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zorro
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# Posted: 20 Jan 2023 10:21
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rpe

from everything i have read, you are correct - the antennas should point in opposite directions

The modem/router linked above has 4 antennas on the rear (to pick up the external signal and 2 antennas on the sides - to send wifi around the cabin

So the side antennas on the router will point INTO the cabin

The rear antennas can also be replaced with 4 external antennas to try to boost the signal

Router;

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09NDDH6S8/ref=ox_sc_saved_image_3?smid=A28ACUCUGPG KAB&psc=1

External antenna;

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09VVWMS2F/ref=ox_sc_saved_image_2?smid=AEP2WY1PO6E Q1&psc=1

My plan is to try this and if it doesnt work, return everything - i have 30 days to do so

I can also mount the external antennas and have the modem/routed no more than 6 feet from the antenna, to minimize signal loss per the info from travellerw

Will it work................I honestly dont know, but I will give it a try as there is nothing to lose with the 30 day return policy

Fanman
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# Posted: 20 Jan 2023 17:19 - Edited by: Fanman
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If your buddies' Verizon phones work well at your place you don't need such expensive equipment, you probably won't even need an external antenna.

MiFi 8800 - $199

Unlimited data SIM card - $79 1st month, $55/mo after

No connection with the company, just a satisfied user.

zorro
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# Posted: 24 Jan 2023 14:12
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Thanks Guys

I think i am going to try the MIFI option first, via Verizon

Looks like the simplest and cheapest option

My buddy gets fairly good service, with Verizon, so hopefully i should as well

Thanks

redwolfguild
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# Posted: 24 Jan 2023 18:18
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I played this game a few years back. I tried every booster, cell plan, and nothing. Probably spent $2k on testing and buying equipment. Starlink was the answer for my situation, but you are all right, it hates trees. I have a clear view about 100 ft from the house, so I out it there.

For those of you surrounded, I saw a guy install one of those really tall radio towers and he climbed up there and mounted the StarLink Reciever on the top which was above the tree, he got really good service. Looks like shit, but he wanted Internet worse.

Fanman
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# Posted: 24 Jan 2023 20:45
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It all depends on where you are. Cell wasn't an option for us until a couple of years ago, when Verizon installed a new tower on a mountain top about 5 miles away from our cabin. Before that we suffered with a Hughes satellite system that worked OK but had too many people sharing the data allowance.

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