Wifi vs Mifi Boosters?

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WiFi vs MiFi Booster?

The site we are on has Wifi, but the signal strength is very hit and miss. Plus it’s not a secure network. And at peak usage times you have dip in speeds.

We have a Huawei E5783B Dongle 4G with Three which we purchased for touring, but use on site. But the signal coverage for the area is poor at present and Three show only 3G coverage.

What are the options for both boosting either the on site WiFi signal strength , and likewise for boosting the Mifi signal strength?

Any links for reviews, makes and models of devices used to boost signal strength please? We are locked into a contact on the Mifi for the next 18 months.

Cheers
 
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With boosting you'll improve the signal strength between your device and the source of the WIFI signal,you won't get more (channels) - for want of a better word.If the original signal has interference all you will do is "boost"this interference.
 
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MIfi is short for Mobile wi-fi, so in this application they are one and the same.

Simple answer, until your mi-fi contract expires, is to turn on the hotspot facility of your or your Managament's phone and use that - assuming of course one or both of them are on a different SP to that of your mi-fi.

3 are one of the cheapest but their coverage leaves much to be desired. We visit our daughter and family in Bath and take our van to a farm CL in NE Somerset. There is a electricity pylon about 650m West of the pitches that carries 4G on both O2 and VF, and a 3 tower about 1.1Km East that carries 3 and EE but only EE has 4G*. We must assume that 3 don't see a market for 4G in that area which is strange given that the landline-fed broadband only just does 2MB downhill with a following wind in good weather on a sunny day. I showed the farmer how to use his phone as a hotspot (ironically on 3) and he could get 10Mb with ease. I use GG on the O2 infrastructure and can pull 29Mb with no problem on a Huawei mifi and its own internal aerial. The farmer has told all of his friends and now most have cancelled their landlines and gone mobile and mifi only.

*O2 and VF are often co-sited because that use a shared distribution system under the 'Cornerstone Project': similarly (and for many years back to the days of T-Mobile) 3 and EE have a joint company called MBNL that, like O2 and VF, is a shared distribution system. Ergo if EE have 4G on the site there is no reason why 3 should not as well given they come down the same pipe!
 
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WiFi vs MiFi Booster?

The site we are on has Wifi, but the signal strength is very hit and miss. Plus it’s not a secure network. And at peak usage times you have dip in speeds.

We have a Huawei E5783B Dongle 4G with Three which we purchased for touring, but use on site. But the signal coverage for the area is poor at present and Three show only 3G coverage.

What are the options for both boosting either the on site WiFi signal strength , and likewise for boosting the Mifi signal strength?

Any links for reviews, makes and models of devices used to boost signal strength please? We are locked into a contact on the Mifi for the next 18 months.

Cheers
It needs to be remembered that when operating a mifi inside a caravan you are sitting in a Faraday cage. Move the mifi outside for better results. We used to place ours above the skylight in poor signal areas.
 
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It needs to be remembered that when operating a mifi inside a caravan you are sitting in a Faraday cage. Move the mifi outside for better results. We used to place ours above the skylight in poor signal areas.

Or even put it in an appropriate place in your car next to the caravan - the wi-fi field it produces will work well in the caravan. Just don't pull down your blinds close to it if the have an aluminium backing!
 

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