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Old 03-12-2018, 03:01 PM   #1
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We have a 2016 37 PA. We camp at a camp grounds in the Summer where internet and cell service is very weak or none at all. Does anyone have any recommendations of anything we can add to improve this?
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Old 03-12-2018, 03:34 PM   #2
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What carriers provide service there?

We have cellular hotspot with external antenna. We use one with AT&T service. We often camp and have connectivity where others do not.
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Old 03-12-2018, 04:03 PM   #3
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We too use our cell coverage (ATT) for internet
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Old 03-12-2018, 04:12 PM   #4
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I use Verizon as my cell carrier and use a Verizon 6620L router. When in a CG
with decent WiFi I use a Crane signal amp that works really well under most conditions. The Crane requires two open USB ports on my computer to function fully. Works most everyplace west of the Mississippi.
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Old 03-12-2018, 05:44 PM   #5
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I understand useing your cell phone for a hotspot but the cell service is very weak as well
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Old 03-12-2018, 05:51 PM   #6
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They do make cell phone booster antenna's. Wilson is one brand. I used one up on Upper Michigan to boost the cell phone signal since I was using my phone as a hot spot for internet use. Worked OK & I know they've improved them.

Here is a link
https://www.wilsonamplifiers.com/veh...d-campers?menu
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The problem I found with many campgrounds is not the wi if connection but their internet connection.
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Thank you everyone for trying to help
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Old 03-13-2018, 06:19 AM   #9
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InternetL if you wish to use park Wi-FI (not recommended) WI-Fi Ranger


Cellular data/voice WE-Boost or Signal Max (or is it RF max) Cell boosters the 2nd one is the better.. (Recommended) you can get We-Boost at many truck stops (Loves, Pilot/J et-al)

Both of these use an "Outdoor" and "Indoor" antennas

In the case of the Wi_Fi Ranger the outdoor uint is a Wi-Fi Client and antenna, some models let you use different antennas (Directional works better if you know where to point) and an indoor module (Router) that connect together with common internet Cat-5/6 cable. Being up in the air means it can see "OVER" other RV's. and of course it;s a very good antenna,. The outdoor nmodule comes in several types, though Wi-Fi Ranger does not sell all of 'em.. Mine claims a 4 mile range (like to like) and the conmpany that makes the outdoor modules has one that claims 40 miles.. NOTE Clames are for the same "Grade" of unit, direcitonal, both ends.. You wont see that kind of range.

But I can tell you it sees real good.

The cell extenders are 3 pieces, outdoor antenna is just that. and antenna, may be directional or omni-directional (All directions) Likeide the indoor antenna.. in between is the magic box (Repesater) that does teh magic.

Again you put the outdoor antenna up as high a possible and i needed "Aim" it at the tower.. height = Might in cases like this.
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Ive never found good WiFi at any rv park/resort unless your in their " designated spot( ie the office or rec room). We remedied that by getting an ATT hot spot device. I believe they call it a whippe. Check with your phone provider and ask what they offer.
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There is a couple that wrote the book on mobile internet. Seriously, they wrote a book and also have a great youtube channel and website. They are at rvmobileinternet.com
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There is a couple that wrote the book on mobile internet. Seriously, they wrote a book and also have a great youtube channel and website. They are at rvmobileinternet.com
Thanks for posting that link. I have a LOT of questions about the best options for receiving Internet in an RV. My Verizon mobile hotspot just isn't hacking it on its own anymore. This site seems to have a lot of unbiased answers.
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we just use our AT&T phone's hot spots - unlimited wifi, and most anywhere in the u.s. we travel. No more need for our WifiRanger or park's 'wifi'.
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