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May 30, 2017 at 9:07 pm #46781
I know that Wifi Ranger is the goto extender with Winegard a distant second. But I am not quite ready to spend $700 on an extender yet. I am looking for something that I can use while driveway surfing; so Ginie can get her Netflix while I am dinking around with the trailer. Anyone have any success with anything in particular. Thanks for what ever help I can get. SlimJune 1, 2017 at 9:03 pm #46806
Hi Slim, You could use something like this http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=9673013&CatId=4026 by placing in a window or having a cable run from the extender to an outside antenna. They do make mounts so one could use on of the antenna’s on the outside connected to a cable from the extender to the antenna. Anyway, maybe you will find something from this site http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/search.asp?keywords=wifi+extender I have never tried any of these but have purchased from them many times and had great experiences with my purchases. At the moment we are using a external wifi adapter that I place on the roof when we are parked that connects to a usb extention plugged into a laptop I have set up to share the wifi connection to our tv and phones.June 1, 2017 at 9:20 pm #46810
Thank you so much for the come back.
Do you know if these units need to be plugged into the house where the router is? Or can I plug it into the trailer and place one of the antennas outside on a cable?June 1, 2017 at 9:24 pm #46812
They pick up the signal wirelessly and also extend it out so it will both pick up and broadcast the signal so no you would not need to run a wire say from the router in the house to the extender.June 2, 2017 at 8:57 pm #46823
They have a couple of real good kits at TechnoRV also. Of course they are cheaper at Amazon. :Big-Grin:June 2, 2017 at 9:18 pm #46825
Also go to YouTube and search for Technomadia They have done much research and testing on wifi extenders and ability to access the internet. I was trying to stimulate ideas for you on what I know about locating wifi signal. Wife and I also use a usb enabled wifi connecter that really does pick up signal when others fail. My uncle uses one for his laptop so he has access to the internet while traveling to his brother’s place in the lake of the ozarks. There is something for you out there that will meet your needs for now and will give you time to build up to the Winegard or one of the other really good extenders.June 3, 2017 at 2:38 pm #46830
Love Chris and Sherie’s stuff. Really like the way that they pick apart all the new unlimited plans; cutting through all the smoke. Have you checked out RV Geeks? They got some really good stuff too.June 3, 2017 at 2:53 pm #46832
I follow many on Youtube including RVGeeks. But by far Ray has the most down to earth explanations.June 3, 2017 at 4:40 pm #46834
Yeah that is for sure. If it wasn’t for Ray I wouldn’t be half as well along as I am. And it seems that he attracts like minded people, such as yourself. So glad he started all this. Ray, I wish you the utmost success. I am Grateful.June 3, 2017 at 5:32 pm #46836RayKeymaster
Thanks, guys! 🙂June 12, 2017 at 4:19 pm #46953
I got my Alfa WiFi Camp Pro w/ R36 Repeater-Router. So far it is working great in the driveway and very pleased with it so far. $150 from Amazon. A little more from TechnoRV and you have to pay for shipping but just like Chris and Cherie said if you are not techno savvy they might be your best bet because of their excellent support. Comes with very good instructions and and all you need to get it set up and running. The only thing that I found a slight bit confusing is when the instructions said for security WPA-PSK TKIP is recommended. Because that particular selection is not on the list. I discovered that you pick WPA-PSK off the list and on the next page you pick TKIP as your algorithm. Sat up last night watching Hawaii 5-0 on the Blu Ray and puttering around. So for so good. Let you know more later.June 12, 2017 at 5:31 pm #46959
The Alfa AWUS036NH is what I am presently using with a laptop I keep in the camper. This is the same one my uncle is using for staying connected while driving down to Missouri and it is one great wifi adapter. Hope everything works out for you. I didn’t realize they had a repeater also and will definitely check it out.June 13, 2017 at 4:49 pm #47008
The R36 router is a nice little unit. We can get the usual on the Blu Ray, with NetFlix, Amazon, etc and my iPad and Ginie’s phone hook right up to it. Neat little unit for $150.
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