not by airplane, but by UPS truck. It included the Retrofit kit, presumably because they knew I'd need it. One day I will install it, but will not be able to test for...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 04-20-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 20,500
Posted By Gene
Was that airplane the one that delivers the...

Was that airplane the one that delivers the product?

Gene
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 04-19-2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 20,500
Posted By Gene
Me too. Gene

Me too.

Gene
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 04-17-2012, 10:18 AM
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Posted By Gene
It is a small company and they have to make them....

It is a small company and they have to make them. I expect it will take a while.

Gene
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 04-08-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 20,500
Posted By Gene
Kelly, since you have an Airstream demonstrator,...

Kelly, since you have an Airstream demonstrator, maybe you should sign up for the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta to show off your products. I don't know there is any free wifi anyone could get there...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 04-07-2012, 08:41 AM
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Views: 20,500
Posted By Gene
Exactly. The link in the post takes you to the...

Exactly. The link in the post takes you to the Sky + internal router (which can be used at home too I suppose if you need wifi boost there), but if you go to the WFR website home page and eventually...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 04-06-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 20,500
Posted By Gene
I just ordered. Now dinner time. Gene

I just ordered. Now dinner time.

Gene
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 04-06-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 174
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Posted By Gene
Kelly, thanks for the discount. My wife has...

Kelly, thanks for the discount. My wife has approved the purchase.

The Sensar Pro looks cool, but not sure why I need it. I like the read outs but I can fiddle with the antenna and should get...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 04-06-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 20,500
Posted By Gene
He is the guy who invented it. He posts on other...

He is the guy who invented it. He posts on other websites also as WFR. I found them and him by Googling.

Gene
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 04-06-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 20,500
Posted By Gene
That is the stopper for a lot of people. I...

That is the stopper for a lot of people. I believe in all newer Airstreams the TV antenna booster has to be off for cable to work regardless of whether there is an over the air channel or not. So,...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 04-05-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 20,500
Posted By Gene
And TB isn't a disease anymore. Damn names and...

And TB isn't a disease anymore. Damn names and acronyms change too often.

Vaguely connected to nomenclature, the very young guy I talked to at WFR had never heard of kilocycles or megacycles. He...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 04-05-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 20,500
Posted By Gene
My understanding is that all you need is the...

My understanding is that all you need is the router on the Winegard antenna. You will have to use a password to keep that guy in the MH next to you from latching onto it. If you get the
Mobile,...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 04-04-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 20,500
Posted By Gene
Skater, I hate to tell you this, but I believe...

Skater, I hate to tell you this, but I believe "this" to be the batwing.

Gene
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 04-04-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 20,500
Posted By Gene
It might be adaptable to other ones so long as...

It might be adaptable to other ones so long as you can get 12 v. to the Sky router. Check with WFR.

Gene
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 04-04-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 20,500
Posted By Gene
Yes, cost is a factor. The "Presidents' Day"...

Yes, cost is a factor. The "Presidents' Day" sale extended until a week or two ago. The WFR Sky was $200 and they included a 2nd router (I guess it is the original router) for use at home. It is...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 04-04-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 20,500
Posted By Gene
I just talked to Brian from WFR. He was very...

I just talked to Brian from WFR. He was very helpful.

I had the whole idea of the Sky backwards or inside out or something. The box that mounts on the Winegard antenna is a wireless router. It,...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 04-01-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 20,500
Posted By Gene
I like your goal, but I will have to use a ladder...

I like your goal, but I will have to use a ladder to get to the batwing antenna unless you supply pogo sticks too.

Sounds like there is no way around the cable TV problem unless I can bypass the...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 03-31-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 20,500
Posted By Gene
Thanks for the post Ranger. A wiring diagram...

Thanks for the post Ranger. A wiring diagram specific to Airstreams would be a great help. I tried to explain the wiring I could see in my trailer and am unclear how I can attach the Sky in the...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 03-30-2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 20,500
Posted By Gene
We are all confused. I think that WFR said the...

We are all confused. I think that WFR said the Sky would work, but maybe I am mistaken. The idea, as I understood it, was that the wifi signal was intercepted before the TV antenna booster, so it...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 03-30-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 20,500
Posted By Gene
This is the response I got from Wifi Ranger about...

This is the response I got from Wifi Ranger about the cable connection and the antenna booster. I can't say I understand it.

"The WiFiRanger Sky does not affect the TV, as the Coax going up to...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 03-30-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 20,500
Posted By Gene
Zigi, I think you understand it better than I. I...

Zigi, I think you understand it better than I. I too don't want to run another cable, but may have to—down the fridge vent and then into the trailer is the best way I think. This, of course, only...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 03-30-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 20,500
Posted By Gene
I have some e-mails from the WifiRanger people...

I have some e-mails from the WifiRanger people and am trying to translate them into English. I'll have to call them eventually. But, here is what I think I understand:

The antenna for the Ranger...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 03-27-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 20,500
Posted By Gene
I'll have to ask them about that. They answered...

I'll have to ask them about that. They answered my e-mail full of questions, but I have to talk to them to really understand it. If it requires the antenna booster to be on, it is not a good...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 03-25-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 20,500
Posted By Gene
I'm going to let it rest for a while. I have to...

I'm going to let it rest for a while. I have to get ready to go to Denver in the morning and will be looking at stuff when I'm there, but need to recover from Information Overload.

I may adopt...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 03-25-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 20,500
Posted By Gene
Thanks again. It starts to become less confusing...

Thanks again. It starts to become less confusing and I appreciate the time you've taken to educate me. We have some same limits at home—cell phone barely works inside and we chose not to use it on...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 03-25-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 20,500
Posted By Gene
Idroba, thanks for trying to answer. This stuff...

Idroba, thanks for trying to answer. This stuff makes me crazy after a while. As I understand it there are two solutions for two things. Cell service which can be either voice or data plan. They...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 03-25-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 20,500
Posted By Gene
WiFi Ranger master thread

I've thought about how to get better reception on wifi. Our Verizon dumb phone works well most places, and that hasn't been a problem. I looked around a little and see there are no boosters for...
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