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Posted: 01/29/22 04:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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. [emoticon] 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.


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While an amplifier will increase speeds when the available service is extremely weak, a stronger signal does not always result in faster speeds. A pair of outside, rooftop antennas in a MIMO connection (assuming your cell modem has that capability) will result in far faster data transfers under most conditions than an amplifier.

You will need a cell router - very few cell phones have external antenna connections, particularly MIMO capable.


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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.

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Posted: 01/29/22 06:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have a I-phone with AT&T on a hot spot, you still must have a phone connection.

no problem s far..

be certain your data package is large enough.

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Dutch_12078 wrote:

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.

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Thank you!
What type of router are you using?

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We have traveled full time 5 years and DW has to do video conferencing 3-4 times a week. I’ve tried boosters and all the rest. We use primarily use hotspots not phones. Well , we do have phones with hotspots… but as a backup.
Multiple services Both Verizon unlimited plan and T-Mobile hotspot with the ATT phones (2) with 40g hotspot ea available. I have mimo antenna for Verizon and a Wilson cell booster with a simple 12” antenna but we rarely need to use them. Especially the powered booster as it many times causes more problems than solves. One of the services always seems to work as is. But we aren’t in serious remote locations . We started out with just att and rapidly found att or Verizon alone weren’t enough. Redundancy is our key and has served us well.


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Posted: 01/29/22 08:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Unless signal is marginal, an antenna isn't likely to improve the speeds.


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Nomad Internet It is supposed to be "true unlimited data". Also, no contract. Pay as you go. 14 day free trial.

This is an interesting video FINALLY...A RURAL Internet Service that WORKS!. The key to their success is a mounting good external antennas as high as possible.

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We use the FMCA hot spot at 49.95 a month. Can stream 3 TV's and internet with no issues or throttling. We have been all over the East Coast, Texas and out west. It has worked everywhere so far.


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Dutch_12078 wrote:

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.

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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

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