So I have always preferred commercial grade equipment even for my home or in this case my RV. I purchased a BR1 Mini with LTE and wifi over wan licence. I married it to a MobileMark 5in1 external antenna. I have set it all up in my office at home and decided to get a AP One for use as the indoor access point. I have a fibreglass roof so I had friend make a very nice 10"x10" polished aluminum mounting plate to act as ground plane.
The problem is the RV is still 30 days away from being delivered and everywhere I go on the net, its all about wifi ranger. So I asked the vendor 3G Store if perhaps I had gone down the wrong path as it relates to picking up wifi from a distance. Here is the response I got,
The WiFi radio in the BR1 Mini is one of the weaker devices we carry. Average range is around 100ft. Depending on obstructions between your RV and the WiFi sources nearby, you may be able to pick up networks within 100ft as well though it could be less if there are lots of obstructions and interference from other networks. We’re not familiar with the current WiFi Ranger and Wave products, but from what I have heard, I believe some of their products provide a wider range.
For real! 100 feet? I loved the integration with cellular. I think wifi over wan is awesome. But 100 feet? I get that with an apple airport. Did I make a mistake or is this just a confused customer service agent. I realize there are limitations and i was hoping just to improve the signal a bit. 5 db antenna should help but really 100ft ?
Thanks. If I made a mistake I would rather suck it up and order a wifi ranger now before I start making holes in the roof.
BTW, setup, and functionality we beyond my expectations. I love the router, and its features, just won’t work for me if I can’t connect than access point more than 100 ft away.