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Old 02-22-2014, 03:49 PM   #1
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Installed JEFA Tech WIFI Repeater Today

Installed a JEFA WIFI Repeater RV kit today in my Forester 3051S today. The install was pretty simple as I mounted the repeater antenna to the batwing antenna and the router on the side of the cabinet behind the passenger seat. Next project will be a tri-band 4g cell phone repeater.
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Old 02-22-2014, 04:07 PM   #2
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Nice job.
I have been look looking at that unit. I like your install. Do you have any pictures of how you brought the cable in? Also, I am interested in how the unit performs.
Thank you for anything additional you can tell us.
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Old 02-22-2014, 04:27 PM   #3
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Thanks. I setup the repeater at my house and can see all the neighbor's WIFIs. My signal strength went from 2 bars to completely full bars inside the RV from my home WIFI network. I opted for the 2500 FT antenna instead of the other 6 FT antenna that JEFA Tech offers. I ran the wire from outside next to my new LED strip awning light cable. I need to hide the cable still inside but you can see where the hole comes through the coach wall. I sealed the outside cable with a rubber hole grommet and black RTV.
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Partial covering of antenna cable inside coach.
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Old 02-22-2014, 05:02 PM   #5
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I tried a couple different external repeaters with great signal pickup only to find that the campground runs transmitted WiFi at around 50kbs. Found even most public hotspots hold back on data rates. I imagine its to squash out streaming. I went with a 4G service and use a pay as I go plan when the WiFi isn't reliable. The good side about the 4G is it's on when on the road and rarely have drops.
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Old 02-22-2014, 05:09 PM   #6
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bgilly,

I know exactly what you mean. My backup is a 4G tri-band repeater to use with my ATT 4G cell phone. I can run the 4G internet off my phone through the WIFI router, giving me both options.
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Old 02-22-2014, 11:46 PM   #7
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Just bought the same Jefa unit. Can't wait to get it in. Glad to hear yours is good.
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Old 02-23-2014, 12:01 AM   #8
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I also have a Jefatech and it works well. I have not permeately mounted mine yet. I have been able to place my antenna in one of my front windows and this has worked well every place I've used it but one. That situation was really weird and definitely not the norm. I do plan to mount the antenna on the TV antenna like Ourflat has done. To get the cable into the TT I plan on routing it into the refridgerator vent. That way there are no holes to drill through either the roof or side wall.
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Old 02-24-2014, 05:45 PM   #9
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I synced all my WIFI devices in the RV today such as the WIFI DVD players, Dish satellite receiver and iPads to the repeater. Now when I pull into my next campground all my devices are already connected so all I need to do is sync my repeater to the campground's (or 4g cell phone) internet.

This is way cool!
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Old 03-28-2014, 11:00 AM   #10
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I used my repeater throughout my trip over the last 3-weeks or so at over 10 campgrounds and absolutely love this thing. Several campgrounds had very weak signals but no problem for me. This unit will pickup signals up to a 1/2 mile away. At one KOA, their WIFI was down for the campground but they still had signal in the rec room. No worries, I could pickup the club house from my RV and voila!

I recommend this upgrade if you need WIFI when camping.
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