Possibly a daft MiFi question

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by laneside, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. laneside

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    Now back in Blighty and getting bored with crap weather so may get up to mischief but better ask first.

    The 3 signal on the E586 dongle is not very good here so if I stick my booster into the dongle will it boost the signal or stuff it up?

    Quick answers required before cabin fever takes over and I try it
     
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    IMHO I would think:
    If it's a wifi booster it will do nothing
    If it's a mobile signal booster it might work
    However, I don't know a lot about the subject matter, so it might explode & destroy your motorhome! :Eeek:
     
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    No as the wifi booster has a diffident aerial, you will need a better db gain aerial for the Mifi.

    You can buy them but as a cost! - try putting the mifi on the roof of MH outside MH as shielding happens within the MH which weaking the signal.
     
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    How about moving to a site with better reception? Your engine and wheels will still work this side of the channel :Laughing::Wink:
     
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    Its only daft not to ask :Rofl1:

    I couldnt find your dongle in this list - 3g signal booster

    I'll have another look as i found some other stuff for myself that i havent ordered yet...
     
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    put the mifi in a waterproof bag and hoist it above the motorhome on a bamboo cane or tie it to the top of a fibre flagpole, height is the key.
     
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    forgot to say it wont work for lots of techy reasons...:Doh:


    The other thing is fixing isnt quick or cheap as you really need a 3g signal booster...2 options a repeater or an aerial booster (similar to your wifi one)...but as already has been suggested - getting your mifi as high as possible or even just outside the van (especially if its metal skinned)
     
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