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Old 07-30-2015, 01:28 AM   #1
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Need help, my build sheet is due tomorrow. I'd like to get a wifiranger but not sure which is best. The mini Pack or the Elite FM. The Elite FM has more range but is a bit pricey. What do I realistically need? Any thoughts or experiences?

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Old 08-06-2015, 08:27 PM   #2
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Well, I ended up getting the mini pack so I'll let all you know how it works out. Won't be until November when I pick my trailer.
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Interested to hear how it works out! I got a weBoost Drive 4G-X for our build, and I was going to get a WiFi Ranger as well, but we decided that since we're going to be using an unlimited data plan, we didn't want to spend the extra money on the WiFi ranger.

I've seen a couple reviews of it on YouTube, and on Technomadia, but I'm curious to hear how it helps your reception as well. Be sure to report back!
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Old 08-07-2015, 12:07 PM   #4
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Anyone know of any issues with having all these antennas in close proximity? Radio, cell, WiFi, tv...
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Old 08-07-2015, 12:15 PM   #5
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Anyone know of any issues with having all these antennas in close proximity? Radio, cell, WiFi, tv...
I believe my Weboost roof antenna had some specifications about distance for other antennas. It ended up a couple of feet from my Sirius and CB antennas but still worked really well.

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Old 08-07-2015, 02:10 PM   #6
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I am using a JefaTech router with a hi-gain antenna. Works well in campgrounds with useable, but weak signals. Or give out only one free password.
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Old 08-08-2015, 10:57 AM   #7
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Interested to hear how it works out! I got a weBoost Drive 4G-X for our build, and I was going to get a WiFi Ranger as well, but we decided that since we're going to be using an unlimited data plan, we didn't want to spend the extra money on the WiFi ranger.

I've seen a couple reviews of it on YouTube, and on Technomadia, but I'm curious to hear how it helps your reception as well. Be sure to report back!
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Old 08-08-2015, 03:09 PM   #8
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Anyone know of any issues with having all these antennas in close proximity? Radio, cell, WiFi, tv...
Fortunately mobile networks and WiFi are both at such high frequencies that wavelengths are short compared to the size of antennas, and they should be okay quite close together... not so much the case for TV (especially the lower VHF channels) or broadcast radio.

I would also be interested if anyone is having spacing issues.
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I've had less problems with antenna spacing than the cable runs. My cell amplifier cable ran parallel to the FM antenna for about 2' & using the cell amp blanked weak FM stations. I switched locations so the cables don't run parallel, and have not had problems. My XM radio antenna replaced the TV antenna, the FM & Cell antennas are about 3' apart.
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