Originally Posted by Alphonse
Thanks for answering Jennifer's question Adam vs. replying "search". Much appreciated.
OK, so here is my long answer instead of “Search”, Alphonse. All of which I discovered in my “Search”. Just another take on putting together a Cellular and WiFi solution:
Airstream Internet, Cellular and Satellite Solutions
Here is the list of the equipment used in my Internet and Cellular setup:
I recommend the 3GStore.com to purchase all this stuff. They are extremely helpful and I find their prices are pretty competitive.
•WeBoost 4G-X Cell booster (not the trucker version) $479
•Sure Call Omni Antenna for outside $57.99
•Wilson Flat Plate Indoor Ceiling Mount Antenna $89.99
•Wilson Ultra Low Loss 400 cable (at least 20 ft.) $41.99
•WeBoost adapters N to SMA $7.99 and Wilson SMA/N extension cable
•L-Foot 5 hole mounting brackets normally used for mounting solar panels. Get the tallest they have. You will use these to mount the Omni SureCall Antenna. They come with VHB tape on the bottom. Once stuck in place, cover the foot with SikaFlex 221. It will never go anywhere!
•1 inch X 1 inch stick down zip tie attachment points. $2.00 each. These are used to hold the antenna cables in place across the roof. They come with VHB tape on the bottom, then add a little SikaFlex 221 around them for insurance. Probably need 8 to 10 of them for both the WeBoost antenna and the WiFi Ranger antenna wires. 4 to 5 for each antenna wire run.
•EliteAC Pack FM $749. This comes complete with all the cabling you will need.
•12-volt plug to mount in your entertainment box to have power for the WeBoost and the WiFi Ranger. https://www.amazon.com/FENGWANGLI-Ma...+power+adapter
•90 degree and 270 degree angle HDMI adapters. They come in packs but I cannot remember how many of each I used. Monoprice customer support may be able to answer that question. About $6.00 per pack of 4.
•Blackbird 4k 4x2 HDMI Matrix with Slim Mountable Case and Remote Control $39.99. This allows you to have up to four inputs (Satellite, Cable TV, DVD player and Apple TV and play different inputs on your two TV’s in the trailer) THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE CELL OR WIFI SETUPS. JUST AN EXTRA DEAL IF YOU DECIDE TO PUT IN APPLE TV. The one that is in the trailer only supports two inputs which you already are using…DVD player and Cable/Sat TV.
That’s a bunch of stuff I know but it all makes sense once you have it in hand.
Here’s the installation description:
•Mount the WiFi Ranger antenna and the SureCall Omni antenna at the far ends of the trailer. You decide which you put in the front or the rear. The SureCall Omni needs to be at least 12 ft. from the Wilson Indoor Ceiling Mount antenna to prevent oscillation. My cell antenna is at the rear of the trailer and the Wilson is in the center, in front of the refrigerator and I get no oscillation at all.
•Run your antenna cables across the roof with the 1 inch by 1 inch zip tie attachments.
•Remove the refrigerator roof vent and run the antenna cables down the vent and over into the cavity between the refrigerator and the entertainment cabinet. There is an opening into the entertainment cabinet.
•Clean the surface underneath the refrigerator vent really well then put VHB tape on the mounting surface of the vent and reattach to the roof. Then SikaFlex 221 around the vent mounting surface.
•Remove the cabinet holding the DVD Player (3 screws). Drill the correct size hole for the 12 volt
receptacle and mount the receptacle. Drill another small hole to route the WiFi Ranger power wires through.
•Clamp the 12 volt
wires to the radio leads for power then clamp the WiFi Ranger power wires to the 12 volt
•Find the Satellite cable that is under the box and route it out of the box for future use. That way you don’t have to remove the box again.
•Remove the old HDMI splitter and install the monoprice splitter.
•Route your Apple TV cable up from the TV cavity into the entertainment cabinet. A little patience here and a coat hanger with duct tape will do the trick.
•Install the correct HDMI angle connectors to the monoprice splitter then reinstall all your HDMI cables. BE SURE TO MAKE A NOTE OF WHICH INPUT YOU PUT WHICH DEVICE. THESE CORRESPOND TO THE NUMBERS ON THE REMOTE TO ENABLE YOU TO SWITCH BETWEEN INPUTS AFTER YOU REINSTALL THE CABINET.
•I mounted the Wilson Indoor antenna, the WeBoost device and the WiFi Ranger router with Velcro Command Strips so I didn’t have to drill any holes.
•Turn everything on and follow the setup instructions and you should be good. Call me with any questions.
•Lew’s email is email@example.com
if you need any technical advice beyond what I wrote here. This is his install to the letter.