There are times I live in two worlds. When I go up to my dad’s place in East Texas, I’m transported to an off-grid paradise where the skies are clear and God shows us a masterpiece with every sunset. But then, I live in a fast-paced internet world. This world allows me to update Prepper Website every evening and The Prepper Website Podcast every weekday. Because my dad’s place is so remote, I get a faint signal there. Enough to call out, but not enough to use my data, get on the internet and update Prepper Website. Believe me, I’ve tried!
Then, I was contacted by WeBoost to review their product, Weboost Connect 4G-X. The representative told me that WeBoost wouldn’t create a signal, but it would boost a weak signal and improve it. I was excited! This gave me promise to spend more time up at the country and update Prepper Website, to live in both worlds.
WeBoost Connect 4G-X Review
The Weboost Connect 4G-X comes with everything you need to connect to the cell tower signal. Other than what you see in the pic above, and in the following pics, I had the generator going to provide power.
This is the outdoor antenna. I plan on keeping the WeBoost really mobile to the point that I can temporarily put it up and take it down. I don’t want to leave it up because we have had some issues with theft in the past. And although it has been a while since we have had anything stolen, I want to make sure I protect this device. So, I plan on temporarily mounting it to a 1″ x 4″ 12-foot board while we are in the country.
The spot where I get the signal here is not where you see the antenna in the picture. The spot is actually a little further back from the pic at the corner of the structure.
The outdoor antenna runs to the WeBoost Connect 4G-X inside. See pic below.
The pic above is of the Indoor Antenna. A cable runs from the WeBoost Connect 4G-X to this antenna. Normally, in a traditional setup, this antenna would be mounted to the wall. This is the antenna that would send out the boosted cell signal.
This is a pic of the WeBoost Connect 4G-X main unit. The outdoor antenna feeds into it and the unit feeds out to the indoor antenna. The unit needs electricity (for you off-griders), so I had the generator on. Normally, in the evening, we would have the generator on during the summer months to cool down the bedrooms.
AND…..this is a picture of me frustrated. Why am I frustrated you ask? Because of all the times that I have gone up to the country, this is the first time that I haven’t been able to get a cell signal at all!
My dad went up the day before because he was expecting the delivery of his new tractor. See pic below. 😉 He usually calls when he gets there and then in the evening. We were a little concerned that he hadn’t called anyone and that he wasn’t answering his phone.
I was a little worried and apprehensive driving up the driveway the next day. But I found dad milling around like always. When I told him mom was worried and asked why he hadn’t called, he said that he didn’t have a signal.
That WASN’T what I wanted to hear! I made the trip up to the country to test out the WeBoost and fill-up my father-in-law’s deer feeder.
Although I tried for a while, I never was able to get a signal to really try the WeBoost. And that is the rub, you need a signal for WeBoost to actually boost!
I will say that I was disappointed. My laptop with me and was going to use the hotspot on my phone to connect to the internet. I wasn’t able to do that. But it wasn’t the fault of the WeBoost Connect 4G-X. It was just a lack of signal.
I plan on going up there again real soon and trying it out a second time. Thus, you will get part 2 of this review when that happens!
If you are interested in looking at the WeBoost Connect 4G-X for your homestead or property, check it out by CLICKING HERE. WeBoost also makes devices for vehicles!
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