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Old 11-30-2008, 11:57 AM   #1
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I have a desktop pc I want to use in my ig I,ll keep the PC under my dinette table, and when we are parked just plug in the flat montor i have and keyboard, mouse etc.my question is what kind of wi/fi card or antenna to use.

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I have a desktop pc I want to use in my ig I,ll keep the PC under my dinette table, and when we are parked just plug in the flat montor i have and keyboard, mouse etc.my question is what kind of wi/fi card or antenna to use.

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You can use a PCI internal card but a usb wifi device would be simpler.
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I think a USB adapter is more flexible. You can use it on more than one PC if you have them. Having a separate high power antenna is more important. I often have been parked quite a way from the campground's wi/fi antenna. I put my antenna on the roof of the coach and run the wire through a window to my USB adapter on the PC and get connection that I wouldn't otherwise get.
My notebook PC has built in wireless, but it doesn't work unless I am really close to the transmitter.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by two2go:
I think a USB adapter is more flexible. You can use it on more than one PC if you have them. Having a separate high power antenna is more important. I often have been parked quite a way from the campground's wi/fi antenna. I put my antenna on the roof of the coach and run the wire through a window to my USB adapter on the PC and get connection that I wouldn't otherwise get.
My notebook PC has built in wireless, but it doesn't work unless I am really close to the transmitter. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

What type of antenna do you have and where can it be purchased?
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JC2,

I'm using a Wilson Trucker Cell phone antenna with a 3-watt booster, using a USB device to connect to Verizon. We were recently at Zion NP, staying at an RV Part near Virgin UT. I had read several reviews about this place and there were comments about not being able to get a signal for Verizon. I had a strong signal, strong enough for both the Verizon access and Trac Phone.
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Sal,

We have 2 desktops and a laptop. One of the desktops and the laptop have built-in antennas and one desktop has a usb wireless connector that plugs either directly into the usb on the back of the desktop OR via a 6 ft cable. We used to plug it in directly, but then it is limited in the same way those with the built-in is. Now we use it with the cable. This lets us move the antenna/connector around for the best signal when in places where it is marginal. Including hanging it in a window or moving it around a corner.

We can nearly always get a signal on that desktop where it can be iffy on the other 2 machines.
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I use this USB adapter with an antenna similar to this .
Check eBay. Be careful that the antenna connector works with the adapter. RP-SMA (reverse polarity SMA) is one common type.
Get at least a 3M (10 ft) cable.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Jeff and Cheryl:
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I'm using a Wilson Trucker Cell phone antenna with a 3-watt booster, using a USB device to connect to Verizon. We were recently at Zion NP, staying at an RV Part near Virgin UT. I had read several reviews about this place and there were comments about not being able to get a signal for Verizon. I had a strong signal, strong enough for both the Verizon access and Trac Phone. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thanks for the info. Next year we are probably going to get the Verizon Wireless USB727 Modem and maybe the antenna that you described from the 3G online store. http://3gstore.com/ Not sure about the CradlePointer Router as we are only using (1) pc in the MH. One thing that really irritates me are CG's that advertise WiFi then when you get there, you might get a signal if your right next to it.
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