I’ve had an AR-150-Ext in my caravan with a Wifi-antenna mounted on an extensible pole on the roof for a few years, and it has worked pretty well. I have mostly used it as a repeater, and I have successfully gotten strong signal inside the caravan repeating a signal from an AP 120 meters away, which I think it pretty good.
Recently, I got a Huawei E3372 LTE modem for tethering where no external Wifi is available, and now I’m looking to see if I can find an even more ideal setup.
There are two main things I’m looking for: When the antenna pole is fully extended, the signal inside the caravan is lower (obviously, since the roof antenna gains in the horizontal plane), and so, it would be nice to have two antennas on the router, so I’m open to get a different router. Perhaps it should even have two radios, so the internal signal is on a different channel than the external one, which may have a lot of clients.
The second thing is to get a new external antenna. The Huawei E3372 has two CRC9 antenna connectors, and can use a MIMO antenna that uses these two connectors. So, it would be interesting to have a roof-mounted (i.e. outdoor) antenna with wires with both a SMA connector for the GL router and a dual CRC9 connector for the LTE modem.
I’m open to other suggestions to what I can do too!