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Old 07-01-2016, 01:33 PM   #11
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Bell does not work in the USA
That's not 100% true. I have gotten my bell satellite to work in great falls Montana and kalispell Montana but no further south than that
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Old 07-07-2016, 08:14 PM   #12
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Anyone using either a Mifi or ZTE Turbo Hub with a data plan to get in-RV wifi hotspot? Interested in results (particularly in Atlantic Canada) and whether you also use/need a booster.
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Old 07-07-2016, 11:08 PM   #13
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Alfa is the key to wifi
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Old 07-08-2016, 07:00 AM   #14
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Alfa is the key to wifi

Thanks, but my concern is that we are/will be mostly in provincial campgrounds this summer, and most of them don't have much/any detectable WIFI signal. So for now I'm thinking a cell-based system is probably my starting point, and then adding a WIFI-catching setup later.
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Alfa questions

Okay, so the deeper I go into this, the more confusing it gets - so many products.

Let's start with basic wifi amplification (and distribution inside/around the trailer).

Looking at this Alfa kit: Wifi Camp Pro Kit


Wondering a couple of things:

1) Is there a better combination of parts (ie. stronger signal), if purchased separately? Thinking the tube receiver and omni antenna combo. Alfa sells other antennas/receivers.

2) Is anyone using an Alfa setup with just an indoor antenna? If so, how are the results? I'm just a little wary of mounting anything to the outside, both because of drilling holes but also if I buy something that I don't like and want to change out.
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Jefa tech XR

I've just read about this new model from Jefa tech, sounds like it has only been out a few months. Anyone using this? Can't find much on it for reviews, but did find a discussion on another forum that this is a similar idea to the WIFI Ranger Elite system, which uses 2 "radios" (indoor and outdoor) connected via ethernet cable which reduces/eliminates the signal loss inherent in RF cable that all these other systems use (Alfa, Jefa tech older model, Radiolabs, Ubiquiti).
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Here is a link to the Jefa Tech XR product web page.

JEFA Tech: JEFA Tech WiFi Repeater System XR

Sorry, I'm not knowledgable enough on this stuff to give you an opinion.
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I am going to the Canadian Rockies for a couple of months starting in mid August. I am an American citizen, with an RV registered in California.
I have a Dish Network account, and a Tailgater antenna and Dish receiver. Is there any way I can arrange for service in Canada with this rig?
Also, some on this thread some have mentioned cell phone signal boosters. I;m interested in people's experience with them. Are they worth it, which system is recommended, etc.
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Your Dish Network equipment should work in Canada. The Canadian company Bell TV uses the same satellites as Dish Network and exactly the same receivers, just rebranded.
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Thanks so much.
I spoke to Bell. They want me to buy a receiver from them.
I won't now.
Do you think i can use my Dish (US) subscription, or do i have to use Bell?
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