My campground has a Wi-fi but I wanted to boost the signal as I am a seasonal way in the corner of the campground.
There are solutions for this from about $65 to several hundred.
I have found a solution that is affordable, has tons of router and access point features and allows a camper to capture the existing WiFi signal and rebroadcast it using your own SSID, password, and DHCP assigned devices using its internal server. It also provides 4 hard wired ethernet connections. You can even
connect a Wi-fi hot spot card into the USB connector that is on the unit so when the Wi-fi from the campground fails it automatically will fall back to cellular Wi-fi. You can tether it to a cell phone and for those of you on a fixed data plan the webpage based router interface will keep track of the overall data usage by connected device. It also runs on 12 Volts.
Amazingly enough this nifty device is not in the "camping world" catalog and is very hard to find in any RV sales or parts place.
Used mainly in busses and motor homes and long haul trucks it is a great way to create your own network from someone else's.
The best part is you can connect many different types of external antennas to it or just purchase the small rubber Duckie antennas found on most access points. Out of the box it has an internal antenna, but that works only for modest signals that you may want to boost for a home or office.
Here is a link to the website
Pepwave Surf SOHO 3G/4G Router w/ WiFi as WANFirmware 6.1.2, 45 Reviews : 3Gstore.com
This unit is $129.00, less the antennas.
There is also a less expensive model at $99.00 but it doesn't have hard wired connections and has less features.
Combination units are also available to provide cellular boosting as well as Wi-Fi. They do get rather costly though.
Here is s photo of my install in my camper
I have a high gain external antenna connected to the other antenna port on pole behind the camper. In my neighborhood I can see over 25 networks from neighbors.
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