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WeBoost questions/info thread

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by Chux, Mar 1, 2020.

  1. Mar 1, 2020 at 9:39 AM
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    Chux

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    Looked around and not much information on a weboost system in TW
    So a good thread of info is needed.

    Post up pics, installs, and personal experience with weboost..

    These videos show what is weboost, insight on the booster, pros/cons and install
    (If your not familiar with it)


    https://youtu.be/u26cWiAEUYc

    https://youtu.be/4XnkVvb40GY
     
  2. Mar 1, 2020 at 9:53 AM
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    Just got my 4GX-OTR and BAMF antenna mount the other day. Basically ready to install but looking for info on hardwiring the power cord. Has anyone done it? How have you run the power to the booster? With the kit comes a 12v plug with on/off switch but I’m looking to do something different.

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    I have the discontinued WeBoost 4GX-RV. It's been helpful a few times. Looks like they've improved the product, hence discontinuing the 4GX-RV.

    I didn't do any comprehensive testing, but there's plenty of youtube reviews showing nice dB gains, showing better data speeds. I found it was helpful for taking a very weak signal that cut in and out to a usable signal, at least for voice or text.

    https://www.rvmobileinternet.com/gear/weboost-drive-4g-x/#reviews
     
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    I’ve run a bunch of Wilson/weboost products over the past 15 years. They were a standard install on our Game Warden vehicles here in Maine so I started to put them in my POVs and even one on my boat.

    currently a Drive x in the family vehicle with Mag mount antenna and the Reach in my taco with the OTR antenna on the Rago bracket just like you show.

    here in Maine I see this as a very important tool since we have mostly rural areas with weak signal. I won’t spend any time traveling in a vehicle or boat for that matter that isn’t equipped.

    a lot of these things are subjective reviews. And some people have very unrealistic expectations about what they do. They are a BOOSTER not a create-a-signal-where-signal-doesn’t-exist device. If you have a weak signal and use this, chances are it will help. If you have no signal because you’re in the middle of nowhere, a booster has nothing to boost (technically amplify).

    I mounted my internal antenna up where the crawl control overhead console is. Within 3 feet of the phone is optimal but the closer the better.

    hope this is useful.
     
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    chuck you also asked about wiring. I clipped the lighter plug and went directly to my aux battery at first. But it had a pretty decent power strain when it was on all the time. So now it’s connected to my SPOD to power on with the ignition. Highly suggest that rout. This way it’s out of site out of mind.
     
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    Great feedback, thanks so much. I was contemplating my own switch but tying into the ignition is a great way to go about it..
     
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    Yep this way, no battery drain and it’s always running in the background
     
  9. Mar 11, 2020 at 3:16 AM
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    Weboost install update.




    Driveway test:

    Wifi on Weboost off


    WiFi on Weboost on


    WiFi off Weboost off


    WiFi off Weboost on
     
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    Thanks for the thread and the photos of the install! I'm planning on doing the exact same thing with the truck antenna in the rear like yours. Right now i have a weBoost Drive 4G-M with a mag mount antenna next to the shark fin, and it makes a huge difference driving around Montana.

    Question for you, was the antenna cable long enough to route inside the cab? Any advice for getting the cable routed into the cab?

    Also, was the 5/8" through hole in the bamf bracket the right size for the weboost antennas? Did you use the antenna spring with all 3 sections attached, even though their manual says not to?

    Thanks for creating this post, i am really excited to have a giant and effective antenna!
     

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