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Posted: 08/01/21 01:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I’m looking for a good wi if booster for our tat to boost the signal at the campgrounds for smart TVs and iPads and such. What do y’all suggest?

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Posted: 08/01/21 02:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Boosters increase signal strength not bandwidth. In private campgrounds that offer wi fi it’s rarely signal strength.


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Quit when you get to WeBoost!

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Whatever you buy, you may be disappointed. A booster can help you get connected to a weak signal but it can't increase the total bandwidth available. And it looks like you're more interested in bandwidth to stream video.


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HappyKayakers wrote:

Whatever you buy, you may be disappointed. A booster can help you get connected to a weak signal but it can't increase the total bandwidth available. And it looks like you're more interested in bandwidth to stream video.


To the OP read this one again. My experience in many cases it’s not the WiFi signal strength. Most often it is the number of people trying to access an under powered WiFi access point, insufficient bandwidth none of which a WiFi booster will help.

What might be a better option is to assure you have good cell service, perhaps with a cell signal booster, an unlimited service plan, and something else todo when all else fails.


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wildtoad wrote:

HappyKayakers wrote:

Whatever you buy, you may be disappointed. A booster can help you get connected to a weak signal but it can't increase the total bandwidth available. And it looks like you're more interested in bandwidth to stream video.


To the OP read this one again. My experience in many cases it’s not the WiFi signal strength. Most often it is the number of people trying to access an under powered WiFi access point, insufficient bandwidth none of which a WiFi booster will help.

What might be a better option is to assure you have good cell service, perhaps with a cell signal booster, an unlimited service plan, and something else todo when all else fails.


very true. Often in these places the cell providers aren't providing enough towers or channels to support full bandwidth. And while a booster can get you better signal strength, signal strength, unless the signal is very strong, also affects the bandwidth you can get regardless of available bandwidth. With lower signal strengths lots of error correction goes on reducing available bandwidth.

Yes, we use a weeboost booster very often. Works excellent for what WE want, ability to make phone calls, recieve text messages, send a text with a picture, get info from a web page, check email, all lower bandwidth needs. Streaming video, or even youtube? not so likely to succeed.


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Anyone who even thinks about connecting a smart TV to campground WiFi clearly doesn’t understand the concept of bandwidth.


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RRinNFla wrote:

Anyone who even thinks about connecting a smart TV to campground WiFi clearly doesn’t understand the concept of bandwidth.
I think about it, and I found several that actually work.

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Actually your right, I don’t understand about bandwidth. I do understand that some people had rather be condescending than answer questions.

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