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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 16-07-2014, 22:27 Thread Starter
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Wi Fi Boosters

Thinking of buying a WiFi booster for the motorhome, what experience have people had of them? I only travel in the UK if that makes any difference.
Or can someone point me in the direction of where they have been discussed before please?
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We have one, Mounted on a pole that clips to the front of the trailer.

Great gadget, has saved me a lot of walking.

Ours operates under Windows XP and has been pretty bullet-proof.

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It might depend on what device you want to use with it as some are USB, if you want to use a tablet you need to use one that will set up its own WiFi hot spot.

I use motorhome wifi iboost with an iPad, you will find it on google easy peasy and Adam will talk you through everything you need to know.

http://www.motorhomewifi.com

Otherwise a search on here should pull up some info and discussions.

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I used this through Spain and France with excellent reaults:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Alfa-AWUS036...s=wifi+booster
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I also use one of Adams Antennas from www.motorhomewifi.com

He is a member on here and very helpful.


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I also use one of Adams Antennas from www.motorhomewifi.com
He is a member on here and very helpful.
Ditto.

With a FON router plugged in at home gives you access to BT wifi hotspots all over the UK (and abroad - currently using this in France through a FON hotspot).

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I also use one of Adams Antennas from www.motorhomewifi.com

He is a member on here and very helpful.

Ditto, brilliant system.
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I too use the iBoost from Motorhome WiFi and they were very helpful in discussing options with me when I purchased. I link it to 2 iPads, 2 Kindles and a laptop.
I also have a MiFi to use if no available free WiFi with a EuropaSIM I got from them.
If you only travel in UK a MiFi would not be needed as long as you have a mobile you can tether too and a suitable data package.
Adam and Sophie at Motorhome WiFi are the people to talk to and as others have said he is a member of MHF and may add to this thread. Lots of other relevant threads here too if you search.
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I used this through Spain and France with excellent reaults:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Alfa-AWUS036...s=wifi+booster
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I've been using one of these very successfully for almost 3 years now. Really handy, lightweight and use it with Windows 7, Windows XP and Linux.

I also have a directional booster, which I purchased earlier this year from motorhomewifi. Have tried it out at home and found it only marginally improved on a couple of hotspots in the vicinity. Only endeavoured to use it once 'in the field', so to speak, when travelling and couldn't get a connection. So although we carry the bulky directional booster in the van, the little lightweight Alfa range extender from Amazon is used all the time.

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Thanks chaps; I think that I will go with the Iboost pro from Motorhome WiFi. I think Adam must be away for the weekend as the site says orders on Thurs will be despatched on Tues
Thanks again.
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