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Big Katuna

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Posted: 08/23/19 11:18am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

They must have improved the design. My new Weboost RV advertises 4-10’ range and it works fine 10’ away. My DW works on her laptop uploading and downloading pix all day 10’ away.


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JiminDenver

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Posted: 08/23/19 01:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It wasn't how far the laptop was from your internet device, it was how far the device was from the in door antenna. (unless your laptop used a sim card to be its own internet device)

In any event I hope that they improved on the design.


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what I have found is that in areas with poor signal that often means you only have one base station you can connect with. Now, if the area has limited users, once connected with a good booster you will likely get decent data rates for web, but often not for streaming.

The bad situation we experienced this week was a location with one distant base station, close enough to give marginal voice and a campground with 300+ sites......... unboosted signal level for verizon or ATT was around -125db. marginal for voice, not much use for any web access. So...... even with the booster and signal levels near -70db (very good) voice was now great, texting was great, messages with pictures fine, web access, well in the morning and near lunch or dinner very very very slow. Often slow enough for browser to time out. base station was overloaded. in between times web access was marginally adequate for most uses. No way to stream video. The base station also served a significant portion of the local town.

Turns out both Verizon and ATT had similar poor reception and with our verizon phones and web was virtually the same as friends with ATT phones when they used our trailer for phone/text/web hot spots.

My overall experience with the wilson RV unit, which I've used for several years, is that it very often will get you voice and adequate web access in remote location. But don't expect it to get you the ability to stream anything.


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