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Old 09-21-2015, 06:43 PM   #31
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I use my sleek right below the trucker antenna on my 21 with no problems - the trucker has ground plane elements and that seems to isolate the sleek.
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Old 09-21-2015, 07:36 PM   #32
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So some of you mount it in the trailer, and some in the tow. I am curious as to your reasoning, as I plan out what to do myself. As mentioned, I want the best of both worlds, with boosted reception inside both.

I plan on giving weBoost a call, as it sounds like their support folks are really helpful, and bug them about my desired scenario.
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Old 09-21-2015, 07:48 PM   #33
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As to the WeBoost 4GX, you might want to take a look at the installation PDF - here is an interesting quote- "Ensure a minimum of 20 feet vertical or 50 horizontal feet separation from the Outside Antenna."
I finally checked WeBoost's website again to get my model numbers straight. The Drive 4G-X was indeed the model I was thinking of to replace the Wilson Sleek in my trailer. But when I looked at the installation PDF I didn't see the quote Jon mentioned about antenna separation. After all, a fifty-foot separation would be an unusual requirement for a mobile device. We seem to be looking at different documents.
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Old 09-21-2015, 07:55 PM   #34
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As mentioned, I want the best of both worlds, with boosted reception inside both.
You realize that your plan is to retire? Some of the benefit of retirement is not being in instant and constant contact.
Ask the Old Bag. Nothing irks her more than me talking to my "invisible friends" on the forum, when we are on "vacation".
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Old 09-21-2015, 08:01 PM   #35
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You realize that your plan is to retire? Some of the benefit of retirement is not being in instant and constant contact.
Ask the Old Bag. Nothing irks her more than me talking to my "invisible friends" on the forum, when we are on "vacation".
Hey, she has met me several times, and knows I really exist. But, you do have a point that I will be less in need of being connected once I retire. I might have to work longer to pay for all these toys though.
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Old 09-21-2015, 08:06 PM   #36
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Their model numbers are a bit confusing. When I did a search for WeBoost 4gx, the Connect 4G-X, SKU# 471104, which is listed at $899.99 under home solutions came up. The Connect 4G-X Installation Guide (PDF) is where the antenna spacing info is - page 5.

They also have a Drive 4G-X, SKU 470510 which is listed at $479.99 on the Vehicle solutions page. I suspect that is the one you are looking at. Sorry for the confusion...
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They also have a Drive 4G-X, SKU 470510 which is listed at $479.99 on the Vehicle solutions page. I suspect that is the one you are looking at. Sorry for the confusion...
Yeah, that's it. Their model numbers are confusing, as is the transition from Wilson -> WeBoost. I wonder what the story is behind that.

It will be a while before I try one of those. If someone else does, I'm sure we'd all be eager to find out how well it works.
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The WifiRanger is used with the Go2, which is wireless router that sets up a secure wireless network in the trailer. Cool. But isn't the weBoost 4G-M also a wireless router that broadcasts to the inside of the trailer? It seems redundant. What am I missing?
The Weboost is not a router. Its a signal booster. It has no routing, DHCP or switching capabilities - it just amplifies the signal it receives.

Most WiFi hotspots (or phones used as a hotspot) have a built in router. The Weboost just amplifies the signal produced by the hotspot.

To confuse matters more, the Go2, a MiFi, or a cell phone hot spot isn't really a "router" either - at least not in the data networking sense. Its really a layer 3 switch with NAT capabilities. I work with real routers every day, and they actually route traffic from one node in a network to another.
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So some of you mount it in the trailer, and some in the tow. I am curious as to your reasoning, as I plan out what to do myself. As mentioned, I want the best of both worlds, with boosted reception inside both.

I plan on giving weBoost a call, as it sounds like their support folks are really helpful, and bug them about my desired scenario.
Easy solution Jim - a booster in both locations. Just move the hotspot or phone from the trailer to the tow when underway. Of course, to take advantage of this, there would be a corresponding antenna in the tow too. So while its 'easy', it is also expensive.
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Old 09-22-2015, 09:30 AM   #40
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I am trying to figure out a way not to put a hole in the roof. If there is already wiring done by ETI for the TV ready cable plugs wouldn't that work? Plug outside bumper antenna cable into outside TV plug and inside TV cable into the wilson sleek cradle for the phone? If not the correct cable couldn't ETI install the cable needed for this to work, maybe just add another plug and leave the TV cable so you can have both.
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