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Old 05-26-2016, 11:23 PM   #1
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Texas State Parks are beautifully maintained, but have very weak WiFi routers and antennas that are usually placed in the main office and restroom facilities. Park visitors take their laptops to these areas to use the internet. YouTube has videos showing how to install expensive WiFi devices in RV's that reportedly boost weak WiFi signals anywhere in the park. Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions on this issue?
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Old 05-26-2016, 11:31 PM   #2
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WeBoost.
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Old 05-27-2016, 12:12 AM   #3
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Are you talking PC wifi signal or cell phone signal?

Here is what I have for PC wifi signal that works great. When everyone else in the campground gets weak or no signal this little box hooked up to my laptop gets strong signals all the time.


BearExtender PC USB WiFi Booster for Microsoft Windows range for a very decent price ($45-$49)
Strengthens the signal and is able to connect to distant networks. With a 2 dBi and a 5 dBi antenna included, it is great at improving download speeds. It is not a repeater but it makes a 5-star choice for Windows users.


Read this RV review.
https://caravanchronicles.com/equipm...ng-range-wifi/
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I have the Booster Tube and wifi router. I have only been camping for three trips with the new trailer so I haven't REALLY needed it yet but it so far works as expected. The whole thing is pretty reasonable.
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Old 05-27-2016, 11:16 AM   #5
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WeBoost.
Maybe, maybe not. I thought weBoost was primarily cellular boosters. That won't help for a weak wifi network from the campground.



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Texas State Parks are beautifully maintained, but have very weak WiFi routers and antennas that are usually placed in the main office and restroom facilities. Park visitors take their laptops to these areas to use the internet.
This is exactly what the WifiRanger is designed for. I have the Go2 router + Elite antenna. It sucks in external wifi and rebroadcasts it good and strong inside/around your rig. Plus, it gives you a nice strong network backbone for your camper.

However, it's expensive. There are a lot of other cheaper products that do a good job also. With the WifiRanger, you're basically considered that you're buying convenience- it's quick and easy to setup. It was designed by RVers and is marketed specifically to the RVing + boating crowd. I'm real happy with mine.

Here's a write-up of my camper network:

http://www.learntorv.com/2016/04/cellular-wifi-and-networks-oh-my.html
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The BearExtender is a reasonable option. I will learn more about it. Thanks!
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