JEFA Tech WiFi Repeater Comparison

The following is a comparison of JEFA Tech WiFi Repeaters.

WiFi Repeater Kit for RV's Repeater XR Repeater XR PLUS Dual Band Repeater
Cost $170.50 - $233.40 $199.95 $249.95 $499.95****
Release Date 2008 November 2015 January 2018 TBD
Availability DISCONTINUED DISCONTINUED DISCONTINUED August 2018
due to factory halting hardware production.
TBD
Outdoor Hardware None - Passive Antenna Only Ubiquiti PICOM2 Plastic Enclosed 802.11n WiFi Bridge Ubiquiti BulletM2-TI Aluminum Enclosed 802.11n WiFi Bridge To be announced
Outdoor Antenna 8.5dBi or 15dBi
Rugged Fiberglass
5dBi Plastic Rubber Duck 5dBi
Rugged Fiberglass
5dBi
Rugged Fiberglass
Indoor Hardware Linksys WRT54GL 802.11b/g AirGateway-LR 802.11n WiFi Access Point AirGateway-LR 802.11n WiFi Access Point To be announced
Cabling Low Loss 240 Flex 50 ohm coax - your choice of length 10ft - 50ft "No Loss" Outdoor Rated Shielded Cat5e - 50ft included "No Loss" Outdoor Rated Shielded Cat5e - 50ft included "No Loss" Outdoor Rated Shielded Cat5e - 50ft included
Firmware JEFA Tech Repeater Firmware Customized Ubiquiti AirOS Firmware* Customized Ubiquiti AirOS Firmware* JEFA Tech Repeater Firmware
Transmitter Power 100mW 630mW 630mW 1000mW (1 Watt)
WiFi Bands Single 2.4GHz Single 2.4GHz Single 2.4GHz Dual 2.4 / 5GHz

Overall Gain

25dB (8.5dBi antenna, 20ft cable)
32dB (15dBi antenna, 20ft cable)

33dB (2.0 Watt) 33dB (2.0 Watt) 33dB (2.0 Watt)

Number of WiFi Radios

One - does double duty of receiving and re-transmitting using a passive outdoor antenna

Two - "Active" WiFi Receiver outside and separate Access Point inside Two - "Active" WiFi Receiver outside and separate Access Point inside Two - "Active" WiFi Receiver outside and separate Access Point inside
Can connect it to your own WiFi router inside your RV if you wish Yes Yes Yes Yes

Maximum Speed**

54Mbps
802.11b/g

65Mbps
802.11n
MCS 7 - 20Mhz
65Mbps
802.11n
MCS 7 - 20Mhz
TBD
Range*** 8.5dBi Antenna - 2500ft
15dBi Antenna - 5000ft
5000ft+ 5000ft+ Up to 2 miles

Suitable for 100% metal enclosed RV's (Airstream)

Not recommended

Yes Yes Yes
Suitable for boats? Ok Yes Yes Yes
Suitable for outbuildings such as remote workshop, garage, etc? No Yes Yes Yes

DC Power Option

Yes

Yes Yes Yes
Tech Support US based phone and e-mail US based phone and e-mail US based phone and e-mail US based phone and e-mail

 

* JEFA Tech Repeater Firmware for the Repeater XR and XR PLUS will be available as a free upgrade at a future date.  JEFA Tech Repeater Firmware streamlines the setup process and makes the system easier to use

** Maximum speeds quoted are the maximum speed that the hardware is capable of.  You will be limited to the maximum speed that the Internet connection is able to provide.

*** Range figures are approximated and not guaranteed in all situations.  There are too many variables that can affect the range.  Maximum range requires a 100% clear line of sight with no obstructions to a strong WiFi source with an outdoor antenna. Neither system is suitable for picking up WiFi from inside a building from a mile away.

**** Dual Band Repeater is currently under development.  Exact release date, specifications, and pricing subject to change.  We are not yet taking pre-orders but you can e-mail us to request to get on the notification list.