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Old 04-22-2018, 01:27 AM   #1
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2019 forest river forester WiFi extender ?

Does anyone know if there is a WiFi extender on the new 2019 forester?

I was reading they were standard on 2018 models Iím looking around and donít see anything. I know behind the tv in the bedroom thereís the tvonetouch box and a small switch with a WiFi antenna but it doesnít have any information on it and the one control box is screed into this small switch. When googling it looks like theirs a power switch to turn it on but I donít see anything like that in my rv? Maybe Iím missong something I know I have missed a lot and found all answers on this forum havenít seen many posts about this

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Old 04-22-2018, 03:46 PM   #2
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Found it::

So I think I got it working. I connect to my RVs WiFi via my iPhone. Once connected I hit the ! Point next to the WiFi to show me what my phones IP address was. It said it was 192.168.1.100. So Iím a web browser on my phone I typed 192.168.1.2 and it asked me for a username and password. Admin for both spots will get you right in.

There is a section called modes. The last option will let u pick wireless isp I believe itís called which will allow you to go to the wireless screen and pick a wireless network you want to repeat. It will also ask you for the password of the wireless has one.

Will see what happens Iím going see how far it will reach now with this in place.
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Old 04-22-2018, 03:47 PM   #3
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OH yeah there is a box mounted in the bedroom behind the tv it has the onelink system on it and that box is mounted to a 5 port switch box with an antenna. You could plug in a laptop or other wired device if you had to
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Old 05-09-2018, 10:39 PM   #4
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I have a 2018 Model 2801QF and I don't recall any Wifi Extender being included. There is a local network you tie your phone into to access the Lippert OneControl with but I sure wasn't told by my dealer that it was also a cell signal Extender. Are you sure?
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Old 05-10-2018, 10:31 AM   #5
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I have a 2018 Model 2801QF and I don't recall any Wifi Extender being included. There is a local network you tie your phone into to access the Lippert OneControl with but I sure wasn't told by my dealer that it was also a cell signal Extender. Are you sure?
Yeah i was in it while on my last trip was able to extend the wifi it was nice. Its not very easy to access luckily i work in I.T. for a living so i was able to pull it up and get it connected
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Old 05-11-2018, 01:31 AM   #6
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When talking to Forest River I was told that wifi extender was not put in the forester but in a travel trailer (can't remember the exact trailer). I have a 2018 also and don't have that wifi extender.
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This may help: The OP is alleged to have a 2019 Forester 3011DS. Maybe the WiFi extender is a new addition.

XenoRev, Iím almost certain that lap sealant is involved.
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This may help: The OP is alleged to have a 2019 Forester 3011DS. Maybe the WiFi extender is a new addition.

XenoRev, Iím almost certain that lap sealant is involved.

Yes this is correct its brand new 2019. I thought I did read somewhere that the new models has this in them out of the gate it wasn't an additional upgrade. Either way its really cool and really helps extend the wifi
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From the OP's description it sounds like he is talking about the unit that is part of the MyRV/Onecontrol system rather than the WiFi/Cellular Extender (Winegard ConnectT maybe?) that has been reported as being added to newer RVs.

In any event I want to thank him for mentioning it. I had set up my own wifi network in my 2018 3011DS using a client mode router (a Netgear WNDR4500 flashed with dd-wrt firmware with the wireless WAN side to campground wifi or iPad hotspot or home wifi when home) and the LAN side to an AP that provided wifi access for Apple TVs, Dish Wally, phones, etc). I was able to eliminate the AP and use the MyRV/Onecontrol wifi network for both Onecontrol access and internet connectivity. There may be various was of accomplishing this but I connected a Client mode router LAN port to the WAN port of the MyRV/Onecontrol router (in my case the WAN port was covered with black tape next to the four yellow LAN ports) and made a few configuration changes (set up MyRV/Onecontrol router WAN with a static IP in the same subnet as the Client mode router LAN and turned off DHCP in the client mode router.
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