Product to increase my WIFI range?

Custom / CUSTOM
May 12, 2012 at 23:05:48
Specs: Windows 7, 3.008 GHz / 4047 MB
Hello, I am a new truck driver and I have a Verizon Mifi card with 10GB of bandwidth per month. However after watching 2 - 3 movies that data runs out fast. I drive one of the biggest trucks out there so my parking is very limited. A lot of times I am parked near a McDonald's that offers free wifi but I can only get one bar of signal strength which is not enough to make a connection. Is there a product I can buy to greatly increase the range of my laptop so I could possibly connect? I tried doing a search but not sure if I was looking for the correct thing. A lot of my searches had products that you had to plug into the transceiver to increase its strength. I need something to boost incoming signals from everywhere.

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#1
May 13, 2012 at 02:52:55
I don't know of anything you can use while on the move. In a fixed location you can install a "wireless repeater" also known as a "range extender", but they require mains power which is obviously no good in your case.

There is a mobile antenna/range extender such as this one here: http://www.wifi-tech.com/wtr2407.htm , but connecting it to your laptop might be an issue as it's cable terminates in an RTNC or RSMA connector which no laptop (or PC for that matter) has an input for as far as I know.


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#2
May 13, 2012 at 07:28:05
Yeah my truck has AC outlets it is like a house. I have a micowave, tv, alarm clock, dorm fridge, etc. So will I need to reconfigure this repeater every time I park in a new city, or does it automatically boost all nearby wifi signals?

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#3
May 15, 2012 at 11:48:37
So no one else?

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