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Old 11-20-2015, 08:21 PM   #11
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Smile Thinking about ordering JEFA Tech WiFi Repeater

Question for ourflat or anyone who wishes to chime in. I see that your message is almost over 2 years old, but found this on the FR Forum. I'm preparing to purchase the same setup, based upon your forum thread. Is there anything you would change after using it a while? Is the standard 8.5 dbi what you would recommend, or after using yours for a while, would you recommend the 15 dbi?





Long Range WiFi Repeater Kit for RVs

Part Number / SKU: RV-KIT-REPEATER
Shipping Weight: 4.00 pounds

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KIT AS PICTURED IS $170.50. THIS INCLUDES REPEATER UNIT, 20 FEET OF CABLE, AND 8.5dBi ANTENNA - COMPONENT PRICES ARE LISTED BELOW SO YOU CAN CUSTOMIZE THE KIT TO MEET YOUR NEEDS




Repeater Unit:

JEFA Tech WiFi Repeater Unit $89.95 No Repeater (To order replacement parts)
Antenna:

8.5dBi Portable Omni $49.95 15dBi High Gain Omni $99.95 No External Antenna $0.00
Antenna Cable:

10 Feet Long $26.30 20 Feet Long $30.60 30 Feet Long $34.90 40 Feet Long $39.20 50 Feet Long $43.50 No Antenna Cable $0.00
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Old 11-20-2015, 08:35 PM   #12
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Dual voltage 12V/110?
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Old 11-20-2015, 08:57 PM   #13
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The kit I found is 120VAC Power Supply (12 Volt DC options are available separately)

I'm not sure when I'd use 12 volt DC.

JEFA Tech: Long Range WiFi Repeater Kit for RVs
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Old 11-20-2015, 11:05 PM   #14
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Hi, the standard 8.5 do antenna works perfect since it is omni directional. I've not had a problem connecting in an RV park. I wouldn't change a thing after 2 years. System works perfectly, almost too good! Some parks will meter your access speed since they don't have a whole lot of bandwidth.

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Old 11-21-2015, 01:03 AM   #15
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Outstanding! Thank you for such a quick and positive reply! I hope to order the system by the end of the year. I'm looking forward to great reception (or at least SOME reception).
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Old 11-21-2015, 09:23 AM   #16
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I have this Jefra system and it works great. However...there is setup involved each time you use it. You have to find the wifi signal you want to use and lock it in in the Jefra. There is a little back and forth involved. There are some other systems I remember reading about that don't have the setup tine involved. They just work as soon as you power them on. I'll dig around a little tonight and see what that other system was. I think one of the system that worked had "Ranger" in it's name. Also I had this bookmarked from a while ago. Private RV Wi-Fi and Making a Better Park Connection for Under $100 | Outside Our Bubble
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Old 11-21-2015, 09:51 AM   #17
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Thank you evereddie. I appreciate any new information.
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Old 11-21-2015, 10:11 AM   #18
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We have been using JAFA Tech for a few years now. It does a nice job to pull in the WIFI inside the RV. When the signal is weak it will boost it so your not sitting next to a window or outside on the picnic table. It does take a couple of minutes to configure at each new location but after it is set up every thing is connected. It also gets you multiple hook ups when your paying for each device on the paid systems. Once I mounted it on the TV antenna then ran it thru the bedroom vent and mounted to a unused TV mount. Another time I mounted it to my ladder and run the coax under the RV to the entertainment center by drilling hole through the bottom of the cabinet.
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Old 11-21-2015, 12:35 PM   #19
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Installed JEFA Tech WIFI Repeater Today

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I have this Jefra system and it works great. However...there is setup involved each time you use it. You have to find the wifi signal you want to use and lock it in in the Jefra. There is a little back and forth involved. There are some other systems I remember reading about that don't have the setup tine involved. They just work as soon as you power them on. I'll dig around a little tonight and see what that other system was. I think one of the system that worked had "Ranger" in it's name. Also I had this bookmarked from a while ago. Private RV Wi-Fi and Making a Better Park Connection for Under $100 | Outside Our Bubble

WifiRanger. But, it's significantly more expensive- like $600. Most people install it to their crank up TV antenna and crank it up when they want to use it. Then you use a web page to select a network to connect to.
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Old 11-22-2015, 12:29 AM   #20
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I have the WiFi Ranger Elite Pack and find it works well. As others have said, if your CG has lousy WiFi boosting its signal doesn't make it faster or free from limiting. The Go2 Router that comes with the Ranger connects to my Verizon and ATT MiFi cards via USB and this really makes using these cellular broadband devices work even better. It can also automatically switch between available WiFi and cellular internet based on signal or speed or cost.

It was $600 but they make a less powerful version for $350 and I think that might have been the best way to go. My unit is so strong it can sometimes pickup too many access points and get kind of slowed down trying them all.
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