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When to use the We Boost


Hi all,

 

So I am sure this has been covered in other posts but I just don't get it so please bear with me.  Lee and I are having a running disagreement about whether to put up our whole house We Boost when we stop for a few days.  In all fairness he's the one that sets it up and it is a pain, plus not great when it's super windy, but my issue is I just don't understand when it can be helpful.

 

Scenario one - no signal.  In this case Lee says it's never helpful because it can only boost an existing signal

Scenario two - strong signal (3 or more bars) slow internet speeds.  Again Lee says in this case it doesn't help because it can't make the speeds faster, just help get a weak signal.

Scenario three - weak signal (1-2 bars).  In this case Lee says it will help and usually is willing to put it up.  

 

Soooo...do those of you who have one of these agree??  Are you using it to any good effect in scenario 1 and 2?  

 

Thanks Trace...and no I don't feel disloyal because Lee doesn't even read the forum lol



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under 3 bars and I set up and raise the antenna......of course I use AT&T hotspot and a Crane CCX mile antenna for most of my internet needs......have a wilson cellular also on the tower (24' ext. painter pole) so it seems to cover all bases



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Hi Tracey,

I don't pay attention to the bars, I do not find that to be accurate enough. I look at the dBm reading (under the Settings, about device, signal strength). If it's -90 or worse, we set it up. I usually find the We Boost gives the signal a 20 to 30 point gain on the signal, the bigger the negative number, the worse the signal.

Right now we're at a one night stopover before we return the rig to the repair shop, my AT&T phone is -111 but Verizon is reading -68dBm, since my early AM conf call will be a Skype call, my Verizon signal is strong enough that we don't need it.

Note - last location we were in, a place I know you've been (Kartschner Caverns SP), my phone (AT&T) was showing 1 bar, dBm of -100 or worse, setting up the We Boost got me to -78 dBm which is perfectly workable. We don't have the whole house system, we have the RV version and the set up is usually just a few minutes. Since Dale and I both know that if I don't have a reasonable signal we have to pack up and move on, that's enough incentive to take the 5 minutes to set it up and 5 minutes to take it down. Because we have a low antenna we haven't noticed much of a difference caused by strong winds.

Ruth



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Lee and Trace wrote:

and no I don't feel disloyal because Lee doesn't even read the forum lol


 I see blackmail in your future! Ha ha!



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TheNewhalls wrote:
Lee and Trace wrote:

and no I don't feel disloyal because Lee doesn't even read the forum lol


 I see blackmail in your future! Ha ha!


 Don't you dare !!!!



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NWescapee wrote:

Hi Tracey,

I don't pay attention to the bars, I do not find that to be accurate enough. I look at the dBm reading (under the Settings, about device, signal strength). If it's -90 or worse, we set it up. I usually find the We Boost gives the signal a 20 to 30 point gain on the signal, the bigger the negative number, the worse the signal.

Right now we're at a one night stopover before we return the rig to the repair shop, my AT&T phone is -111 but Verizon is reading -68dBm, since my early AM conf call will be a Skype call, my Verizon signal is strong enough that we don't need it.

Note - last location we were in, a place I know you've been (Kartschner Caverns SP), my phone (AT&T) was showing 1 bar, dBm of -100 or worse, setting up the We Boost got me to -78 dBm which is perfectly workable. We don't have the whole house system, we have the RV version and the set up is usually just a few minutes. Since Dale and I both know that if I don't have a reasonable signal we have to pack up and move on, that's enough incentive to take the 5 minutes to set it up and 5 minutes to take it down. Because we have a low antenna we haven't noticed much of a difference caused by strong winds.

Ruth


 That is incredibly helpful ...thank you!!!



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