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Old 08-23-2013, 06:59 AM   #1
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wi-fi booster advice

We often camp at commercial campgrounds that have wi-fi. We generally prefer a campsite as far away from the office and activity as we can get so the wi-fi isn't very strong. I'm looking for a wi-fi booster that just boosts whatever signal there is - not one that I have to sign onto the network with.

I used to have a D-Link WRT54g that I ran Sveasoft firmware on that'd let me do this but I don't have that old router any more, and the firmware doesn't run on newer models. It just boosted and retransmitted and wi-fi signal there was, and I'd still sign on to the campground's wi-fi as normal.

I tried a Hawkins HW2R1 Smart Repeater and found it totally unsatisfactory. I have to sign on to the repeater, then sign it on to the campground's wi-fi, then it works. This works here at the cottage but it gets all screwed up when I move from one campground to another and the IP address it got from the last campground isn't valid so I can't connect to it. I usually have to do a factory reset, hook up to the Hawkins by network cable, and start all over.

Does anybody know of a repeater that doesn't take any setup? Just sits there and boosts and retransmits whatever wi-fi it sees?

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John
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Old 08-23-2013, 08:41 AM   #2
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Hey ,

Check this review out https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...w1U/edit?pli=1 I picked this up from RV Dreams website it is not geared toward any particular RV but more toward people who full time. This is the forum Technology On The Road - RV-Dreams Community Forum

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Old 08-23-2013, 10:05 AM   #3
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Hey ,

Check this review out https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...w1U/edit?pli=1 I picked this up from RV Dreams website it is not geared toward any particular RV but more toward people who full time. This is the forum Technology On The Road - RV-Dreams Community Forum

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Looks great. I hadn't heard of any of those before but they're exactly what I'm looking for. I'll check them outand let you know how they work.
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Old 08-28-2013, 12:25 AM   #4
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I have been using a JefaTech repeater with an external antenna for this trip. Got a bit of boost from the antenna, but it has been really nice for the parks that give out only one-use passwords since Joanne and I like to check mail at the same time.
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