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Old 10-16-2018, 11:12 AM   #1
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Needing Help With Wi-Fi

Really looking for the expertise of the great folks in this forum. We have our unit permanently placed at an outstanding campground but our WiFi is terrible. The grounds don't have a WiFi connection to speak of and I can usually only get one bar (sometimes two) on my phone, rendering my hotspot relatively useless. We have a FireStick that we depend on for TV (from our hotspot) so that doesn't give us much service and I often work from there and have spotty service on my PC. What is it I need to boost my signal on my phone so that I could at least get three bars. I hear of "boosters", "extenders", etc. and really have no clue as to what I need. Hoping someone on here can give me the direction I need so that I can fix this problem.

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Old 10-16-2018, 11:23 AM   #2
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Get a MiFi device from your cell provider.

I have Verizon and even though I can hotspot to my phone...I get much better speed from the MiFi.

I'm on it right now using my desktop computer with only two bars...and it is still zooming fast!
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Old 10-16-2018, 11:54 AM   #3
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Needing Help With Wi-Fi

Look at Weboost. If you can reliably get one bar then you’ll be fine with their cell amplifier. It will even improve Myfi performance.
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Old 10-16-2018, 01:38 PM   #4
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Which Weboost amplifier do you think would work for me?
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Old 10-16-2018, 02:32 PM   #5
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We live on an island and have T-Mobile.
They gave us a free cell phone signal booster for the house.
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Old 10-16-2018, 02:46 PM   #6
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Without a good Version signal there is no way I would stay in any campground.
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Old 10-16-2018, 02:51 PM   #7
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Which Weboost amplifier do you think would work for me?
I have a Weboost Drive 4G with a Wilson 4G RV Antenna and it works well as long as you have a signal. I have found that when my phone (Galaxy S7) can't get a signal strong enough for a hotspot that my Girl Friends Verizon Jetpack MiFi sometimes can.
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Old 10-16-2018, 04:00 PM   #8
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we do great almost anywhere with the Verizon jetpack... much better as a dedicated hot spot than our Verizon phones
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Verizon Jetpack w/aux antenna

I use a Verizon Jetpack and have never found anywhere it didn't work. I have sent 100 Mb files from remote locations in the Arizona desert north of Yuma where the nearest cell tower was in Quartsite, 45 miles away.
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I use an external USB high gain antenna to attach to the park WiFi and connect to the PC. I then share out that Internet connection via the network card in the PC and connect that to a wireless router in my 5'er which re-broadcasts the park WiFi inside the RV. I have no problem streaming Netflix. Google on Internet Connection Sharing if you are using Windows.
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