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userthe general
Posted: 24 November 2016 1:27 PM
Subject: Motorhome internet
 
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Has anyone experienced 'motorhome wifi company ' their package with the window mounted antenna is it a good way of getting the internet , or I know a roof fitted antenna would be better but I don't fancy more holes in roof and disturbing roof headlining etc
userStuartO
Posted: 24 November 2016 4:22 PM
Subject: RE: Motorhome internet
 
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the general - 2016-11-24 1:27 PMHas anyone experienced 'motorhome wifi company ' their package with the window mounted antenna is it a good way of getting the internet , or I know a roof fitted antenna would be better but I don't fancy more holes in roof and disturbing roof headlining etc


I looked at fitting specialist kit and decided not to spend my money that way and I use a low cost booster aerial which plugs into a usb socket on my laptop and has worked well enough boosting the wifi on the sites we have used so far.  I don't bother trying to get wifi access using more distant sources (with FON connections etc) but it could help with those too.

http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/tp-link-24ghz-8dbi-indoor-omni-directional-antenna-n49ql?cmpid=ppc&gclid=CMblzbDmwdACFUUW0wodSrIImw


I also bought a more expensive directional aerial, again plugs into a usb socket on the laptop, but that's stayed in the cupboard so far.


Edited by StuartO 2016-11-24 4:28 PM
usertomdrumbrae
Posted: 1 October 2017 1:23 PM
Subject: RE: Motorhome internet
 
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Motorhome wifi with the roof mounted antenna etc has been a complete waste of money. The site that's sells the stuff bangs on about 3. In spain and Portugal is 3g at best. You need a bosch bit and a core to drill the roof. That will set you back at least another £20 . You will also need a platform to gain safe access to carry out the work. EE at £20 per month for 15gb has given us 4G 40% of the time in portugal. Rest is 3g at best dont expect blistering performance.
I wish I had just bought a new 4G tablet and shared the connection for my kindle etc. You can also take a tablet to the site bar and usually enjoy FREE WiFi.
userCharles
Posted: 1 October 2017 1:35 PM
Subject: RE: Motorhome internet
 
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Are you saying the Three network isn't fast enough? So it's a complete waste of money? I managed with it for a couple of years but I'm now on EE and find it faster. I usually get the '4G' at the top of the screen. Whether it's 4G speeds is questionable, I'd have thought 4G would load a Web page virtually instantly.
I don't watch video though because it would drain the allowance quickly.
userBillggski
Posted: 8 October 2017 10:12 AM
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No need to drill the roof!
It comes with a directional aerial the you stick on a window and point at the best wifi source, usually the campsite, a local Fon router or nowadays a cafe.
That said it is a pain to set up for a quick email check, so I use 3 at home which has always given good coverage.
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