Togo roadlink C2
Has anybody already installed the Togo Roadlink System on an Airstream Travel Trailer?
What DC Connection do work?
Does the Router Signal penetrate the Alu Skin ?
Togo Roadlink - ATT
I see this thread has been up since Feb 2018, has nobody had any experience to share? We are very interested as well.
Has Anyone got ToGo working on their Airstream?
Another 22 days has gone buy since last post and no replies.
I am also wondering if anyone has got ToGo Working with their Airstream.
We are picking our first Airstream next Wednesday. It is a 2020 Serenity 30 RBQ. The dealer is installing the TOGO system for us. Everything I’ve read on other forums sounds positive. I’ll let you know how it works after we get it up and running.
What is the best way to install the ToGo?
Has anyone tried to install one without drilling holes in the roof? Could it be attached to the roof with adhesive?
ToGo on a pole
I plan to put the ToGo on a pole.
I am not sure how the ToGo will transmit WiFi through the Sky Light / Windows.
But willing to experiment.
One huge benefit:
It only weighs about 4 lbs.
So, up on a pole, all I have to run is 12 volt. (and maybe three guy wires)
Benefit: It avoids all the feedback problems of Amplifiers with an internal and external antenna on the same frequencies.
Put the LTE Modem up as High as possible.
Get all the benefits of 2x2 MIMO.
Get all the benefits of "unlimited" data.
Worth a try.
Since you are on this thread, maybe you have good input over on the "Weboost Question" thread.
I value your input.
Did I mention:
Welding an aluminum bracket to securely mount the ToGo to the pole!
Category 4 Modem
For those following this Thread:
Definitely be cautious about drilling holes in your Airstream for a Category 4 LTE modem.
With Category 16 / 18 modems already on the market, and more to come.
Be a bit cautious about permanently installing anything that is already old technology.
What is the big difference between Category 4 and Category 16/18, and what does it mean to us Airstreamers
Want Throughput: Then aggregate multiple carriers when possible.
By Carriers, we do not mean aggregate AT&T and VzW, we mean aggregate 700, plus AWS/PCS.
Throughput speeds take advantage of multiple carriers on the same VzW or AT&T network.
Only works if you have a good LTE coverage to begin with. Typically provides no benefit in rural areas where AWS and PCS are distance limited and not getting to the campground in the first place.
Anyone know if Carrier aggregation between 700 and 850 is available yet?
My wife and I recently purchased our first airstream. This is exactly the same idea I had to avoid drilling into the roof of the airstream. I'm excited to see how you make out and if you've been able to install yours.
The TOGO system is based on the same type of installation that Airstream is using for their connect system. The TOGO puts the router on the roof in the "round box". All you have to supply is the 12v power.
On a pole??? This thing is like 18" around! MIMO antennas work fine at 9 feet up. I'm not sure you will gain anything.
The ATT account is the same as the Airstream account. The TOGO uses a wireless router that only fault is the 2.4 Ghz radio. Why manufacturers keep slowing these things down is beyond me.
I have the connect system in my Classic and you should not worry about getting a WiFi signal through the skin of the trailer. Many of us have added a second router (5 Ghz) to the Peplink modem to improve speeds. My $17 router transmits 100 feet outside my trailer with no problems at all.
Inside the TOGO "box" is a circuit board that has a LAN connection that you could actually add a duel band router to. It could just sit in the box on the roof. The 5 Ghz band would give you twice the speed as the 2.4 Ghz. The 2.4 Ghz will travel further, but heck, you would be very close most of the time.
The TOGO is a winner in my opinion even though it is not an industrial strength modem like the Peplink. And as we learned about the Peplink, it is not on the leading edge of technology either. But they work very very well in this environment. It also is a fraction of the cost of the Airstream solution.
Trying to avoid drilling holes
My focus is to not drill holes for technology that is changing so rapidly.
The Tripod is only 12 feet, so for all practical purposes about the same as the 9 feet on top of the roof, so negligible benefit.
And the tripod is a hassle versus something permanently installed.
Tripod starts to shine when using Directional antenna.
I see the ToGo as fairly short lived based on the changing technology.
ToGo to get the AT&T Plan
I probably would not of bought the ToGo, if I could of gotten the AT&T $360 per year unlimited on a Nighthawk.
Getting the WiFI router was a plus for the ToGo. Maybe that is what pushed me over the edge to buy it.
Being able to get a WiFi higher up outside of the trailer for Campground WiFi as WAN seems attractive. Pulling in remote WiFi inside the trailer has been more miss than hit.
I would prefer the ToGo to use 2.4 GHz as WAN and 5.8 for local, but that is wishful thinking.
I’ve been connected to our new TOGO Internet access for about 2 hours and here’s what I know so far.
Install was done by North Trails RV. Tech that installed said he used butyl tape and screws. He said butyl tape would have probably been enough.
App and connecting was not bad but not great. The app is a little clunky and not too intuitive. But it is functional. Make sure you get the number on the SIM card. You will need them to setup service with ATT.
The ATT online portion was easy. Input the ICC and SIM numbers. Give them $360 and that’s about it.
Then back to TOGO app and connect to network. 30 minutes or so to fumble around getting all the numbers and working through the app. And then it worked.
Inside speed are consistently 14 mbps up and down. We are in Fort Myers and my ATT phone has 2 bars of coverage.
So far, I’m thrilled with TOGO.
That is great throughput. Now would be a great time for a road test. :wally:
Any chance you could post pictures of the install?
This is the side view of the install. Not much to see. Only an on/off rocker switch by the TV.
The Bottom is not Flat
For those considering adhesive,
See photo below.
The bottom is not flat.
Let me re-phrase that: It is flat, but made up of a series of ridges for structural integrity, so the tops of the ridges form a flat surface, but there is not much bonding surface for adhesive mount.
She wants To Go.
Or just any square or circle on the floor must be sat upon........After all,
that is the code of the cat.
Here is first bit that I find interesting. (See Screen Shot)
I would expect to see RSRP, SINR, and RSRQ, Because I like those sort of things.
I guess I have been demoted from geek cubed back to geek squared (for those that have been reading the thread WeBoost Question)
See attached what it shows for LTE Signal Strength.
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