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SteveWoz

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Posted: 07/03/19 09:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm about to embark on a 3-week family motorhome trip and I'm considering purchasing a WiFi extender for the sanity it may preserve while traveling with a 17-year-old.

First, I'm interested in opinions about whether this is a good investment. Second, I'm specifically looking at the Alfa Camp Pro 2 for about $135. Does anyone have any experience with this unit or CAN YOU RECOMMEND ANOTHER UNIT that isn't too much more expensive?

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May increase range but won’t increase band width.


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Going to follow this one. Had very poor WIFI this weekend and DW was going crazy without her Facebook. Not my thing but we all know Happy Wife Happy Life.


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SteveWoz wrote:

CAN YOU RECOMMEND ANOTHER UNIT that isn't too much more expensive?
No, because the cheap ones don't work.

This one works.

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if the wifi network you are trying to connect to uses a web browser sign-in function for its guests to utilize their WiFi you will have trouble getting the extenders to work.
It is much like when you go to Starbucks and connect, but need to accept the Terms and Conditions on a web browser before being granted access to the Web.
there have been other discussions about this there may be a workaround for it but i have not tried yet.

* This post was edited 07/03/19 12:23pm by shastagary *

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And don't forget the wifi extenders may get you better access to the campground wifi, but if that wifi is painfully slow, then all the extenders in the world won't do you any good.

My experience has been if you have trouble accessing the campground wifi, when you can connect it will be slow, because it's a low priority for the campground. Which is why you have trouble connecting in the first place.


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Correct. Try the WiFi in the office or next to one of their antennas and do a speed test.

If it’s crapppy there, the extender won’t help.


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It's generally best to provide your own wifi via cellular.

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