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Old 08-09-2018, 04:53 PM   #1
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My new high speed unlimited Internet setup

I just "completed" the installation of some equipment as I get ready to full time (and need Internet to work remotely). I'm pleased with the results so I wanted to share.

1) Internet: AT&T Unlimited (no caps or throttling) via https://store.livinlite.net/ATT-Unli...ter-_p_25.html
2) Router: MOFI4500 (MOFI4500-4GXeLTE-SIM4_COMBO [MOFI4500-4GXeLTE-SIM4_COMBO] - $314.99)
3) 2 External Yagi antennas in MIMO config (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1)
4) 2 antenna cables: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
5) Suction cup mount: https://www.technorv.com/suction-cup-antenna-mount/
6) 6 foot length of 1" PVC from local hardware store

I went from 14 down / 7 up (on the AT&T card using the built-in paddle antennas on the MOFI4500) to 42 down / 28 up. 39ms ping.

The MOFI4500 has Advanced LTE / CAT6 carrier aggregation capabilities as well as band lock and lots of other capabilities which ultimately is why I ended up choosing it.

Side benefit - not only do I have 4 GIG-E ports, but the TM-555 (Silverleaf Telematics / My Rozie) box no longer fails to connect over Ethernet like it did with the Winegard.

I still have some "fit and finish" to do with this - such as routing the antenna cables and keeping them as short as possible but as it stands now, I'm a happy camper.
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Old 08-09-2018, 08:48 PM   #2
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Will be interested on how well your AT&T service works as you travel... Here in Iowa I could never get AT&T data to work.
We have US Cellular, and I purchased a Verizon jetpack that I have not yet activated. We put a ubiquity omni directional antenna for picking up WiFI from parks and installed it our our power tv antenna "lift".
Going to winter in TX so am going to wait till I get down their to see what options work best from the locals!
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Whatís great about this setup is it supports all the providers so I just swap my SIM card and go. I tested my T-Mobile card (my previous Internet solution) on it and that worked fine, too.
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Whatís great about this setup is it supports all the providers so I just swap my SIM card and go. I tested my T-Mobile card (my previous Internet solution) on it and that worked fine, too.
You plug into the router or your AT&T device?
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I'm confused on the "MIMO Configuration". MIMO consists of a vertically polarized and a horizontally polarized antenna in the same antenna. So I'm not sure how you're setting up 2 yagis in that config.
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I just bought a AT&T NightHawk Mobal Hot Spot after two RV parks in a row did NOt have any WiFi. Only have used it one time but both my wifes and my computer can be on at one time and works fine for us. Not to stream moves but basis emails etc is fine. Nice thing is that it has two ext antenna ports built in and you can buy them extra of course to boost the cell signal. Simple pay as you go AT&T plan was reasonable and worked for us.
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How much do you have to fine tune the direction of the antennas for best results? I'm getting ready to go full time and keep my job at a large Managed Service Provider. I will need RDP connectivity to work effectively and am looking into this type of solution.
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Will be interested on how well your AT&T service works as you travel... Here in Iowa I could never get AT&T data to work.
We're currently traveling through the mountain west with both AT&T and Verizon connections. It's very nice having both since there have been areas where one or the other doesn't work. For the past week we've been at Diamond Lake (near Crater Lake in OR) and there isn't the slightest bit of AT&T service to be had. I'm now a believe in having multiple carriers.
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How much do you have to fine tune the direction of the antennas for best results? I'm getting ready to go full time and keep my job at a large Managed Service Provider. I will need RDP connectivity to work effectively and am looking into this type of solution.
I'm using one of the AT&T Mobley devices and for the past 18 months remoting to my companies hosted Citrix environment. I've only been to 2 places where the AT&T service wasn't good enough to let me work. The first was a park where there was zero service outside of Yosemite. The second is here in Bar Harbor where I am now. There is service from AT&T but not good enough to work. There are days when I may be getting 5Mbps download and be on the remote machine sharing my screen while on a WebEx with someone else controlling my connection. The Mobley is notoriously for being slower than other devices, so I'd assume with the setup listed you would be fine. My Personal Cell is AT&T but my company phone is Verizon. I'm using that connection on days when AT&T is too slow so definitely have multiple ways to connect.
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The LivinLite.net "unlimited" plans are always subject to going away because they are reselling lines in violation of the carrier's rules. This is why the Verizon plan on LivinLite.net is "sold out." It's not sold out, Verizon revoked all the SIMs that were using that service.

ATT has not shown any sign of doing the same - but they could at any time and you'd be without a similar alternative.

LivinLite.net stresses that these are monthly plans because they know that these plans are subject to revocation by the carrier at any time. This is why you pay LivinLite.net monthly and not ATT for the service.

Netbuddy.co offers the same ATT plan for 1/2 the price. So you could save $60 a month with their SIM. It's assumed they're reselling iPad prepaid unlimited plans. https://netbuddy.co/product/activated-sim

As with any of these 3rd party vendors, most are not legit behind the scenes and can disappear at any moment.

But hey, unlimited ATT for $60 a month is a pretty good deal even if it goes away sometime in the future. At the $120 a month you're paying... I'm not so sure.
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I just bought a AT&T NightHawk Mobal Hot Spot after two RV parks in a row did NOt have any WiFi. Only have used it one time but both my wifes and my computer can be on at one time and works fine for us. Not to stream moves but basis emails etc is fine. Nice thing is that it has two ext antenna ports built in and you can buy them extra of course to boost the cell signal. Simple pay as you go AT&T plan was reasonable and worked for us.

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How much do you have to fine tune the direction of the antennas for best results? I'm getting ready to go full time and keep my job at a large Managed Service Provider. I will need RDP connectivity to work effectively and am looking into this type of solution.

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I believe Net Buddy is just a polished, and marked-up, version of many plans like this one being offered on eBay at $29.99 per month
AT&T Unlimited Data 4G LTE Plan

Disclaimer: I don't have any relationship with the above eBay seller, but just posted his link as he has good feedback offering this program (with the exception of one buyer) for at least six months, however there are many others to choose from.

I have read posts on another forum where at least three members have been on this type of plan for a few months with no throttling even after exceeding 25+GB of service.

I am already on the Mobley Connected Car plan otherwise I wouldn't hesitate trying one of these plans since after making the initial purchase from the eBay seller, all future transactions are directly with AT&T.
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How much do you have to fine tune the direction of the antennas for best results? I'm getting ready to go full time and keep my job at a large Managed Service Provider. I will need RDP connectivity to work effectively and am looking into this type of solution.
Have not got the two extra antennas for the unit yet. I wanted to see how well it works with stock built in ones. Then if I still have problems I can add that as the next step. If that is still not good enough I can go with one of the cell boosters that I would build into the RV.
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