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Old 04-11-2016, 10:39 AM   #1
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Wifi in camper - my setup

In case anyone is interested, I wrote up a blog post about my Internet setup in the house (aka camper). The longest story shortest:
  • I use cellular data for Internet on an unlimited plan.
  • I use a wifi ranger router for an internal network.
  • Rarely used, but wifi and cellular boosters are in place.

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Old 04-11-2016, 10:50 AM   #2
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nice drawing... thx for sharing

I mentioned in one post recently that it seemed my AT&T cell coverage was better in the FL panhandle area around Apalachicola then in previous years during my winter flight from the north. Even so, while visiting the Big Cyprus area of FL off the Tamiami Trail north of the Everglades I had nothing. Camground host showed me his pole mounted Weboost cell booster antenna and also pointed to a neighboring camper that had the same setup. I am thinking of getting that also.

What do you use for cell booster?
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Old 04-11-2016, 11:18 AM   #3
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nice drawing... thx for sharing

I mentioned in one post recently that it seemed my AT&T cell coverage was better in the FL panhandle area around Apalachicola then in previous years during my winter flight from the north. Even so, while visiting the Big Cyprus area of FL off the Tamiami Trail north of the Everglades I had nothing. Camground host showed me his pole mounted Weboost cell booster antenna and also pointed to a neighboring camper that had the same setup. I am thinking of getting that also.

What do you use for cell booster?
I have a weBoost 4G Drive-X. I like it EXCEPT for the small bubble of boosting. Which means I have to put my phone up in my "tech cabinet" on top of the cabinets in the kitchen. It's kind of a hassle because then I can't text or play games- but I can still use it for voice.
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Old 04-18-2016, 11:35 AM   #4
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Very nice write up. I am on a learning curve because I will be doing some work from our TT and I need good bandwidth, 3-5mbs is adequate, higher is better.

Have you needed to use the WeBoost to help on your 4g data signal and if you have, does it make a significant improvement on bandwidth? Thx for all the info!
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Old 04-18-2016, 11:42 AM   #5
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Very nice write up. I am on a learning curve because I will be doing some work from our TT and I need good bandwidth, 3-5mbs is adequate, higher is better.

Have you needed to use the WeBoost to help on your 4g data signal and if you have, does it make a significant improvement on bandwidth? Thx for all the info!
Honestly, I rarely am out of signal areas to really say one way or the other. Usually I'm boosting absolute crap and am happy getting anything.

What are you doing that needs that kind of bandwidth?
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Old 04-18-2016, 11:48 AM   #6
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It looks like you used Dicor to secure the cable on the roof of your trailer??

How is it holding?? and what did you use to clean the roof before putting the dicor on top of the cord??

any help is appreciated,
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Old 04-18-2016, 11:52 AM   #7
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It looks like you used Dicor to secure the cable on the roof of your trailer??

How is it holding?? and what did you use to clean the roof before putting the dicor on top of the cord??

any help is appreciated,
I had it installed, so I don't know what they used to clean it up.

But, holding well. We traveled from Colorado Springs to Southern California to Florida and now up to North Carolina.
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Honestly, I rarely am out of signal areas to really say one way or the other. Usually I'm boosting absolute crap and am happy getting anything.

What are you doing that needs that kind of bandwidth?
I support medical imaging systems that we login to and at the same time all of our work is done online through a VPN connection. Sometimes I will have the remote systems screens up on my computer watching/helping with they are doing, downloading manuals, might have a webx open and all of our ePaperwork going and this is all simultaneous. The good thing is our VPN slows the bandwidth down to 3-5mbs so that is all I really need. I can slower but our software slows significantly reducing my productivity which I can't have or I won't be able to work from the TT...

So far on Verizon, I have noticed that if I get 2-3 bars, I have been able to get 3mbs or more and that has worked OK. Still deciding if I should get an unlimited jet pack or keep using my iPhone, we get unlimited 4g on the company iPhone so data usage is not a problem.

Thanks again for the info!
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Old 04-18-2016, 01:50 PM   #9
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We have an Almond WiFi Booster that we set up and use to boost the campsite signal or in worst case scenarios, have the hotspot on the phone and boost that. Very easy to use and helps a lot.

We also have a cell phone signal booster hard mounted in the fiver and have an external antenna that I place out when we arrive to the site. Thsi will boost the phoen antenna 10x the stock power for those very remote locations.
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So far on Verizon, I have noticed that if I get 2-3 bars, I have been able to get 3mbs or more and that has worked OK. Still deciding if I should get an unlimited jet pack or keep using my iPhone, we get unlimited 4g on the company iPhone so data usage is not a problem.

Thanks again for the info!
If it helps, here is how to get hooked up with unlimited data:
Learn To RV: Mobile Internet on the Road
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