Using an Outdoor WiFi Antenna and a Directional Outdoor WiFi Antenna
If you camp or have an RV, you may also have an outdoor WiFi antenna. Many campers today are considering these as being a necessary part of their gear, since it means internet access while camping and on the road. Being able to access the internet while camping may mean being able to stay out longer since you can work from your RV, and also means staying on top of emails, your financial records, the latest news, and everything else for which you might use the internet.
So how can you get the most from your outdoor WiFi antenna? If you've never used such an antenna or aren't an electrician, don't get overwhelmed. Let's consider a few simple tips here.
Distance and Coverage
Many immediately wonder what type of distance and coverage they get with their outdoor WiFi antenna. It's important to remember that distance and coverage are based on a variety of factors, not just your antenna. When camping or in an RV, you'll have interference from the woods and mountains around you. The transmitter from which you're receiving signals will also play a part in this.
Buying the best outdoor WiFi antenna will mean being able to pick up more signals and being able to maintain those signals as well, but there are no guarantees as to this. Don't assume that a top of the line and most expensive antenna will mean that you'll get a signal no matter what.
You can install your own outdoor WiFi antenna but often it's good to have someone at an RV dealership do this for you. A permanent mounting of the antenna means drilling into your RV and of course you don't want to do damage to its frame, other wiring, or anything else.
It's also good to have a professional do this installation so you know your outdoor WiFi antenna won't be damaged and will be done properly. If installed by a professional, you know the installation will last and you won't void a warranty from the antenna manufacturer because of a faulty install.