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Old 12-16-2015, 04:08 PM   #1
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Low Cost Cell Booster/Antenna

Has any of you successfully used an inexpensive booster and/or antenna that significantly helps cell reception in your rig?

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Old 12-17-2015, 04:08 PM   #2
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Not sure how you define as inexpensive. I recently purchased a Smooth Talker 50dB booster. So far I see a huge increase in signal. I even purchased a 2nd antenna for my truck. I do travel in "fringe" areas. So far takes from 1 bar to 3 or 4- paid $399 for the system
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Old 12-17-2015, 05:33 PM   #3
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I've also heard a bunch of good things about the Weboost / Wilson units. They are not really cheap, but you do get what you pay for.. Most of the time!
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Old 12-18-2015, 06:31 AM   #4
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I use a Wilson Sleek with a Wilson Trucker antenna.....works very well.
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Old 12-18-2015, 06:41 AM   #5
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wifi booster

I used a Alfa USB wifi repeater and antenna booster,Techno RV. inside router like house wifi and outside antenna.
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Old 12-19-2015, 05:49 AM   #6
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I used a Alfa USB wifi repeater and antenna booster,Techno RV. inside router like house wifi and outside antenna.
decent range? What do you connect the antenna to? Do you leave it or remove while travelling.. I am looking for a WIFI booster... lots to choose from
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Old 12-19-2015, 06:20 AM   #7
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wifi booster

reasonable range for local wifi like campground/RV park, don't have a distance.
the antenna is mounted outside and the cable runs to the router inside the RV. I went thru the bath fan cover and to a cabinet. I actually mounted antenna to the TV antenna arm. The outside antenna was always there but lowered while traveling.
The router was above the kitchen cabinet. The router needs 110vac.
The Techno RV guys have a local computer desk model also, connected straight to laptop, but somewhat limited in use---no wifi other items.
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Old 12-21-2015, 07:45 AM   #8
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Thx. I priortized the cell booster over the WiFi for now. Will boondock a lot and I need cell. Just fished putting a piece of sheet metal on the roof for a groundplane. Want to do some fringe test this week.
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