Mobile Internet Testing Lab
We are constantly testing gear so we have extensive hands on experience to share.
Our testing experiments can consume hundreds of hours of time and are conducted usually over multiple locations & many months.
This level of evaluation is all funded by our premium members. As such, they get exclusive access to our testing results, impressions and final reviews.
Below are our lab documents for the various testing experiments we have run in the past. The documents contain the equipment in each test, as well as field testing data we have collected.
Disclaimer: This is a higher geek level area of the resource center containing raw data and impressions - meant for our members who want a behind the scenes look at our process. Please do not make purchasing decisions based solely on data in these lab reports. We are looking for patterns over time.
In mid-2020, we switched to keeping our field testing notes in the Testing In Progress - First Impressions forum for better organization and being able to focus in on specific products. So please head there to see what is currently being evaluated.
If a future round of comparative testing is benefited by this lab format, we post new lab reports here.
All of our testing notes and results then get summarized into our Gear Center Reviews after we have sufficient hands on time.
[Complete] Mobile Hotspot & TS9 MIMO, Puma 401 vs Mobile Mark, Peplink Router/Modems, Netgear Orbi, Moxee (Summer 2020)
BookmarkField Testing Lab Report We are conducting another round of cellular signal enhancing options for mobile hotspot devices and routers this summer. Antennas & Boosters: This testing will compare some MIMO antenna options against the weBoost Drive Reach. Netgear MIMO Suction Cup – We pretty much have a love affair going on with this directional […]
[Complete] Booster Bonanza – weBoost Drive Reach, SolidRF RV Pro, Cel-Fi Go-M, Poynting 402 (Summer 2019)
We have completed our initial round of testing of some brand new mobile booster options to the market.
BookmarkWe’re conducting a quick round of testing of some new Wi-Fi gear against some ‘tried and true’ favorites. Gear in Testing The new routers we are looking at this round: King Falcon Alfa WiFi Camp Pro 2 Comparison to: WiFiRanger (GoAC, EliteAC and SkyPro) For guides to mobile routers, and further explanations of the features: Selecting a Mobile […]
[Complete] Cellular Signal MIMO Antennas – Poynting, Netgear, Mikrotik, Mock, 4×4 vs 2×2 (Spring 2019)
Bookmark Field Testing Lab Report We did a round of testing in the Spring of 2019 that focused on different MIMO antenna configurations. We actually ran two different testing rounds with different goals. Test # 1: MIMO Antenna Head to Head Testing This testing compared a collection of MIMO antenna configurations – some purpose-built, some […]
[Complete] Cellular Signal Field Testing – SureCall Fusion2Go 3.0 | weBoost 4G-X OTR | weBoost 4G-M | HiBoost OTR | MIMO Antennas (Late 2018)
Bookmark We are gearing up for a new round of testing, putting some top performing boosters to a final smack down round. The cellular boosters to be tested: SureCall Fusion2GO 3.0 RV – Newly released in March 2018, SureCall has made this claim this booster should outperform the tried and true weBoost Drive 4G-X. This […]
[Complete] Cellular Signal Field Testing – SureCall Fusion2Go 3.0 | weBoost Connect RV 65 | HiBoost OTR | MIMO Antennas (2nd Quarter 2018)
BookmarkWe have completed another round of testing, this time testing out some alternative MIMO portable TS-9 antennas, new SureCall Fusion2Go 3.0, a range of weBoost products and the new HiBoost OTR antenna combo. The cellular boosters tested: SureCall Fusion2GO 3.0 RV – Newly released in March 2018, SureCall has made this claim this booster should […]
[Complete] Cellular Signal & Embedded Router Field Testing – IBR900 | MAX-BR1 | ConnecT 2.0 | SkyPro LTE | Drive Sleek | MIMO Antennas (1st Quarter 2018)
BookmarkNew gear.. new testing. We are ramping up for a new round of testing, this time testing out some alternative MIMO portable TS-9 antennas, new weBoost Drive Sleek booster, Peplink MAX-BR1 Mk2 and Cradlepoint IBR-900. The cellular boosters being tested: weBoost Drive 4G-X – our tried and true standard, based on many previous rounds of signal […]
