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  1. David, You do realize this thread is 4 years old? Chuck
  2. Go to this doc by gsgriffin. FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS TO A TEE. RV Internet $40-$25/month unlimited internet setup process - Google Docs . It has been working for me for a few months now. You are currently not close to setting this up correctly. Chuck
  3. Bleach can strip off wax,polish and other protective coatings so be careful. left to dry on the sides, the streaks can be almost impossible to remove. Using bleach as a cleaning agent on paint or fiberglass will require a second set of hands continuously rinsing adjacent areas. Chuck
  4. I haven't seen nor experienced anything about 22mb limits to be prioritized. I probably reach 22mb 15 minutes after I log on at any given day. Other carriers including Verizon have 22gb limits on their unlimited plans. But I have not seen anything stating this for Visible. We reach 22gb early on most of the months we have had Visible and never seen this. Chuck
  5. We have Visible and like it a lot. Like any other carrier, there are good and bad LOCATIONS. Our Visible at home works great where our AT&T is useless. Visible is also better than Verizon at our location even though Visible uses Verizon towers. So service at your location will be a bigger determining factor than how well it works for others at different locations. That's the problem with opinions on any one particular service. Chuck
  6. That's interesting. Mine is a single cable off the LNB to the base and three cables off the base to the DPH. And it's a Dish dish. Chuck
  7. Not necessary to order this expensive coax from Winegard. A standard short section of satellite coax will work just fine. Our replacement actually has lasted longer than the original Winegard coax. Chuck
  8. Ours is also on the roof but I helped to protect it from the elements by putting it in a plastic electrical box with vent holes drilled in the sides to allow the heat and any moisture to escape. Has done well for the last year and a half. Chuck
  9. My Windows 7 works just fine and has for many years. My security is all via 3rd part software which is much better than Microsoft anyway. So I have no concern for my OS security. Of course Microsoft wants to frighten us by promoting that if we keep our older systems we will somehow be hacked and our entire life ruined. Any company that uses scare tactics to get you to do what THEY want should be suspect in my opinion. So I will stay with what works for me without any complicated (see the warnings about you being tech savvy enough to switch OS) OS "upgrades". I have two laptops with Windows 7 working perfectly without Microsoft support or help since the Windows 10 push. Remember when they would trick people into replacing 7 with 10? The motto I have lived by and done well is simple. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. One Windows 7 laptop began acting wonky on me. A simple factory reset and I have a computer in as good shape as it was when I took it out of the box new. It should be good for another 10 years. Chuck
  10. Visible does not lock your phone if you use one of their SIM cards for service. You will not be able to use Visible and your current provider on the same phone at the same time. No service will let you do that. I have the $49.00 ZTE phone and it works just fine. It does do a hotspot. Limited to connecting one device unless you connect it to a router, and it also does tethering. If you use your iPhone the one device limit does not apply. The hotspot is limited to a speed cap of 5MBPS, unless... THIS IS NOT A DATA CAP. I only use the phone for internet but it does calls, text, apps, whatever you want it to. But it's not an iPhone. Chuck
  11. We have been using the Visible service for a month now alongside a Verizon Mifi with a real unlimited plan that the wife uses for working at home, provided by her employer. The Visible actually has a higher speed than the Verizon service when run through the Ookla speed test. It remains consistently higher no mater what time of the day we run it or what day. Our AT&T plan is all but useless here at or homebase. Chuck
  12. Linda, I'm not sure why Visible would cause your apps to stop working but I am by no means an expert. I am using Visible right now and so far, no issues whatsoever, even with the 5MBPS speed cap. I too use a travel router. I've had problems getting Dish chat to work at times no matter what internet service I have been using. Other times it works great. I did finally figure out that some browser extensions caused issue. But that's for another thread. I am especially looking for feedback on coverage as others have moved around the country. Chuck
  13. I just started using the service and so far so good... I would like to hear from others about how they are finding the service to work? What equipment are you using in your RV with the Visible? What kind of coverage are you getting? What devices are you running with Visible? How are you finding the Visible to work with Streaming? Any other details you would like to pass on? Only looking for feedback from current users please. Chuck
  14. I'm with the others. Nothing is more annoying than bright lights burning half or all night in a campground. I really hope you are only going to need them while doing something outside at night and not needing to be seen from space. Chuck
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