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Old 09-13-2017, 07:45 AM   #1
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I have ATT unlimited! Its what I call a hot spot box that my devices see in my rig. It works pretty good, I have only had it for a month and we have only been in one location. I am considering going to a camp ground that tells me you can only pick up ATT Cell from higher ground around the camp ground. I am thinking I might need an outside antenna to find this signal? I see some of the cell boosters that cost $4 or 500. Is there a cheaper antenna out there that just simply will pick up the signal and pipe it into my rig. The ATT router or hot stop I have now has no port for an antenna!
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Here's an article reviewing cell boosters:

https://www.rvmobileinternet.com/res...ular-boosters/
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I have ATT unlimited! Its what I call a hot spot box that my devices see in my rig. It works pretty good, I have only had it for a month and we have only been in one location. I am considering going to a camp ground that tells me you can only pick up ATT Cell from higher ground around the camp ground. I am thinking I might need an outside antenna to find this signal? I see some of the cell boosters that cost $4 or 500. Is there a cheaper antenna out there that just simply will pick up the signal and pipe it into my rig. The ATT router or hot stop I have now has no port for an antenna!
It kind of depends which device you got from ATT. Some have antenna ports some do not.
Cheapest is a stubby type antenna on the roof. It helps a lot:
Stubby Wilson There are also booster antennas you can use like this:
WeBoost OTR
For real marginal areas you need a full out booster like this:
Booster
Bottom line is you will get what you pay for. Here is a really good article on the subject if you want to learn more:
Optimizing Cellular
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I don't think there is any escape for the need for an external antenna and/or extra height above your unit. Lots of new stuff to look at--Weboost/WiFiRanger/Maximum Signal. Make your choice, pay the $$$ and try it.
Also check YouTube for homemade antennas/boosters
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I installed the Maximum Signal. Outside and Inside antenna. Has worked will. Gordon, is great to work with.
The system will automatically switch in based on the signal level.
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I don't think there is any escape for the need for an external antenna and/or extra height above your unit. Lots of new stuff to look at--Weboost/WiFiRanger/Maximum Signal. Make your choice, pay the $$$ and try it.
Also check YouTube for homemade antennas/boosters
With all due respect, WiFiRanger products are designed to amplify and improve wifi connections. They don't amplify cellular signals and are not competitors with WeBoost or MaximumSignal.

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