Bookmark We’re doing some quick testing of some new cellular modems we have in for review. The new cellular equipment we’re testing: Netgear LTE Modem – Released in earlier this year, it’s an unlocked cellular modem that requires a router to operate. Unlike a Jetpack/MiFi, it does not have a battery either. It’s optimized for AT&T […]
[Completed] Cellular Signal Enhancing – weBoost 4G-X, Fusion2Go, Cel-Fi, Smoothtalker, ConnecT 4G1, SkyPro LTE (2nd Quarter 2017)
BookmarkWe have just completed a new ‘speed’ round of booster and signal testing. The field testing results are in along with our field notes, and as we compile the data we’ll begin updating our Reviews of each product. The cellular boosters tested: weBoost Drive 4G-X – our tried and true standard, based on many previous rounds of […]
[Completed Testing] Cellular Signal Enhancing – weBoost 4G-X, Max-Amp, Smoothtalker, Hiboost, Mobile Mark (1st Quarter 2017)
Bookmark Early 2017 we took some new cellular boosters out on the road to collect field readings. The cellular boosters tested: weBoost Drive 4G-X – our tried and true standard, based on two previous rounds of signal testing. We’ll be testing it both with the 4″ Mag Mount and 4G-OTR antennas. Maximum Signal Max-Amp Mobile – we only got two […]
[Completed] Mobile Router & Wi-Fi Gear Testing – WiFiRanger GoAC/EliteAC/SkyPro, Pepwave SOHO, Alfa CampPro, ConnecT 4G1 (Winter 2016/2017)
Bookmark With several new mobile routers on the market, we’ve been doing some extensive head-to-head testing between them. Our premium members have access to our field testing notes and results below. Our in-depth reviews and video overview guides for each of the products based on our experiences have also been released to our members in the […]
[Complete] Cellular Signal Enhancing – weBoost 4G-OTR, BoatAnt, MAX-BR1, 4G-X, Max-Amp, ConnecT 4G1 (Late 2016)
Bookmark Summer 2016 will have us taking some new cellular signal enhancing gear out on the road and collecting testing results. We have a combination of new antennas, hotspots, and the long-awaited Max-Amp booster on hand – so this round of testing will give us lots of interesting data for multiple purposes. The new antennas we are looking […]
[Complete] Cellular Antennas – Stubby, BoatAnt, Yagi, MobileMark, M2M Signal 4G, Panorama MIMO (Spring 2016)
BookmarkFrom January – April 2016, we tested several cellular antennas head-to-head to see how they perform both with one of our top performing boosters from our Winter 2015 Booster Testing and direct connected to mobile hotspot devices. We tested in a variety of locations with varying signal conditions on each of the four major carriers. The antennas in […]
[Complete] Mobile Cellular Boosters – weBoost 4G-X, 4G-M, SolidRF, Sleek 4G, MaxAmp, MobileMark (Fall 2015)
BookmarkWe have just conducted in-depth field testing of the mobile 4G boosters currently on the market to determine which work best in what situations. We are working on our summary overview of our findings, which will be available to our members soon. Currently in our testing arsenal are: weBoost 4G-X Wilson Electronics Mobile 4G (now known […]
[Complete] Cellular Booster Testing: Wilson Sleek 4G, Mobile 4G/weBoost 4G-M, Top Signal (Fall 2014)
BookmarkWe spent the month of September 2014 at Oregon’s scenic Cape Blanco State Park as volunteer lighthouse tour guides. It is one of our favorite places on the entire Pacific Coast. Incredible scenery, great private campsites, and an absolutely magical lighthouse. But… There is not much at all in the way of cellular signal here, particularly […]
BookmarkWe did some head-to-head cellular booster testing at Michigan’s Hoeft State Park, on the shores of Lake Huron. The boosters tested were our old standbys, all pre-FCC approval: Wilson Sleek 4G-Verizon — Tri Band cradle-style booster, with Verizon LTE support. Top-Signal 55 — Dual Band, no LTE support. And three of the latest FCC-certified new […]
While some evaluation gear may be provided at no cost to us from manufacturers or vendors - when we are done with our evaluation we offer the equipment back, or to our members on a donation to a charity of their choice basis. We are not funded by and nor do we accept funding from any manufacturer or vendor to conduct our reviews.