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  1. Hello, I'm really glad to have found this forum. While I am not on the road yet, I plan to be within the next 1-1.5 years. I have some questions I hope you guys can help with! I am currently a senior in high school, and my family gave me the opportunity to join them in traveling. I've been considering my choices and decided that if I go, I will attend online schooling to get my BA in HIM. My biggest concerns are wifi-access and time. As I understand, classes will probably take 30-45 hours per week. Will it be possible to have enough internet access for this? Also, are there options to download some course materials? My last big focus is time. Between part-time working, drive time, and family, hiking, etc. should there be enough for classes? I understand that it relies on how much time you put aside, but I am curious to hear a general thought. Is this a common thing, attending school while traveling? I'd love to hear some stories of how you guys managed it, if that's the case. Thank you!
  2. 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. 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?
  4. 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!
  5. Like many of you, I'm not a "Full Timer". I still own a house and a yard and a bunch of stuff! But I plan to work out of my Toy Hauler this spring and summer as my business has me traveling all over the country. Why not work in a different area each week? This entails being able to connect to the internet and access to WiFi when it is available and of good quality. The search led me to TechnoRV.com. After reading a million articles on WiFi extenders, I realized that getting good, fast WiFi in most areas will be a bonus and a HotSpot will usually be a better way to access the internet. With this in mind I didn't want to spend a ton of dough on a WiFi repeater system. I opted for the "External WiFi Booster Tube" antenna and the "ALFA R36 Repeater" http://www.technorv.com/RV_WiFi_Boosters_s/85.htm I ordered the equipment on Tuesday and it was here at my house on Friday. Eric Johnson, the owner of TechnoRv was a great help in selecting the equipment and offered a free shipping incentive. I went with TechnoRV because I'm all thumbs when it comes to IT stuff. I barely can do email.....I need to call one of my 12 year old grandkids to get me out of Ethernet predicaments I get myself into. If you buy the product from TechnoRV, they email you something they call "TechnoRV Learning Series" once to pay for the product. These are fantastic tutorials that even I could understand! So anyways...How does it work? Well, it's 32 degrees right now and the Forest River 19RR is under wraps so I can't install the system on the trailer. But I had to check it out. I simply plugged the antenna into the repeater with the supplied USB cable (USB means no loss that a coax connection would have and much less chance of RF interference) , plugged the repeater into a wall socket with the included power supply (The repeater runs on 12v DC so in the camper it can run off my batteries as I do 85% boondocking). I simply left the repeater on the floor next to my desk in my office and stretched out the USB cable and mounted the antenna in the window of my wifes bathroom I followed the instructions from the "Learning Series" and I was actually up and running in ten minutes! I couldn't believe it was this easy! I've NEVER hooked anything up to my computer that worked the first time and didn't need at least two stiff drinks! This time I was up and running with out a lick of liquor.......Bummer! I live out in the country with very few houses and zero businesses within a couple miles of me. With the WiFi on my MacBook Air and my Iphone5s I can only pick up my own router and the Xfinity WiFi from my cable TV router......That's it! But as you can see from this screen shot, I've got WiFi coming in from all over the place. I can identify at least one and it is about a 1/4 mile away! As I was warned, you don't find many "Open" WiFi points. Si I'm hoping this will work well when parked near a Lowes, HomeDepot, McDonalds etc which offer open WiFi. We'll see! But so far, for the money spent, I'm really impressed! I also bought a WeBOOST Drive4G-M that I'll report on at another time. I hope this helps some other RVers if they are thinking about adding a WiFi repeater to their bag of technology tricks!
  6. So, my laptop has your typical built in WiFi. In addition I also have an external USB connected WiFi Adapter Antenna. QUESTIONS When using the external antenna, should I disable the internal WiFi or does it make any difference (net signal strength) if its left on ?? My network adapter screen (where I can disable or allow the different sources) also has a link to BRIDGE CONNECTIONS, what does that mean and how does that work??? Should I try to BRIDGE my internal and external wifi antennas??? Does that increase my signal by adding both internal and external antenna sources??? UPDATE some time back when I purchased my new Windows 10 Laptop I questioned if I should try one of those Mirror Image or Ghost or Drive Copy software programs to sort of clone both my data PLUS installed software programs, but I backed out and instead CLEAN REINSTALED MY SOFTWARE PROGRANS then copied/transferred all my raw data using Carbonite and/or my external HD AND IM GLAD I DID THAT. It all works well and I'm very happy with Windows 10 including all the latest updates. John T Electrical but NOT so much Electronic or Computer Engineer. Back in the sixties at Purdue we still studied Vacuum Tubes !!!
  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. I needed a booster for campground wifi. So I built one! This is a simple build... it takes about 2 hours or so. I just posted the full build on my youtube channel. You can see it here: RV Triking Booster I just checked out the results at a campground last weekend. I'm preparing a results video now.
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