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Old 01-21-2018, 03:36 PM   #1
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Need some wifi tech help

Decided to automate a few things in RV. Cheap switches and outlets like Sonoff require 2.4g wifi with internet connection. At current park I can not get two different devices paired. Phone Apps only asks for password so can't connect to park wifi that requires user name and password to sign on. Phone hotspot will not work. Is there anything I can put in RV like maybe wifi extender or booster that will work? I am pretty sure Mobley would work but would rather use parks free service.
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I would not count on good WiFi at a park. Where I am now, 100% and secure. Others we been to, for get about it!
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Old 01-21-2018, 03:45 PM   #3
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A Wifi as WAN router will solve your problem. It will allow you to use either the Mobley or Park Wifi and all your other devices will stay on the same router LAN.
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I would not count on good WiFi at a park. Where I am now, 100% and secure. Others we been to, for get about it!
I understand that. We spend most of the year at two parks. One has fiber to the site so no problem there. The other (current park) has excellent service but open service. Streaming movies is easy but system will shut down extra heavy users especially gamers. This is the park where I am having problems. On the road and elsewhere I will use Mobley that I have yet to test.
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If you google this:

Private RV Wi-Fi and Making a Better Park Connection for Under $100

You'll find a link to a former frequent iRV2 poster's video giving a very thorough tutorial showing how to construct a system that will let you set up a WiFi repeater in your RV to establish a private, internal WiFi network for less than $100 in equipment.

His instructions are thorough enough that it doesn't take a network geek to set it up.

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If you google this:

Private RV Wi-Fi and Making a Better Park Connection for Under $100

You'll find a link to a former frequent iRV2 poster's video giving a very thorough tutorial showing how to construct a system that will let you set up a WiFi repeater in your RV to establish a private, internal WiFi network for less than $100 in equipment.

His instructions are thorough enough that it doesn't take a network geek to set it up.

Take care,
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Thanks Stu. Been batting zero so far and just based on description - bet that will be my answer.
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Watch the video a few times before you get started. At one point in the setup process, you're required to turn off your internet connection to complete the setup. While you've disconnected from the internet, you won't be able to watch the video. In the video, David warns you about that. I did my setup at home using a desktop computer with a continuous internet connection while I used a laptop to complete the setup.

Although the video is, if I recall correctly, more than a year old, it's still current for the necessary equipment.

There are quite possibly firmware updates for some of the equipment. David describes the firmware update process in the video.

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I've had that setup working for a number of years now, works great.
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Any of several Wi-Fi repeaters should do what you want. You need a local network with one connection point to the CG Wi-Fi.

Alpha Camp Pro is one such setup. Easy to configure as the interior and exterior radios are interconnected by usb.

Set the SSID of the internal network on the Wi-Fi repeater the exact same as on your Mobley. Then all devices will attach automatically to whichever you have powered up.
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What you are looking for in a WiFiRanger. It is a complete turn key solution. I have mine connected by ethernet to the following: DirecTV Genie, TIVO Romeo, AppleTV, and a Apple Time Capsule. Then connected by WiFi are our laptops, iPhones, and iPads. I get my internet access either a Sprint hotspot or park wifi if it is useable. Great customer support and easy to use software. My internet access is secured by a encrypted VPN provided by WiFiRanger at no cost. Check it out its a great product and has worked good for me. www.wifiranger.com
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If you can wait a few weeks, as I understand, Winegard will have this product available sometime next month: http://www.winegard.com/wp-content/u...ts/WC-1231.pdf It's their brand new ConnecT 2.0 that they claim is "The Next Generation in Internet Connectivity". They're offering two versions, one with 4G LTE + WiFi Extender capability ($349) and one with only the WiFi Extender capability ($199).

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I understand that. We spend most of the year at two parks. One has fiber to the site so no problem there. The other (current park) has excellent service but open service. Streaming movies is easy but system will shut down extra heavy users especially gamers. This is the park where I am having problems. On the road and elsewhere I will use Mobley that I have yet to test.


Did you get your Mobley through ATT $20/mo plan that ended in September? If so, just use it & forget about campground wifi.
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Did you get your Mobley through ATT $20/mo plan that ended in September? If so, just use it & forget about campground wifi.
I wish - just bought it. If calculations correct I should be able to keep up to five wifi devices running on Echo and be under 1 gig which will be $10 a month plan. Should have problem solved one way or another by the time we head back south this fall.
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