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I have read through previous forums and discussions. I have talked with RV stores, listened to YOUTUBE videos and have come to the following conclusions. I would appreciate comments on the following:

  1. WiFi extenders are one-time purchases and by definition extend and are thus dependent upon the Wifi service at the RV resort. This option, it seems to me, relies on how good the Wifi network is where I am and as a result also shares the bandwidth of the resort.
  2. Ultimately it seems that "Hotspots" provided by Verizon, At&T, etc. are the primary and least expensive option and are fundamentally dependent upon the cellular signal and the data plan you subscribe to.

Maybe I have boiled this down to a too simplistic conclusion.

I am happy to be educated especially by someone that has been on the road longer than we have. We started being full-time at the end of September.

Thanks. I am happy to receive/send emails or better yet, it is more fun (and perhaps old school) to actually call and talk on the phone. Thus my number is 603-393-2431.

 

 

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What you haven't mentioned is that higher quality wifi extenders can have additional features. For example, I connect my Verizon and AT&T hotspots to my wifi extender router via tethers and then use both of them in Load Balancing mode which enables the router to select the faster connection on a moment by moment basis. This provides significantly better performance than either connection can provide on its own. 

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3 hours ago, David Svennigsen said:

Your conclusions are right. Now the new update is LiFi which is based on lights. you can get the signals in front of lights. It's better that wifi signals.

I assume that your post is an attempt at satire.  WiFi signals travel at the speed of light so there wouldn't be anything necessarily gained by using light instead of radio waves.

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1 hour ago, docj said:

I assume that your post is an attempt at satire.  WiFi signals travel at the speed of light so there wouldn't be anything necessarily gained by using light instead of radio waves.

Nope, it just hasn't been rolled out yet. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://m.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DGkXyEgHRAcY&ved=2ahUKEwjEqqrn5-jnAhVLjp4KHQFACjAQt9IBMBB6BAgLECU&usg=AOvVaw19bb87Jn6w6kSqh2QqnbVK

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Some of the best Wifi that we have gotten in campgrounds/RV parks has been through the Wifi hotspot networks run by Xfinity and Verizon. I believe they both have plans that give access to their systems. Xfinity uses commercial and residential customer locations to provide hotspots. Parks with long term residents or nearby residential areas may have multiple Xfinity hotspots. The speed to individual users is generally about 6mbs. Verizon uses dedicated access points that are often collocated  with other Wifi systems like those of RV parks. The last time we were at Grizzly RV Park in West Yellowstone, there was Verizon Hotspot that was much faster than the park Wifi. When we were in Las Cruces last fall, we encountered hotspots that were identified by the SSID "Cable Wifi". You logged in with your ID from providers like Xfinity. Spectrum, Cox and a number of others. The speed was consistently 20mbs+.

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17 hours ago, trailertraveler said:

Some of the best Wifi that we have gotten in campgrounds/RV parks has been through the Wifi hotspot networks run by Xfinity and Verizon. I believe they both have plans that give access to their systems. Xfinity uses commercial and residential customer locations to provide hotspots. Parks with long term residents or nearby residential areas may have multiple Xfinity hotspots. The speed to individual users is generally about 6mbs. Verizon uses dedicated access points that are often collocated  with other Wifi systems like those of RV parks. The last time we were at Grizzly RV Park in West Yellowstone, there was Verizon Hotspot that was much faster than the park Wifi. When we were in Las Cruces last fall, we encountered hotspots that were identified by the SSID "Cable Wifi". You logged in with your ID from providers like Xfinity. Spectrum, Cox and a number of others. The speed was consistently 20mbs+.

But for you to gain access to an Xfinity hot spot, you need to be an Xfinity customer. I do not believe they are open networks.

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When my mother had Xfinity i watched out for it and found very few campgrounds, at least in the Pacific Northwest, where the wifi was available and needed to be boosted to be usable.    Being fulltimers, we did not have a house and could not have our own service.  I know Cox cable, at least in the Phoenix area, does not broadcast a public wifi signal from home units.

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5 hours ago, Bill Joyce said:

Being fulltimers, we did not have a house and could not have our own service.

Xfinity has six plans that allow access to the hotspots. I am on one now at a park in Tavares, FL There are several snowbirds that must have internet service as I can see 4 Xfinity  hotspots. The fastest right now is about 25mbs.

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