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Old 03-18-2016, 12:33 PM   #1
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The state and national parks I have visited have very limited wifi service. I have a wifi repeater-extender device that works within 30 yards or so from a wifi antenna. Is there a better way to get a wifi signal?
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Old 03-18-2016, 12:37 PM   #2
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Old 03-18-2016, 02:12 PM   #3
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Wifi Repeater/antenna is it- I'm confused by your "works within 30 yards or so". My devices can typically connect to campground access points natively at that range.

What setup do you have?
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Old 03-18-2016, 08:53 PM   #4
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If you are trying to get a better wifi signal go to www.ccrane.com. I use the super wifi antenna with router. Pull in signals that my laptop or IPad never see, works great, easy to set up.

If you can connect and it is slow may be that the available wifi does not have sufficient bandwidth to give you any type of respectable speed, in that case even an antenna system won't help much.
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Old 03-19-2016, 04:09 PM   #5
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It's been my experience with camping in State Parks in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Colorado that there is no WiFi service. In fact, at Rifle Gap State Park, CO, the cell phone service was not reliable.
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Old 03-19-2016, 09:43 PM   #6
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The state and national parks I have visited have very limited wifi service. I have a wifi repeater-extender device that works within 30 yards or so from a wifi antenna. Is there a better way to get a wifi signal?
I set up a secure wifi hotspot with one of our cell phones. I'm on Verizon (via Straight Talk) and my wife is on MetroPCS (uses T-Mobile towers). It's very rare that one of the phones can't get a signal. When that happens I put up a 30 foot cellular antenna (we carry the mast in sections made out of PCV on the rear of the trailer) and turn on our WeBoost cellular amplifier. We get cell phone service and Internet in places where no one else has service. Go to weboost.com and see what product is best for you.
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Oldbob I Have a situation, we are downsizing and moving to a smaller house, cell service is poor, how far from your RV will the weboost send a cellular signal to your phone. I have been looking for a cellular booster.
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Oldbob I Have a situation, we are downsizing and moving to a smaller house, cell service is poor, how far from your RV will the weboost send a cellular signal to your phone. I have been looking for a cellular booster.
They have a home system that would work well for you. In fact you can even bring the home system into an RV when you travel as a friend of ours does. I've seen it work where I have NO signal, enable the booster and I'll have 4 or 5 bars so it really works well. I'd say it transmits around a average sized home lot between 1/2 and 1/4 acre. weboost.com
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That would be great will look into it more when we get home. Thanks
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