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RE: Best solutions for internet - REAL solutions please! :)

As Jon said, a MIMO (Multiple In Multiple Out) antenna set is a good choice if your hotspot or router supports it. I use an aimable dual Yagi set that has equaled or out performed our previous $600 amplifier/repeater everywhere we've been with it at less than one-third the cost. My set is mounted just above our Winegard "batwing" TV antenna. https://i.imgur.com/MICVL9Tl.jpg width=200 Hey Dutch.... could you please post a picture of the rear of your batwing antenna? I have my yagi's, just need to see the best way to build a bracket for them. I have to build a bracket that will allow the antenna to go up and down, but I haven't worked that out yet. Thanks Here's a couple of shots of the back and the roughed out bracket. The red arrows on the antennas were just temporary to indicate the top so a condensation vent was at the bottom. The bracket was cut from a piece of 1/4" thick scrap aluminum. The two larger holes were already in the scrap piece, and were not used. The antenna mounts themselves are just the 'L' brackets that came with the antennas hammered flat. The antennas maintain the same orientation when lowered the same as the batwing. https://i.imgur.com/c9E0DWOl.jpg width=400 https://i.imgur.com/mY6IB3Ml.jpg width=350 This is really great. Thanks!
crasster 01/30/22 08:03pm Technology Corner
RE: Best solutions for internet - REAL solutions please! :)

As Jon said, a MIMO (Multiple In Multiple Out) antenna set is a good choice if your hotspot or router supports it. I use an aimable dual Yagi set that has equaled or out performed our previous $600 amplifier/repeater everywhere we've been with it at less than one-third the cost. My set is mounted just above our Winegard "batwing" TV antenna. https://i.imgur.com/MICVL9Tl.jpg Thank you! What type of router are you using?
crasster 01/29/22 06:19pm Technology Corner
Best solutions for internet - REAL solutions please! :)

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crasster 01/29/22 04:22pm Class A Motorhomes
Best solutions for internet - REAL solutions please! :)

I'm having a lot of trouble traveling because I can't get a "decent" connection. I must have one for part time work. Decent means 10mbps. That's it. :) Fast enough for a tiny vid conference or some upload. I'm having a lot of problems. I've tried Weboost and it seems spotty (yes it's for my service AT&T with the correct bands supported). It sort "meh". It somewhat helps. I'd be willing to buy a crank pole antenna with a parabolic or anything... I just want to be able to travel more. My thoughts 1) Parabolic with a crank pole antenna mounted to my RV. Simply zero in on a cell tower at a campground. 2) Perhaps have a 4G or 5G supporting router with external jacks for step #1 rather than a cell phone near Weboost connected to the antenna. 3) How is starlink? 4) How is any other satellite internet? I'm sort of desperate here. If I can make this work almost anywhere, I'll be able to travel very often. Detailed tips really appreciated.
crasster 01/29/22 04:22pm Technology Corner
RE: Musk Starlink now has a new problem

We have Starlink and travel extensively with it. When we can get into an open cell, it's been great - we haven't had any issues dealing with obstructions, even up in the mountains with lots of trees around. Photo from outside of Estes Park, CO, with the dish outlined by a red star. https://imgur.com/h7xkq7K.jpg width=640 The biggest issue is just finding open cells - we can only use it at approximately 40% of our campsites. When it works, we can expect 150+Mbps down, 30+Mbps up, and low latency without any bandwidth caps. I've used it as much as 2TB/mo. We've had it in rain, snow, and heavy thunderstorms and I don't recall any outages. We're paying almost $100/mo whether we can use it or not, but it's just another tool in the arsenal of AT&T, Verizon, etc we carry to make a living (working remotely) out here. Based on my experience with it, the Verge's issues probably had more to do with their specific cell than obstructions. It is beta, afterall. Can you explain what a "open cells" and why it only works at 40% of the campsites just a bit broader? Trying to understand. :)
crasster 01/15/22 08:32pm Tech Issues
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