WiFi booster

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  1. camocam1

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    Currently on site where we have to pay for WiFi but on the edge of town (using some poor sods O2 connection who forgot to password protect it) but as with BT would like a booster that could pick up free WiFi (fon) any soggestions ?? Have seen boosters from China forv£20 or MH boosters for £200 UK usage only at the moment
     
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    We have one of these http://www.motorhomewifi.com/catalog/high-gain-usb-devices/ ours is the Omni directional one, picks up loads and dead easy to use

    You might also like the iboost system this creates a wifi hotspot in your van enabeling you to use more than one item at a time or items that don't have usb ports
     
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    I had the same problem could not get wifi and the site wifi is normally pretty rubbish so I bought a 3 mifi with 15gb a month allowance for £21.10 but it is a 2 year contract.
    I get pretty good internet most places I stay, wildcamping or on site.
    I have done speed tests on the mifi and regularly get over 10mb speed. Perfect for streaming video.

    http://store.three.co.uk/view/product/ql_catalog/threecatdevice/2566

    They give you a huawei mifi router so you can use upto 5 wifi devices, phones laptops tablets etc. The router can be unlocked easily too so if your touring in Europe you can use French Spanish or German sims to still access the internet.

    However you could try an internet booster to get BT Fon.

    I bought this one early last year. Its directional so you need to point it in a direction to get a good signal. It works brilliantly and again I regularly get speeds of over 10mb When I don't have it plugged in to a usb port I usually get 2 or 3 signals with the wifi card in the laptop, but when I have the booster plugged in I can get as many as 20 new signals and it boosts the ones that are nearby.
    Apparently other users have even managed to get signals from McDonalds or Coffee shops nearly half a mile away
    I normally have it stuck on the side of my van with the usb cable attached to the laptop.

    Check out the link
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-4G-High...SB_Wi_Fi_Adapters_Dongles&hash=item20d7d50ed3

    There are omni directional boosters check the link

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rocket-An...osters_Extenders_Antennas&hash=item4d18167bd8

    BT also have an android app called smart talk so you can use your home phone network to make calls even in other countries. Check it out.

    I use internet all the time and if one of these things doesn't pick up a signal the other will.
    Hope this helps in some way.

    Happy travels

    Gary :thumb:
     
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    Just a quick point if you are using someone's connection without permission you are breaking the law and could be prosecuted for it.
    There have only been a few prosecutions but they have happened.

    Also its not very nice as you may be running up a huge bill for them.
     
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    I am currently testing Jim's one from his shop along with the wifi repeater. I will blog it when skiing on its simplicity and how good it is.

    At the present time I'm having awful trouble setting it up. The Ariel works fine and picks up things right accross my village when USBd in to the laptop. However using the repeater for the iPad etc is proving a little more difficult at present so I'm having another go today. When done I hope to give an idiots guide to usage....and trust me it will be an idiots guide :thumb:
     
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    What you are doing taking un authorised signal from this other guy is not right or clever :Angry::Doh:
     
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    well done but what else could it be paul :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    if this person isn't clever enough to protect his net then its his fault it take a few seconds to password protect his connection so sod him :Smile:
     
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    On that principle , if I don't lock up my easy chairs and tables on my pitch you may take them when my back is turned :Eeek:
     
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    yep :Smile:
     
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    Thats good to know, have to make sure everything is locked away when you're around.
     
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    Worrying when those around you cannot be trusted, a shame if that's an example of today's society:Sad:
     
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    I think the smiley indicates a bit of humour in his reply :Smile:
     
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    you forget some ppl on here have no idea what humor is people forget the name of the site is called fun :Laughing:
     
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    So I am a grumpy old bugger :Sad: but I wouldn't take what is not mine :Cool:
     
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    ok but we only have your word for that as including you being a grumpy bugger :Smile:
     
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    theft of somebody elses data allowance is as bad as hooking into their electric supply, but more expensive. i cant see why anyone normally law abiding cant see this.... theft is theft and its wrong on many levels
     
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    why is it some people insist in taking the fun out of fun take it for what it is a bloody laff
     
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    :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:​
     
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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Behave you lot or you wont get the review I promised :Wink:


    Jees it's as tough cookie this thingy....

    Ive spent most of the afternoon with it now....

    I will fix it though, I will
     
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