A popular budget option with some RVers has been combining the Alfa Desktop R36 WiFi Antenna ($59.95) with their External RV Booster Tube ($99.95). Now, Alfa packages these components together as the WiFi Camp Pro.
The WiFi receiving component is a USB powered WiFi radio that can connect directly to a single computer to get it online, or it can act as a WiFi-as-WAN receiver when paired with the "USB Repeater" module which then acts as a router, creating a local WiFi network so that multiple devices can get online and share the upstream connection.
The Alfa hardware has a solid reputation for picking up weak WiFi well at long range - but there is no option for interfacing directly with any cellular modems.
The feature set is very basic, but for some the price is right.
Specifications - Camp WiFi Pro
- Base Technology: Alfa
- Wi-Fi Router: Yes
- Cellular Tethering via USB: No USB Port
- Integrated Cellular Modem: None
- Ethernet Ports: 1x 100Mbps Fast Ethernet (WAN / LAN Configurable)
- Special Features: None
- Power Source: 110V AC Adapter Included
- Outdoor Rated: No
- Retail Price: $159.99
Testing Status: TechnoRV.com sent us an evaluation unit, and in early 2017 we took the device into the field to test against several other WiFi Extending solutions. Our members have access to our video tutorial, field testing results:
Here is our unboxing video of the equipment included in this kit:
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Alfa WiFi Camp Pro
A basic and affordable dedicate WiFi extending option.