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TrekkingTruckles

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Roadtrek, WiFi Boosting System and Antennae Installation
« on: February 20, 2016, 04:12:05 PM »
Does anyone have any experience with the Rogue Wave wifi boosting system?  It seems to have good online reviews. The hardware that comes with it is primarily designed for marine use and we we wondering if anyone had mounted it on a Roadtrek?  If so where.  Appreciate any insight on this or any other boosting systems you may have on a Class B.

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Re: Roadtrek, WiFi Boosting System and Antennae Installation
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2016, 04:37:34 PM »
Nothing special about it that I can see - just a better wifi radio and antenna than the typical computer gadget. I use a Crane Super-USB Wifi that is similar, though its uses that "power-robbing USB" [where did they get that notion from?]. Wifi Ranger is another popular brand.

Mount the antenna anywhere you can. Higher is better, in general, though that really depends on where the signal is coming from.  If you have a ladder on the rear, that is a popular spot. I prefer a portable pole, which is nothing more than a couple pieces of PVC pipe I can assemble and stick up outside if I need better reception. Otherwise, my wifi receiver/antenna just hangs next to the window by my computer workstation.


Please be aware that a system that performs well over open water may fail miserably when there are obstacles in the way (trees, RVs, hill, buildings). No booster can do much if the signal doesn't reach it, or there are solid objects interfering with the return path.
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Re: Roadtrek, WiFi Boosting System and Antennae Installation
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2016, 06:09:26 PM »
Amazon has 8 reviews here of the Wave WiFi Rogue Wave Ultra Small WiFi Access System;
http://amzn.to/1POg2GF
Price is $359 but that includes delivery

I am using a portable UAWIFI at $79 which I am pretty happy with.
http://amzn.to/24iuxdC

Usually I just stick it on the side of the RV, sometimes just on the ceiling inside. In other campgrounds I have to put up a PVC pole. It has mounting screws and a super powerful magnet, but I bought a long stock screw about 12 or 16 inches, I forget which, then I screw that into the UAWIF, lash it to the wooden broom stick which jams inside a PVC pole which connects to another PVC pole. Now I have a pole to tie to a tree or tie to my ladder out back.

Recently I bought an "active" USB cord that is 64 feet and that is awesome. Pushes more power to the UAWIFI and gives me more room to find a nice tree to tie the antenna to.
http://amzn.to/24iwh6G

I hope this helps.
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