Caravan & Motorhome WiFi: What type of Antenna do you need?

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Embarking on a journey in a caravan or motorhome grants the freedom to explore anywhere, a truly wonderful experience. For those who’ve invested in a caravan internet router, ensuring a strong signal on the go becomes a top priority, especially in rural or remote areas where many campsites are situated. This is where the utility of a external antenna comes into play, to really give you that boost of connectivity you need.

In this blog post, we’ll delve into the essentials of 4G and 5G external antennas, demystifying their functions, applications, and the selection process for optimal internet connectivity in your caravan.

Understanding External 4G/5G Antennas

Installing an external 4G or 5G antenna on your caravan/motorhome/boat router expands the range within which your device can capture robust mobile signals. This becomes particularly advantageous when traveling to more remote locations or when aiming to enhance connectivity at your regular campsite. Research indicates that these external antennas improve critical functions, including increased bandwidth, high gain for enhanced signal strength, and improved MIMO (Multiple-Input Multiple-Output) performance.

Do I Need an External Antenna for My Specific Caravan Router?

While not all caravan routers necessitate a separate 4G/5G antenna, some models like the ones on offer from Obedio include an external antenna in their startup packages, to maximise signal strength. However, if you are happy with your current router, routers like Huawei, TP-Link, Netgear, or Teltonika, not introducing an external antenna may limit signal maximisation. Obedio offer a range of antenna’s to ensure that we have a solution for all. We would say if you are travelling further than your local campsite and plan to really explore, then there’s no question needed. A external antenna will greatly boost your experience.

Choosing the right Tech

Selecting the appropriate antenna can be challenging, especially for those less acquainted with the technical aspects. To simplify this process, if you drop us a message through our contact form we’ll be happy to send you information on antennas for different router makes, along with installation notes for seamless integration.

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Installing An Antenna

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While we highly recommend using professional installation for optimal results, and to avoid any costly errors. Those opting for a DIY approach, will find many video guide’s online demonstrating the safe mounting of antennas on caravan. motorhome roofs. The installation process may vary depending on the router and connector types.

We would be more than happy to recommend one of our trusted installers to you, just get in touch.

Difference Between 4G/5G and WiFi Antennas

It’s essential to distinguish between 4G/5G and WiFi antennas. While a WiFi antenna enhances the signal from your WiFi router, 4G and 5G external antennas focus on improving mobile network connectivity, ensuring a faster and more reliable connection even outside WiFi range. Obedio can provide you with a full set up that will truly make it feel like you’ve taken your internet connection from home, on the road.

Embracing 5G With Obedio

As 5G availability expands, upgrading to a new 5G router becomes a viable option. This ensures optimal signal strength and reliable internet access, with a specialised version available for campervans. Unsure which router suits your needs? Utilise our support team for personalised recommendations based on your vehicle.

Prepare for unparalleled connectivity on your caravan journeys with Obedio. 

Thanks for Reading.

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