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Old 01-10-2021, 09:39 AM   #1
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Pepwave / Connected Power Wiring - Help

We just got a 2021 Globetrotter and bought a Pepwave/Poynting combo from MobileMustHave (awesome!).

The AS comes pre-wired with antenna cable, roof outlet and power cables in the front overhead compartment.

Iím a total newbie to RV electronics and I was wondering if anyone can help me to plug in the modem correctly.

On the image below you see all cables in the cabinet. The purple ones are marked SPKR and the other for compartment lights.
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Old 01-10-2021, 11:54 AM   #2
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Use a multimeter to check but normally the white white is the ground wire.

I have my pepwave router connected to the 12v connection similar to what you are looking at.

I would also suggest wiring it to a 12v switch so you can cut power when you are traveling if you don't want it on.

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Old 01-11-2021, 12:24 AM   #3
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Use a multimeter to check but normally the white white is the ground wire.

I have my pepwave router connected to the 12v connection similar to what you are looking at.

I would also suggest wiring it to a 12v switch so you can cut power when you are traveling if you don't want it on.

Here is what mine looks like installed. Attachment 386663Attachment 386668Attachment 386669
Thank you that was really helpful. Our bed is in the front, so the modem is on the opposite side of the media cabinet, which is a shame.

Can I ask what you use the ethernet cable for?
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Old 01-11-2021, 09:28 AM   #4
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That cable is connected to a MikroTik Groove Router Board for grabbing wifi.

While the pepwave can do this as well it tends to slow things down so I have the pepwave configured to only broadcast wifi and the MikroTik is set to grab wifi signals if there was s a good connection around.

As you know most campground wifi is crappy but sometimes you find a good one.
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Old 01-13-2021, 06:35 AM   #5
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That cable is connected to a MikroTik Groove Router Board for grabbing wifi.

While the pepwave can do this as well it tends to slow things down so I have the pepwave configured to only broadcast wifi and the MikroTik is set to grab wifi signals if there was s a good connection around.

As you know most campground wifi is crappy but sometimes you find a good one.
That makes sense. Actually I was wondering how to deal with the wifi broadcasting inside the Airstream. If I have both Wifi ports connected to the outside antenna to grab a wifi signal outside, how does the modem broadcast the wifi inside? I just tried removing one antenna cable and attaching the stock plastic antenna to the Wifi B Port but both the 2.4 and 5Ghz Scans donít produce any results now.

I saw Pepwave sells the AP One Mini which basically is just a wifi extender for inside. What do you recommend?
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Old 01-13-2021, 10:30 PM   #6
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Your inside wifi signal is an internal broadcast. The screw posts are for blade antennas OR external antennas reception of cell and wifi signals.
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Old 01-13-2021, 11:39 PM   #7
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Your inside wifi signal is an internal broadcast. The screw posts are for blade antennas OR external antennas reception of cell and wifi signals.
Gotcha, so the internal broadcast doesnít have a physical/visible antenna correct?
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Gotcha, so the internal broadcast doesnít have a physical/visible antenna correct?


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