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Old 04-11-2017, 09:25 AM   #1
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Antenna to Router cable routing

Trying to figure out how to run the cable from my Wi-Fi antenna booster mounted on my ladder too the router to the entertainment center located about halfway down the motorhome. I don't really want to drill a hole in my fiberglass roof, was thinking about maybe running the cable underneath and then up through the floor.
Looking for suggestions how other people have accomplished this?
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Old 04-11-2017, 01:40 PM   #2
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Is this an antenna that has an integrated wifi relay and is connected by a network cable, or is it an external antenna booster connected by an antenna lead. If it is connected by an antenna lead you want to keep the lead as short as possible as the signal losses at wifi frequencies are VERY high per foot depending an the type of lead. If it is a network cable (with a phone jack style plug) then you have no practical length restrictions within the bounds of an RV size vehicle.
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My antenna is mounted to the ladder. Cable comes down the ladder and under the rear of the coach, where it enters the side of a cargo bay. A hole from the top of the cargo bay brings the cable into a rear closet area. My router is mounted in the closet. No need to run a cable all the way to the front.
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I tried running the cable down through the vent pipe, had to many elbows to allow the cable to flex down. now for another idea. ??
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My antenna is mounted to the ladder. Cable comes down the ladder and under the rear of the coach, where it enters the side of a cargo bay. A hole from the top of the cargo bay brings the cable into a rear closet area. My router is mounted in the closet. No need to run a cable all the way to the front.
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If your fridge has a vent on top of the MH then run it down the vent behind the fridge.
Another option is to run thru the rear end cap then down under the MH along the frame to one of the compartments to where there is some sort of inside access and fish up thru that.
All this take into account that you are running Ether net, Cat 5 or Cat 6 to the router.
Good luck and happy hunting
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a few years ago while getting ready for a long trip the backup camera went out. I determined the cable from the camera was bad. No time to run a new cable properly, so I simply ran the replacement cable along the outside trim using hot glue. Then taped off the exposed cable and used a can of spray paint to match the trim. Unless you looked closely it was not noticeable.

Returning from the trip I managed to thread the cable down from the center clearance light to the rear cargo area and then along the frame to the front.
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I ran mine down thee air conditioning channel in the roof and out the air-conditioning unit. and mounted it to the air conditioning cover.
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Think I have solved the problem. I ran it in the top corner of the slide and run wire behind the trim.
thanks everyone for the suggestions.
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