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Old 01-18-2021, 02:24 PM   #1
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Use Interstate Cellular Antenna for Weboost?

Is anyone using the roof mounted cellular antenna on late model Interstates as the "outside" antenna for weboost or surecall cell phone signal amplifiers? If so, was it successful and how'd you do it?
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Old 02-07-2021, 09:35 PM   #2
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Is anyone using the roof mounted cellular antenna on late model Interstates as the "outside" antenna for weboost or surecall cell phone signal amplifiers? If so, was it successful and how'd you do it?
Yes! And you gave me the idea so thank you! I don’t have everything permanently installed yet on the inside but I did test it and I get the same “boost” in signal (2 bars) using the Airstream antenna as I get with the WeBoost antenna. And, Airstream left an unused 12v power cable for their optional router next to the inside antenna cables so I ordered a 12V to 5V step down converter that I will use to power the WeBoost amplifier instead of the supplied 110V adapter. Win Win! Let me know if you want more details.
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Old 02-08-2021, 02:14 PM   #3
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Yes! And you gave me the idea so thank you! I don’t have everything permanently installed yet on the inside but I did test it and I get the same “boost” in signal (2 bars) using the Airstream antenna as I get with the WeBoost antenna. And, Airstream left an unused 12v power cable for their optional router next to the inside antenna cables so I ordered a 12V to 5V step down converter that I will use to power the WeBoost amplifier instead of the supplied 110V adapter. Win Win! Let me know if you want more details.
That's awesome! Would love to see some photos or detail of your install. Sounds like a very "clean" solution.
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Old 02-14-2021, 06:41 PM   #4
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So, here’s my finished install of a WeBoost Drive RV using the factory antennae and power cord in a 2021 AI 24GT.

1st picture, the bundles of cables and power cord in the upper cabinet. These are normally hanging on a hook inside the cabinet to the right.



2nd picture, the WeBoost and 12v to 5v down converter installed against the driver’s side cabinet divider. Also shows wiring on the right which goes to an inline toggle switch.




3rd picture, cabinet with the indoor antennae and inline power switch. I’ll either move the indoor antennae around when needed, or set my phone next to it and use it as as hotspot for other wireless devices.

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Old 02-15-2021, 07:42 AM   #5
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Very clean! Nice job. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 02-16-2021, 08:42 AM   #6
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Just a note, make sure to use the proper impedance cable (and antenna) - it does make a difference.
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So, here’s my finished install of a WeBoost Drive RV using the factory antennae and power cord in a 2021 AI 24GT.

1st picture, the bundles of cables and power cord in the upper cabinet. These are normally hanging on a hook inside the cabinet to the right.



2nd picture, the WeBoost and 12v to 5v down converter installed against the driver’s side cabinet divider. Also shows wiring on the right which goes to an inline toggle switch.




3rd picture, cabinet with the indoor antennae and inline power switch. I’ll either move the indoor antennae around when needed, or set my phone next to it and use it as as hotspot for other wireless devices.

Which wire did you use to connect to the weboost? I have the 2.4/5 GHZ MIMO and the 2G/3G/4G MIMO. Does it matter which one I use?
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Just a note, make sure to use the proper impedance cable (and antenna) - it does make a difference.
I have an older weboost with standard cabling. How did you connect to the smaller cables? Adapter? I have two options for the external antenna connection. Would I need to parallel them or just use one.
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