Niki and I have a need to be able to access the Internet pretty much on a 24/7 basis, and we are pretty sure you may need it as well.. As you know, many campgrounds and RV parks advertise "Free WiFi" - and they do have it - but being able to access it is quite another matter. Maybe the fine print says "access it from the office porch or activity center" or maybe it's a question of where you are in the campground in relation to the main transmitter or repeater stations.
After much research and review reading this our recommendation for the best all around solution at the best price.
The BearExtender Outdoor for Boat & RV -
- WIFI EXTENDER FOR SINGLE COMPUTER - Extends the Wi-Fi signal only to the computer to which it is connected by USB cable. It is not a repeater or router for multiple devices. Not a 3G, 4G, LTE or cellular booster.
- 2.4 GHz BOOST, NO AC POWER SUPPLY NEEDED - Long range 802.11n 2.4 GHz USB Wi-Fi booster with built-in 10 dBi directional antenna and integrated premium shielded 16 ft USB cable draws power from computer.
- IP65 CERTIFIED, WATER RESISTANT - IP65 Certified water resistant and dust resistant enclosure is pre-treated with an anti-UV and anti-corrosion protective coating.
- 3 VERSATILE MOUNTING OPTIONS - Detachable tabletop tripod, adjustable metal pole mounting band, and Velcro pole mounting strap.
- COMPATIBILITY - Compatible with Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8/8.1 and Windows 10 (Win 10 use requires download from our support page). Not compatible with Windows RT tablet, Mac OS X, iOS or Android.
We thought there had to be a better way and did a little research - actually a lot of research - and finally settled on the BearExtender after reading through over 300 reviews on this product and many others.
It is just that simple. With the long cord you can position the antenna wherever you get the best signal. The antenna comes with a stand and also a bracket for mounting on the wall if you wish. It is water resistant and can be set up outside. We keep it on its stand so we can move it around and point it towards the strongest signal.
What I have found is it will greatly enhance any weak signal you can pick up but if there is no signal showing without the antenna then there will probably be nothing to enhance.
You can see from the "Before and After" photos what the antenna does for our current campground location. If we can answer any questions from our experience, send us an email and we'll try to answer you.
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