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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.


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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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