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Old 10-25-2018, 09:33 AM   #21
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You might want to take a look at the Alfa systems extender and personal Hot Spot. I am using the 1st gen. starting the second season and we both stream at will. It also adds a level of security and a personal network.

https://store.rokland.com/products/a...RoCn8wQAvD_BwE
How did you mount the Alfa external antenna to your camper? Is there a need to drill through the skin/roof of the camper?
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Old 10-25-2018, 01:40 PM   #22
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If youíre talking about rock crusher canyon RV resort in Crystal River then they do have Wi-Fi. We are there now and our signal is very good. I canít say how it is throughout the park.
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Old 10-25-2018, 02:35 PM   #23
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Nothing may help

If the RV park doesn't have a high bandwidth connection to the internet, there is nothing you can do to boost that. If the issue is your distance from the rv parks wifi, then yes.
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Old 10-25-2018, 04:27 PM   #24
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If youíre talking about rock crusher canyon RV resort in Crystal River then they do have Wi-Fi. We are there now and our signal is very good. I canít say how it is throughout the park.

No, I had made reservations before I checked the forum and saw the mention of rock crusher. I will be at quail roost? quail run? Thought about moving but they had told me there would be a $200 deposit lost so figured we would just hang tight and see what it is.
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Old 10-25-2018, 08:11 PM   #25
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How did you mount the Alfa external antenna to your camper? Is there a need to drill through the skin/roof of the camper?
Details on my Alfa system and install start at post #20 in this thread: http://www.keystoneforums.com/forums...ht=alfa&page=3
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Old 10-29-2018, 12:02 PM   #26
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Got carried away and ordered the 15dBi omni antenna....the picture does not make it easy to understand the scale...it is like 5 ft long lol

Check the dimensions before ordering people!
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Old 10-29-2018, 05:03 PM   #27
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George, hopefully the ATT wireless will work for you. When wifi/internet was first getting started the first opportunity we had for any kind of broadband was from a local company that installed repeaters on the water towers in town. Although I was a manager for the local telco at the time the telcos did not offer any service like that so I went with them. They installed the pole with antenna on the side of my house nearest the water tower and ran a cable inside to the router. Worked far better than anything we had ever known and used it for several years until the telcos caught up. Hopefully they will provide you better service at a lower cost.

Danny, the AT&T Fixed Wireless Internet service has been on for a week. It works great. 20 mbit download and 10 upload. Only issue is that they keep dropping the IP lease and picking it back up again. I use a tool called CPanel to get my email and manage my website. Had to do a work around to get these to work properly but otherwise seamless. Will be calling Hughesnet tomorrow to drop their service. BTW: We can stream 1080P with no buffering on Netflix and with Hughesnet, could only stream 480 with occassional buffering. At about half the price! I got the no contract service for $10 more a month (they give you $10 off for the first year if you sign a contract then it goes up to $70 a month anyway).
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Old 10-30-2018, 04:18 AM   #28
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How did you mount the Alfa external antenna to your camper? Is there a need to drill through the skin/roof of the camper?
Most people run the cable through the slide seals. The bottom corner.

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I use a smaller antenna (less gain) that suction cups to the inside of the window. I winter at a RV resort that installed a wifi system that provides each site with enough band width to stream. Last year when at 100% capacity we could stream day and night. We use the Alfa system to provide us with a secure network.

From what I have been told the wifi towers have a donut shaped signal and the towers we have, have a ground base signal to cover inside the donut. In other words you can be too close to the tower. We are within eye sight of at least 3 towers and all 3 show up at 100% in the setup selection screen. Lastly, no system can overcome the limitations of the wifi system you are going through, it just improve the signal to and from the tower.
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Old 11-05-2018, 05:36 PM   #29
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Update on our wifi situation

We are here at Quail Roost RV and they have wifiÖ.decent at times, not so much at others. Their little coupon says they will not allow you to run "too much" data, if anyone knows what that means. It was very "iffy", off and on, fast and slow etc. I put in the new Netgear AC 1200? extender and boy it makes a difference. I could probably run Netflix (says my loop is 65mb) but the provider (and resort) says they will throttle it down and/or stop it if you take up too much bandwidth. And, I have experienced big slowdowns at high traffic hours. Anyway we're here, the extender works great, the park is pretty nice and we have wifi - guess you can't ask for a lot more than that.
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