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Old 01-23-2019, 05:00 PM   #1
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Winegard ConnecT 2.0 Question

I am possibly interested in the Winegard ConnecT 2.0 WiFi extender. If anyone has any direct info on it, I'd love to discuss it with you.


Note: I am NOT interested in using the SIM card function to connect to the internet over the Cellular network. I have a hotspot in my truck for that, should I want to do that.


I simply want to use the park's WiFi, which I'm having a terrible time using at this park (Here till end of March), and usually at most other parks too. I don't want to get into a discussion of whether Cellular or WiFi connection is better, safer, or more secure. I simply want to connect to the park's WiFi when most times (like now) I have a poor connection.


I also want to connect two laptops AND two smartphones. Normally (such as at home), that requires a router. However, routers require a physical connection to the internet (ISP) and I don't have that at a campground. The ConnecT 2.0 is the first device I've found that connects to the campground WiFi wirelessly and then also acts as a multi-device router for devices inside the trailer.



A friend is wanting me to simply get a cheap WiFi antenna/extender, but I can't figure out how that would work for 4 devices, as it's not actually a router (although he somehow thinks it is).


Any education on this would be helpful. I can't promise I can get back to read this, since it's this issue (poor Wifi connection) that is also keeping me from being able to post or read much here!

Thanks.
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Old 01-23-2019, 07:40 PM   #2
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If you're not going to use the cell phone side, they sell a connecT 2.0 with just the wifi antennas in it. Last time I looked, it was $199.
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Old 01-23-2019, 08:18 PM   #3
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I have the WiFi Ranger Sky 3. It works well, it is a router, and I routinely run phone, tablets, and computers through it. It’s less expensive than the Winegard system because it doesn’t have any data hardware built in to it...just a simple router that’s installed on the roof and runs off 12V DC.
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Old 01-24-2019, 11:42 AM   #4
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ConnecT 2.0 is $185.61 from 4WheelOnline via Amazon. WiFi Ranger Sky 3 has bad reviews on Amazon and costs more.



Does seem that both maybe do about the same thing, or try to.
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Camp Pro Works

We have a "Camp Pro" kit from Alfa, sold through www.technorv.com. We got it second-hand at a CG flea market. LOVE it compared to prior experience. They now market "Camp Pro II". Don't know what's different. The prior owner put the antenna at the end of a 7' length of PVC pipe, and added a large suction cup at the other end. We clamp this to the exterior of the rig when we get to camp so the antenna is at the top of our rig, and run the feed wire thru a window. It IS a router, which you have to connect/sign in to the local wi-fi at each CG, but once that's done all our devices connect to the (same) router we use at each site. We don't try video feeds, but everything else (like Facebook) works great.
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