We live in a remote area but do have access to 4G LTE (thank you Verizon), so we are using that as our primary data source. We recently acquired a jetpack which we are using as a hotspot. The signal coming in is 3 bars- anywhere from 10 to 20 Mbps download- and it works quite well if you are close to it. However, if I go into another room the signal drops dramatically. (1) Is this normal for the device and if it is (2) is there a way I can extend the signal (i.e through a bridge)?
Thanks for any help and suggestions.
> However, if I go into another room the signal drops dramatically.
This is expected. Jetpacks are personal mobile hotspot devices and are not intended to be a primary home router for your home with 24/7 connectivity needs. Verizon has better 4G Devices for this scenario that will perform better. Because a Jetpack is mobile the wireless radius is relatively small and weak compared to other full sized options.
> (1) Is this normal for the device
Without even looking at the site survey results from your home, Yes.
> (2) is there a way I can extend the signal (i.e through a bridge)?
Replace the Jetpack with a 4G LTE router or a 4G modem + Home router combo kit or Verizon 4G LTE Internet installed which are all intended and better suited for a stationary 24/7 connection scenario than a Jetpack. Don't mess around with repeaters or bridges on this one, get a better device first.
Thanks for the response. Does Verizon offer devices such as you have
indicated? Can you send me links to those products. I want to mention
again that we have no internet assess except through wireless.
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