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Date Added: 10/31/2014 by Kevin L. (Emery, SD)
I'd have happily given this a 5 rating if it had the ability to log into RV campsites that require passwords to access their internet service. In fairness that wasn't one of the questions I asked in my phone pre sale consultation call so no harm and no foul. I wasn't familiar with the "pay per connected device" business model some campgrounds employ and didn't know enough to ask to be fair and candid.
What I like most about the device connector is the ability to log into one hotspot and then connect all the devices we carry and we carry a lot. Most often we can just leave those 8 devices connected to the Pepwave and connect it and the rest is "Plug and Play" like. I also think I like the fact that it does appear to boost our own Verizon MiFi signal and other WiFi signals, if within range. I say think because anytime the Pepwave is connected it always seems to broadcast a 5 bar signal. Pretty confident it does work as described however because switching from it to the hotspot itself does most often make for a stronger and faster connection.
One thing I'm not sure about is the advertised 1000 foot range. Seems to be a little to a lot overstated based upon our actual location relative to the RV campsites WiFi antennae. Only to say that this might not be the best stand alone solution for those RV'g without their own MiFi device. All said and done, "free" and even the "pay as you play" WiFi services in most RV camps and resorts promise much, much more than they actually deliver.
Overall though this is a product I would recommend to others and I am happy about our purchase.
Date Added: 09/19/2014 by David C. (St-Leonard, QC)
This Pepwave Device is far from being easy to install and use. I'm not a newbie and I've spend a few hours going through the installation options and steps to eventually find some signal.
It still won't work the way I intended.
If you use this for better camping ground signals, I suggest you look somewhere else.
I haven't been able to get any better signal at any campground I'Ve been so far on the USA East coast.
I really feel like it's a waste of money.
Just get a laptop and go sit next to the signal source.
The Device Connector can be a bit tricky to set up initially. We provide customers with a custom tip sheet and video demonstration to guide them through the process, and we also provide free expert tech support for year. David, you haven't contacted us for tech support - is there something we can help with? Please contact us so we assist!
Also, please note that as mentioned on the product page, we cannot guarantee compatibility with every WiFi source - compatibility can be affected by the type of hardware or security setup used by the administrator of the WiFi source.
Date Added: 03/05/2014 by John H. (East Berne, NY)
Excellent...very easy setup...highly recommended.
Date Added: 11/02/2013 by Robert J. (Gold Hill, OR)
The Pepwave connector is doing well and serving it's purpose.
Once we rec'd help to set it up from 3G, we haven't had any problems.
The setup being the only issue we had, was solved by a 3G tech.
Making this devices software, more user friendly would be nice.
Date Added: 10/30/2013 by Frank K. (Alto, GA)
After service and help has been great. Not sure yet if i am getting the range i need to make the product worth $200 but it does work
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