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Old 08-29-2018, 09:28 PM   #1
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Long Range Wifi Install

Hello all,

Wanted to share the installation of the Red Port Halo WIFI extender i just completed:

First, this is not a cheap option, but the build is excellent and so is the performance.

I wanted to have a secure mast to extend on site, but didnt want to pay hundreds for a true antenna mast. I choose to use a roller extender Lowes sells for $29.00. The mast is fiberglass and aluminum and has spring loaded pin locks. A single push button is used to extend the mast.

The Halo antenna is mounted to a standard marine antenna mount...its heavy stainless steel. The mount loosens to allow the antenna to be stowed during travel.

The Cat 5 connection in the back wall is a mil-std IP-67 through wall female to female connector. Rubber seals are provided with the connector.

Finally, the mast is secured to the ladder with rubber insulators via a set of standard communication standoff antenna mast clamp.

In testing at 22 ft off ground I was able to capture wifi 2 miles away from our local Starbucks.

So far so good. Hope this helps anyone interested in a project like this.

Cheers,

Dave
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Old 08-31-2018, 04:43 PM   #2
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Very nice, had not heard of the brand.
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Old 09-10-2018, 04:52 PM   #3
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Great idea! I've got a Flagpole Buddy 22' fiberglass collapsable mast that I hang my 3 flags from. I'm thinking I could attach the antennae to the top and run the cable down thru the middle. Hmmmmm.....another project.
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Old 09-11-2018, 08:13 AM   #4
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Could you show more pics of antenna and how you hook it up inside? Thanks
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Old 09-14-2018, 10:33 PM   #5
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Nice solution Dave! Thanks for sharing. Mind if I copy your idea?
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Old 09-19-2018, 08:55 PM   #6
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Please do

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Nice solution Dave! Thanks for sharing. Mind if I copy your idea?
Its been working great. I might change the 16ft pole to a 22ft pole, but other then that, working great.

Please let me know if you need mre detail.

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Old 09-19-2018, 08:56 PM   #7
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Could you show more pics of antenna and how you hook it up inside? Thanks
Will do...I'll get some pics this weekend.
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Old 10-11-2018, 06:58 AM   #8
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My camping buddy installed this unit over the summer, Alfa WiFi Camp Pro 2 Long Range WiFi Repeater RV kit.

Simple setup and install and the range is very good for the price.
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Old 12-27-2018, 02:14 PM   #9
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BearExtender

Has anyone tried the WiFi called BearExtender. Link below but just wonder if anyone has used it and how well it works.

BearExtender Bearifi Outdoor RV & Marine High Power USB Wi-Fi Extender Antenna for PCs https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VW4M0WO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_FhtjCbA8B8MM6
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Old 12-27-2018, 05:37 PM   #10
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I looked at those a while back, but it only works for 1 computer. My wife and I have our own lap top and would need something that would work for more than one. Could just buy 2 units but will hunt for something that will work for us.
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