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  1. WIFI booster

    Hi all, We're presently in a small park, about 30 residents, and it has that rare thing - wifi of adequate range to reach our unit and kinda adequate capacity to stream Netflix. We generally get pretty good netflix streaming during the day (a bit watery on the colors), but that is when we're doing work and errands. In the evening, the reception is pretty on and off and frustrating - frequent stops for buffering, etc. Is there anything we can do on our end to help this - a signal booster, or whatever? Oddly, I have also noticed that the park network can be quite slow on surfing the web, but still can stream movies. Does Netflix have some sort of priority on bandwith that could cause that?
  2. WIFI booster

    Hi all, We're presently in a small park, about 30 residents, and it has that rare thing - wifi of adequate range to reach our unit and kinda adequate capacity to stream Netflix. We generally get pretty good netflix streaming during the day (a bit watery on the colors), but that is when we're doing work and errands. In the evening, the reception is pretty on and off and frustrating - frequent stops for buffering, etc. Is there anything we can do on our end to help this - a signal booster, or whatever? Oddly, I have also noticed that the park network can be quite slow on surfing the web, but still can stream movies. Does Netflix have some sort of priority on bandwith that could cause that?
  3. Anyone else using Verizon Unlimited and liking it? Yeah it's not truly unlimited in every way, but it still is a home internet replacement for me without issue. I made this video in my apartment, but I am weekender currently when it comes to RVing, and am out every weekend primarily at the same campground, but out to different parts of the country around me regularly.
  4. Getting ready to go full time. I have an online business so I need dependable internet connection. I was looking at the Verizon Jet, but just heard about the WINEGARDConnecT 4G1. Has anyone used this unit? Or do you have a recommendation for strong dependable internet connection??
  5. SOLD Due to unanticipated changes in our travel plans, we’ll be returning to our home base in September. Therefore, I have an excellent mobile internet setup for sale. – A Verizon 4G LTE Unlimited Data Line for $59.99/mo with 16 months remaining on contract (this is not a lease, you will own the line). This is business grade unlimited data, no throttling or data restrictions – Verizon MiFi 6620L Jetpack – Pepwave Surf On The Go router (broadcasts the Verizon internet or can relay Wifi) + 110V Power and 12V hardwire power for the router * All for $750! * Purchased brand new less than 3 months ago, everything was over $1000 (and well worth the investment). We’ve traveled over 7,000 miles with this setup and have yet to need campground WiFi because it works so well. I'm selling at such a reasonable price because the new owner will need to have the line transferred now, then we will pay you the monthly fee for the next couple months, upon which I will mail you the modem and router. Willing to receive half of payment now and half upon receipt of equipment. I will handle all the transfer details and can have the router arrive with your preferred WiFi network name and also provide limited tech support to help you get setup and running. Please let me know if you have any questions or are interested in this package. Thanks!
  6. Hello all, so happy to find this forum. I am in need of honest answers on whether to start full-timing considering my situation. This is a long post and I'm grateful to anyone that can help. I work in IT and am able to work from anywhere, as long as I can connect through a VPN to my company, and then I use RDP to connect to my work computer. I'm unsure at the moment how much data that takes up, I am measuring it over the next few days. As far as bandwidth needed, I'm guessing that I would need the equivalent of consistent 500k to 1Mb/sec connection from 9-5 Monday through Friday. I have bought and read Technomadia's book, which was wonderful but a little discouraging. I will most likely be a temporary full-timer, ranging somewhere between 6 and 36 months. That can change at any time if I get laid off or work telecommuting policies change. So, upfront costs that cannot be sold/recouped to some extent are an issue. However, I am willing to spend up to $1,000 if needed. I also may hire the Technomads for a consultation on my best options. The idea is to stay in one spot for a week and then travel/sightsee on the weekends. I won’t need internet access while we are moving (although that would be a plus!) My boss will expect to see me logged in most of the time (9-5 Monday-Friday). An occasional dropped connection is ok if I can reconnect, but I don't want to be in a panic trying to find usable public wifi on very short notice. Also, other than logging into work, I can live without much Internet access (streaming, surfing, etc.) Questions: If I go with Technomadia’s recommendation of 2 cell providers (likely Verizon and AT&T), plus Wifi with booster, what are the odds that my required connection will be available and reliable? Also, on a score from 1 (easy) to 10 (hard), how much planning and hassle will be involved? If 1 has a good chance of happening, how much will I be restricted to certain parks with good wifi, or urban areas? How often would I need to head to a library/Starbucks etc.? I barely know a flathead from a Phillips screwdriver….not a chance I’ll be drilling holes in RV roof, running conduit, caulking, etc for antennas. Any way around this, or is it possible to hire someone to do it? Assuming I can get all the above done, what am I looking at for monthly expense? I had hoped to stay around $200 a month but I sounds like a Verizon unlimited alone (if I can get one) is around that. Thanks much in advance. I’d love to fulfill my life-long dream of seeing the States!
  7. For better or worse, and for whatever reason I am now the proud owner of an Almond brand extender / repeater etc. The only info I've seen in the archives here is from 2013 and it didn't look like anyone was using one at that time. Since I am limited to the use of this device and would rather not spend money on a different device that might be better, the question is: Has anyone used one? Are there any tricks or suggestions for use? Anything is much appreciated. The intent is to just get a wifi signal from a reasonable distance from the trailer in a state/fed park, resort, or wherever we are that says they have wifi available. DH is sometimes on call, and we'd really like to get a signal in the rv as often as possible rather than driving somewhere. THX! Leslie
  8. Satelite

    Need a little input. I've been living full time in a 20 ft toy hauler (no toys, like the space) for almost 5 years now. I'm starting to trade my 2 weeks here 2 weeks there, month here, three there lifestyle for some real time. So I return to my home town, Charleston, SC, and camp in an ok campground, pay for a month ($700) at a place that advertises "free wi fi." It's my second day, and I've discovered that "free wi-fi" is only good for email and facebook, google searches and so forth, things I can do on my personal Verizon wi-fi without over burdening my monthly plan. But I love old movies, old TV shows, and you tubes of songwriters (I'm a child of the 60s). I learned on my second day that the campground blocks Youtube, Netflix, and Hulu. Seems to much of a drain on their bandwidth. $700 a month and I can't get British mysteries? I tried it on my personal Verizon wifi, but quickly ate up my allotment. Thus I'm asking about satellite. I have no TV and am not really interested in one. Can you guys help me with info on portable satellite? Sure, brands are good, but really some other questions: I don't do any pure wilderness camping. State parks, corps of engineers, and private campgrounds. My rig is a 20 foot toy hauler, so I would need something that's not roof-mounted like you bigger guys have on motor homes. Something that sits on the ground. Here are my specific questions: 1) Is there satellite specifically designed for internet rather than internet and TV? 2) Would I be happier with speed from a satellite for internet, get more capacity, be able to watch Netflix and Hulu nightly rather than upgrading my wi fi with Verizon? 3) Would a satellite ultimately be more cost effective than upping my Verizon plan so that I can watch those things nightly on my personal plan? I suspect such a plan would require a lot of money. Thanks for any advice. I do love my campfires to watch at night, but I would also like to have Netflix and Hulu in such a way that a retired teacher can afford.
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