weBoost's Destination RV replaces their Connect RV 65 booster, which is primarily intended for stationary RVers in remote locations.
The kit is based on the weBoost Home MultiRoom amplifier, an updated version of the Connect amplifier used in the RV 65 kit, adding support for Band 25 and increased uplink power. It's designed for residential use with a rated 65 dB gain, well above the 50 dB gain legally allowed for mobile boosters.
The kit avoids needing to comply with the mobile gain limitations because it uses a directional wideband external antenna that requires setup and aiming at each location - so it can not be used while in motion.
Included in the kit is a telescoping pole which allows the outside antenna to get above local clutter for a better direct line of sight to the nearest cell tower with the directional antenna.
- Model: 470159
- Max Uplink Gain: 25.6 dBm
- Max Downlink Gain: 65 dBm
- Impedance: 75 ohm
- # of Devices Boosted Simultaneously: Multiple
- LTE Bands Supported: B2, B4, B5, B12, B13, B17, B25
- Exterior Antenna: weBoost Home Outside
- Internal Antenna: weBoost Panel
- Range of Interior Coverage: Room
- In Motion Usage: No
- Power: 110-240 V AC, 50-60 Hz
- Connecters: F-Female
- Booster Dimensions: 6'' x 6'' x 1.6''
- Warranty: 2 Year
- List Price: $649.99
What Does 5G Ready Mean?
Booster manufacturers may state their products are "5G ready." Which is a bit misleading. 5G is being deployed on a myriad of low, mid and high frequency bands. Current boosters only cover a handful of frequency bands in the low range spectrum (12, 13, 5, 4, 2 and sometimes 25). Where 5G is being deployed on those bands, they will work. But they will not work on the newer bands, thus only offering relatively limited 5G support.
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While we obtained a unit, we decided not to test it. This RV kit was introduced to replace the weBoost Connect RV 65, which we have tested extensively. Members can find our detailed testing notes in the Connect RV 65 Gear Center entry.
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Boosters are NOT the right choice for all applications.
They make the most sense for devices without antenna ports (like smartphones and tablets), or when in weak signal areas. However, for devices with antenna ports in mild to moderate signal areas - a direct-connected antenna can outperform a booster. And boosters can actually DECREASE data speeds in some conditions - never assume you need a booster on all the time - always test at each location!
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Because of a technology called MIMO (multiple in multiple out) that is essential to LTE and 5G data, often times the internal antennas on a smartphone or hotspot don't benefit from an amplified signal. Boosters also only cover a handful of the frequency bands the carries use for data.
But a booster can play a role in a mobile internet arsenal - as they excel during times when you are really far from a tower, or where upload speeds are important (such as video broadcasting).
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