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Old 01-02-2018, 11:32 AM   #1
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External Wifi Antenna

Hi all. I have purchased an Alfa Wifi Camp Pro set. I am planning on mounting the external antenna on a painter's pole. My question is about the best place to route the antenna wire outside. Would prefer to not to have the wire dangling outside the trailer when not in use. Any suggestions? I have a Rockwood Mini Lite 1905.
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Old 01-02-2018, 03:33 PM   #2
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Across the roof and in the fridge vent.
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Old 01-02-2018, 05:51 PM   #3
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Across the roof and in the fridge vent.
Thanks. I'll think about that.
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When you get it set up and running, will you kindly post how well it works. I am looking for a better wi fi experence, trying to learn as much as possible. Thanks. Jay
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I attached mine on my TV antenna and then run it down my bedroom vent. Then I mounted the Router on the bedroom TV bracket.
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Old 01-04-2018, 11:30 AM   #6
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Thanks for that. I think that I am going to try routing the antenna wire from the kitchen table, past the hot water tank, and outside the trailer through the water filter access panel. The painter's pole will be supported by a piece of pvc pipe that will be clamped to the rear bumper. When it is time to move I can unscrew the antenna from the painter's pole and store it in the filter compartment. The pole can be thrown in the back of the truck. At least that is the plan for now. Too cold to do anything here until we head south.
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Old 01-04-2018, 11:31 AM   #7
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When you get it set up and running, will you kindly post how well it works. I am looking for a better wi fi experence, trying to learn as much as possible. Thanks. Jay
Will do.
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Old 01-04-2018, 11:46 AM   #8
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When you get it set up and running, will you kindly post how well it works. I am looking for a better wi fi experence, trying to learn as much as possible. Thanks. Jay
We fulltime and I need quality internet for work (M-F at a 9-5) so I might have higher needs/expectations than most.

When we went fulltime, I bought a WifiRanger with external antenna to help boost wifi signals. Within about 6 months, I unplugged the external antenna as I never use the WifiRanger to pull in wifi signal from RV parks/campgrounds.

The reason is that while you can use it to get a better connection to the campground wifi, it's almost always crappy internet behind of it. You're limited by the overloaded network and slow speeds that the RV park pays for.

I can count on one hand the number of times in the last 2 1/2 years that I've used RV park wifi and that was only because cell service was non-existent in those areas.
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Ependydad, I don't want to hijack the thread, but I would like to know what you use for your wifi service. Carrier, plan, etc.

Apologizes to the OP!

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Thank you ependydad, for the info. We arenít full time by any means and I donít work from ďhomeĒ like yourself. Mostly both of us will surf the net on I pads in the evening. Are you recommending that I get better cell service and use that? Right now we have a cellphone data limit.Please forgive me for not being too tech savvy. Jay
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