Help with motorhome fun wifi please ?

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  1. landyman

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    hi, I need help please, well were settled in a nice place called girvan over looking the sea, but still unable to connect my wifi boost and was wondering if anyone new what I was doing wrong ?
    Connected up ok lots of wifi fon connections In the area picked the one with the best signal, then what ? Do I press lock , or select, tried them both but still not connected I'm at a loss, please help if possible.
    At the moment I'm connected using tethering with my phone
    Regards Paul
     
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    Do you have a BT or Fon account?

    I think you select the WiFi signal you want a then click "apply" from memory, then you have to wait for the log in page to open up if the signal is good enough to log in or whatever it does.

    Martin
     
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    Hi. select the one you want then press select , new pop up box comes up. Press change in bottom right. then at top of box it will ask you if you want to accept the configuration changes. Press accept...Sorted.

    Whats the readings of the son you are trying to connect to?
     
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    hi paul... assuming you've got to viewing the various networks , this is the procedure
    select the one you want by clicking on the left..
    usually choose select from the bottom right options... if there are a number of networks with similar names around then you use lock to access point..
    you then press change.
    then a blue bar appears usually saying configuration changes have been made ,,,, you need then to press apply...
    after that give it a minute and change to the main page to view the signal strength indicator...
    you also need to see figures in the tx/rx rates... if you don't then you arnt connected...
    if its fon your on you should be directed to their log in when you try to go online,,,
    hope that helps..
    andy
     
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    Hi thanks for the quick replys , yes I'm with bt fon but not seen no log in yet done the select and apply but still not connected, I do think I was for maybe 30 seconds I'll keep trying thank again
    Paul
     
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    75 ...95 that's the best one 5 in total but still won't connect
     
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    Not bad but not great. Hit n miss . Theres a chance you might get it as night goes on. Sometimes that happens. Maybe you could try moving the aerial to outside or tweaking it around a little.
     
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    Move the iboost till you get a better (lower) signal
     
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    It is outside at the moment, thanks I'll keep trying
     
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    1) Follow MotorhomeWifi instructions to get connected to the access point and then check ("MAIN" tab) that you are connected and have figures for both TX and RX rate.
    2) In a new browser tab, attempt to go to a website; this should bring up the BT login page, on which you need to select the Fon option and log in using your user ID and password.
    At stage 1, if you are getting good signal strength but no TX/RX rate, it's possible that something is impeding the handshaking; I've sometimes found it necessary to move the aerial to a different position to avoid foliage in the line of sight to the access point - sometimes horizontally, sometimes vertically (perhaps lower, to pass beneath trees).
    At stage 2, if you are attempting to connect to an https:// address, you may receive a security certificate-related error message; this is because you are being forwarded to BT's login page rather than the address that you input - opt to continue anyway. It is worth noting that in some countries the forwarding to the login page may not work at all if you use an https:// address - SFR Fon in France being a case in point.
     
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    Is this any use?
     

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    Would be easier if there was a YouTube video

    I have not had much luck with iboost either
     
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    MHW's instructions are generally well-written. If followed step-by-step, it should be possible to achieve a connection to a sufficiently strong Wi-Fi signal. And MHW offer support if required. Problems arise if one ignores the instructions and misses out key steps, particularly if using a small mobile phone screen as someone that I met earlier this year was doing - the inability to see most of the page on the screen was a major impediment.
    I find it much easier to step through written instructions than to try to follow a YouTube video, especially if I don't have an Internet connection!
     
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