Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-07-2016, 02:20 PM   #21
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 1
You didn't mention TV reception, but the Keys state parks have none of that either. None
__________________

__________________
beckijean66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2016, 02:34 PM   #22
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 1
Hotspots

More and more, campgrounds are realizing the benefits of adequate internet service. They are using Xfinity, Camplink, or other services to provide on site internet access through hotspots. In addition, most Walmarts have free internet for those who use Camp Walmart on their travels.
The secret to getting adequate or better service is using an external wifi antenna. Many electronics store have them, and they are listed on Amazon.Com.
My recommendation is one by Dreamworks. It's about the size of a book, and comes with a desk stand and a 25 ft usb line. Prices are around $40. I find that having it outside the unit works better, so I removed the desk mount and put it on a piece of plastic conduit pipe. I attach it to my mirror and aim it at the tower. In most cases, it works well enough to use Skype on my PC or stream TV shows. When parked at Walmart, I can get a signal from 400 feet away. Sometimes it helps if you connect a second pipe to gain height.
In camps where the nternet connection is located at the lodge, you can often get on site access if you have line of site access.
__________________

__________________
Paulred is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2016, 03:19 PM   #23
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 3
Hi, We have a Verizon Jet Pack and the data is so expensive. We have to keep adding gigs. I am a freelance writer and the Internet is invaluable to me. We have purchased several boosters to no avail. We are currently parked for 4 months in Ohio. We called Warner Cable and because there is Internet in the area they are able to install month Internet month this week. This may not be much help for you if you are only someplace for a few weeks. It is an ongoing problem with us. Verizon makes it almost cost prohibited with the Jet Pack. This month I used 25 gigs. I'm writing this on my last 1/2 gig and we don't roll over until the 9th. I wish there was a clear cut solution to this problem.
__________________
ktalley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2016, 03:23 PM   #24
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 4
I use unlimited wifi as I travel all over the US. If you want info on it feel free to email me and I will send you the info, price and how to set it up. Travelingemt@gmail.com
__________________
travelingemt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2016, 03:23 PM   #25
Senior Member
 
ependydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 13,929
Quote:
Originally Posted by ktalley View Post
I wish there was a clear cut solution to this problem.
There is. Go for an unlimited plan.

I talk about how, here:
Learn To RV: Mobile Internet on the Road
__________________
2013 Sabre 36QBOK pulled by a 2012 Ram 3500 DRW
Blogs: Learn to RV & Personal Fulltiming Adventure
Towing Calculators: Towing Planner
ependydad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2016, 12:56 PM   #26
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 39
An update - i purchased a used Jetpack on eBay, $40 - contacted one of the eBay sellers @ $120 per month for unlimited data - the process was super simple, using it as we speak. In good areas we are able to work on VPN`s etc and the kids are on Youtube or playing that silly Minecraft game - so all in all my experience thus far has been a happy one.
__________________
GeeTee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2016, 08:56 PM   #27
Senior Member
 
dan-nickie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Dallas TX
Posts: 1,404
Do you have to have a business name to get one off of eBay. I read some time that you do.
__________________
Dan
2014 Berkshire 390RB-60
dan-nickie is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2016, 09:24 PM   #28
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 39
No business name needed!
__________________
GeeTee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2016, 09:30 PM   #29
Senior Member
 
ependydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 13,929
Quote:
Originally Posted by dan-nickie View Post
Do you have to have a business name to get one off of eBay. I read some time that you do.

Not any longer, no.
__________________
2013 Sabre 36QBOK pulled by a 2012 Ram 3500 DRW
Blogs: Learn to RV & Personal Fulltiming Adventure
Towing Calculators: Towing Planner
ependydad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2016, 09:40 PM   #30
Senior Member
 
gectisme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 312
Quote:
Originally Posted by GeeTee View Post
An update - i purchased a used Jetpack on eBay, $40 - contacted one of the eBay sellers @ $120 per month for unlimited data - the process was super simple, using it as we speak. In good areas we are able to work on VPN`s etc and the kids are on Youtube or playing that silly Minecraft game - so all in all my experience thus far has been a happy one.
This is exactly what I did, I signed a 1 year contract to keep it at $120 a month because when I signed up, it didn't state how long it would stay at that price. I ordered it on Ebay had the SIM in 2 days and is has been working great so far. I have had as high as 30mb Down and 6mb up. Right now I have 2-3 bars of LTE and I get 6mb down and 4mb up, although today there have been a couple of slow downs that corrected themselves in a 1/2 hour or so. I am guessing one of the cell towers got overloaded... Anyway, very happy with it too.
__________________

__________________
2016 Windjammer 3006WK
2010 Dodge Ram 2500, 4x4, Diesel, Front Hitch, Air Lift 5000 Rear Air Bags, (not really used, left over from our truck camper). Equalizer E4 1.4k/14k WD Hitch. TST 507 TPMS. Furrion FOS48TA Observation Camera. Garmin RV-760 GPS
gectisme is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:24 PM.