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Old 05-29-2013, 09:57 AM   #1
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Question WiFi

I will be a new Forest River 3050S owner by mid June. Very excited to have larger and wider RV with creature comforts. We camp in various National Forest campgrounds. Most do not have WiFi, no cell signal, and no cable etc.
I want to add satelite TV and WiFi to this RV but I am extremely confused on how to do this. It seems most people get a card and have WiFi through their cell service. Well we do not get cell service. So what do I do to WiFi?
For satelite I was thinking of Dish with the tailgater satelite pay as you go but how do I add WiFi?

I am a bit naive thinking satelite would provide WiFi but it does not from what I have read.
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:24 AM   #2
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Some satellite does. I believe that there is a service called HughesNet is satellite-based internet. I'm not sure how it would work from an RV application.

Keep in mind, though - you need a clear line of site to the sky for satellite to work (aka- watch the trees).
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Old 05-29-2013, 11:05 AM   #3
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Hughsnet does not provide for RV install.
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Old 05-29-2013, 11:19 AM   #4
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Well there went my only idea. Hopefully someone else can chime in...

I use my cell phone as a hot spot, but I saw you wrote that you won't be within cell service.
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Old 05-29-2013, 11:43 AM   #5
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Dish network has in most areas internet service with there satellite service.

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Old 05-29-2013, 12:29 PM   #6
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Dish network offers internet service, but you may need a separate antenna/LNB combo. I think motoSat may offer VSAT services for private individuals. If all else fails look into getting a Wilson cell phone booster. I have one set up at my camp and I went to having no cell service inside the camp to full 4g service.
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You say "no cell service". What provider did you try? I hear that Verizon is everywhere.
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Old 05-29-2013, 06:55 PM   #8
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we use Verizon MiFi. It works most places we have been in the last two years and cam be bought without separate cell service. But if you want internet everywhere, the sat ones or maybe Dish are the best choices, IMHO.
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Old 05-29-2013, 07:00 PM   #9
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Hughsnet does not provide for RV install.
My astronomer/navigator buddy uses HughesNet with his Montana 5th wheel.

I was considering it but the data limit with the service (time of day dependent) and cost was just not worth it in my opinion. He carries the satellite dish and all the hardware with him when he travels.

http://customercare.myhughesnet.com/
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We have been happy With the Verizon WIFI. Has worked most places. But we are not of the beaten track very much.
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