Which product can you recommend Santa brings me?

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  1. irnbru

    irnbru Funster Life Member

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    I think its about time I had some sort of device to pick up wifi from a distance. Which item/package should I get? I already have a 3 mifi that works fine though its a few years old.

    I would like to be able to pick up wifi from the MH instead of having to go into a clubhouse etc to obtain it.
     
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    Second that. For a no hassle system you can't beat the iBoost.
     
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    iboost is a good bit of kit but massively overpriced. solwise do very similar kit at 1/3 of the price. another very cheap alternative is this below, but it does not pick up signals quite as far as the others. think 1/2 a mile instead of 1 mile and only works with a laptop. fine for picking up the signal from most site clubhouses though but well under £20. then set up the laptop to use its built in wifi aerial as a hotspot for phones and tablets

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/151394239100?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649
     
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    Another vote for iBoost here
     
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    Chris Funster Life Member

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    I have the iboost as well and find it excellent.

    It's not cheap but it does have lots of flashing lights(y)
     
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    agreed.. it is

    we rarely use sites with wifi, seldom go near a McDees, have rarely found a BT Fon , .. but when we it did find an open or free wifi it works very well... excellent if you are on a site and had to pay for each wifi connection..

    however, for our particular use..probably been better buying a Mifi , £160 buys a shed load of data ..
     
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    The usefulness of any WiFi booster depends on there being a WiFi source which is close enough to be used and is one which you can connect to (rather than a private one).
    I bought a Huawei e5337 4G MiFi and then bought the antenna to go with it from Addie. Works fine for us.
     
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    Right up Santa street then
     
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    Another vote for iBoost. Brilliant bit of kit. Cost? No it isn't cheap but you get what you pay for.
     
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    Another for Solwise we've had one for years and it works well at a reasonable price.
     
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    A new mifi device and external antenna..
    And the I boost or similar is as good as it gets unless you go satellite. .
    If you want plug and play it's the I boost...as far as I know some of the other devices which do the same job may need a bit of setting up,but others will tell you...
    I got the I boost and even I managed to use it..
    Ta andy
     
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    irnbru Funster Life Member

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    So how come there is an upgrade on the page but doesnt show it as a new item @Addie

    Ive decided I want to buy tge longest range possible....or should I say I want mum to buy me. :)
     
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    The iBoost is a rip off

    Go with the Solwise, looks the same type of kit as the iBoost but half the price and dead easy to set up, if you get stuck ask on here and someone will be able to help
     
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    irnbru Funster Life Member

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    The solwise might be cheaper but if it doesnt reach as far then for me it might be penny wise pound foolish. I would hate if the person next to me could get online using an iboost and me not getting online using the Solwise.
    Just how much shorter does it reach? And does people prefer the direction or omni aerial?
     
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  17. Big Nick

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    The Solwise 'Rocket' aerial picked up Whitby Caravan Park wifi which is near the Abbey when I was parked at Blue Bank on the A169 at Sleights

    Check google maps if unfamiliar with the locations

    Your money though!
     
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    Iboost customer care is spot on any problems they will try and sort it, probably not the cheapest, don't know about Solwise.
     
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    Probably not the most accurate product review ;)
    It would be good to see a side by side comparison of the two main suppliers though.
     
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    irnbru Funster Life Member

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    Im surprised @Techno100 hasnt done a comparison.
     
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