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Old 06-30-2011, 10:18 PM   #29
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I found the mount for mine on the roof of my motorhome:



I simply used hose clamps to attach it to the TV antenna - stands up with the antenna and lays down flat with the antenna ...
Good Idea if you already have the mount. How do you like the antenna Alan?
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Old 06-30-2011, 10:22 PM   #30
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I found the mount for mine on the roof of my motorhome:

That's my plan but I'll have to wait for it to get here to check out the cable access into the interior.

Time will tell.
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Old 06-30-2011, 10:32 PM   #31
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Good Idea if you already have the mount. How do you like the antenna Alan?
Works like a champ - we've used it for a couple of years now. I've rarely been without a wi-fi connection since I installed it.
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Old 06-30-2011, 10:43 PM   #32
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Just a word of caution. The more people using any repeater devices such as the Jefa will congest the airwaves, particularly in a small RV park. A small network can easily become overwhelmed and incapacitated. Here is a link to a previous discussion Building an RV wifi network
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Old 06-30-2011, 11:16 PM   #33
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Just a word of caution. The more people using any repeater devices such as the Jefa will congest the airwaves, particularly in a small RV park. A small network can easily become overwhelmed and incapacitated. Here is a link to a previous discussion Building an RV wifi network
This repeater uses it's own SSID address so all it does is capture the existing signal so it's no different than getting it through your laptop card. Doesn't degrade the existing signal at all. Alvinc in his post is wrong about the Jefa using the same bandwidth.
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Old 07-01-2011, 12:18 AM   #34
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I can see how this product would work quite well. We have the Pepwave Surf 400 and it does a great job. I mount it on the window when at a CG and it drastically improves WiFi reception. It only has a 5dBi gain and works great. So, I can imagine how well 15dBi would work.

I may have to consider this product for our RV. It certainly seems like it would be an upgrade. I would keep my Pepwave since I use it at home as well to extend our WiFi to outside lounging by the pool. I've also used the Pepwave at hotels to get a better signal from the hotels WiFi.
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I've had that same Jefa Tech kit for two years now. Been all around the U.S. with it and have never had any problems logging on to a working campground WiFi system.

I updated the software about two months ago and it is very easy to connect onto any Wifi signal available within about a half mile, sometimes further in the right conditions.

Excellent support from Jefa Tech too.

I mounted my antenna the same way you did and ran a 20 foot cable to the bathroom vent. Mounted the repeater in the bathroom.
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I'm installing a yagi 15db directional antenna on my tv antenna. Used it last week in a campround by laying it on the dash, pointed toward the camp office and got great reception. Use iRV2 search and type in yagi antenna. The thread has a reply that highlights Pippens Installation. He shows you step by step how to put this antenna on your tv antenna. From the inside of your rig you turn the antenna till you get a good signal. When your ready to leave you just crank down the antenna and your ready to go. I,m installing mine next week.
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We have (what Verizon call) a MiFi. Very small (like a large credit cad about 1/2 " thick). We are in South Dakota, have traveled thru Canada, and up and down the East Coast. With-out WiFi only once in Bar Harbour Maine. The cost is $50/month. We have cancelled internet access in our PA home and just use the MiFi. There is a limit, but it is 5 gigs. When traveling, only useit when camp-site has no WiFi or when wife is paying bills on-line.
Use a Palm Pre phone which has an standard app for a WiFi hot spot. Use this on the road and at home for $30 a month. The hot spot can handle up to 5 computers. Can also get my e-mail etc., but the screen is a little small for that stuff.
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Just a little update shipping was fast and it got here the morning of the day I was leaving on a weekend trip I thought it would be a great time to check it out. That is until I found out an elephant sat on the antenna somewhere en-route! The girls in the office wisely did not sign for or accept it.

I called tech support and told them about it and they said they would see what they could get done.

A few hours later I check my email and phone messages and Jefa emailed that they had been in touch with the shipper and were shipping out another antenna which I hope makes it here maybe Monday.

I'm back home in the driveway right now using it with a little 3" plastic antenna that came with it. It has picked up a few more locations than my house wireless which is cable. I'm now looking for bigger and better when the real antenna gets here.
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Just a little update shipping was fast and it got here the morning of the day I was leaving on a weekend trip I thought it would be a great time to check it out. That is until I found out an elephant sat on the antenna somewhere en-route! The girls in the office wisely did not sign for or accept it.

I called tech support and told them about it and they said they would see what they could get done.

A few hours later I check my email and phone messages and Jefa emailed that they had been in touch with the shipper and were shipping out another antenna which I hope makes it here maybe Monday.

I'm back home in the driveway right now using it with a little 3" plastic antenna that came with it. It has picked up a few more locations than my house wireless which is cable. I'm now looking for bigger and better when the real antenna gets here.
Always something... Just wait until you hook up the 5.5' antenna!
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It did get here today packed in two shipping tubes and evidently it was in two tubes last time as well. The outer tube is over 1/4" thick!
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I used my tube for holding my fishing pole in the basement.
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Well I got it mounted in a nearby tree with basically no better results than with the stubby plastic antenna. I guess I'm going to have to wait until I get to a more built up area

I've kind of picked on mounting it to the crank up OTA antenna like already shown but I've got to have a U shaped bracket made to offset it about 6 or 7" where it connects to the shaft so when it lays down it can clear the skylight in the kitchen area.
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