Using Go Connect With Your Pre-Installed Winegard

Using Go Connect With Your Pre-Installed Winegard

February 9, 2022 Product Tips And Tricks Travel Tech Blog 0

What Is Winegard?

Winegard is a maker of antenna systems for vehicles and other applications designed to provide enhanced RV WiFi and cellular connectivity, including internet. If you are wondering how Winegard with Go Connect can help you with RV internet, you’ve come to the right post.

Winegard systems are popular in the RV community and often pre-installed on many RVers. Their systems also worked with Semi trucks, Vans and other vehicles. However, Winegard’s products cover a number of different components. Your RV may have come pre-installed with just an antenna, and antenna and booster or even a complete system including a router.

Each of these Winegard systems are compatible with a Go Connect device and service. In this article we will discuss the different components of a Winegard system and depending on your setup and needs, how to get them to work with your Go Connect. The good news is, the process is VERY simple and your Go Connect is designed to work in conjunction with third party systems like Winegard.

How Do You Use Go Connect With A Pre-Installed Winegard Booster and Antenna

Simply place your Go Connect as near as possible to your Winegard cellular booster for the best performance. This generally will be in the living room area of your RV.

How Do You Use Go Connect With A Pre-Installed Winegard Router and Antenna or Booster

If you already own a Winegard Connect, Connect 2.0 or a system that includes an external antenna and router or an external antenna, router and booster, you can still use Go Connect with it. Winegard routers allow you to connect the internal system to a WiFi network. The Go Connect private WiFI network can act as a network.

Instructions For Connecting GO Connect to Winegard Router, Winegard Connect or Winegard Connect 2.0 System

The Winegard Gateway with Air 360 +can access the internet two different ways: from a local WiFi network or a 4G LTE network.

  1. To connect to a WiFi network, select WiFi from the Internet Access options and then click on SCAN FOR WiFi.
  2. This will bring up a list of all WiFi signals in range (this could takeup to 30 seconds).
  3. The list of available networks will be displayed by signal strength, choose your Go Connect WiFi network
  4. Select the desired network(SSID) and click CONTINUE

If you have a Winegard cell booster your Go Connect will benefit from the cellular boost, just like your phone or any other cellular device. If you have a Winegard router with external antenna, but no cellular booster your Go Connect will rely exclusively on it’s antenna for coverage.

How To Connect Your Go Connect To Winegard Cellular Booster

For the best performance place your Go Connect as near as possible to your Winegard cellular booster. This generally will be in the living room area of your RV.

We recommend utilizing a cellular booster if your system has one available. If not, we recommend adding one if needed.

How Do You Use Go Connect With A Pre-Installed Winegard Antenna

Go Connect’s do not currently have an external antenna connection. If you do not have a booster or router, we recommend buying a booster to hook to your external Winegard antenna. Cell boosters provide the maximum flexibility for choosing a mobile internet provider and data plan. They also benefit all cellular devices including your phones.

If I Don’t Have A Winegard System, Should I Purchase One?

Winegard is a great choice if you have a need for an external antenna. However, whether you should buy one is a much more complicated answer. As a easy statement, an external antenna and a cellular booster is highly recommended for mobile internet in your RV. Even casual RVers who need regular access to the internet will benefit from having a booster with an external antenna for your cellular hotspot.