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Old 10-05-2015, 12:42 AM   #11
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Here are a couple of ideas for you:

1. The Amazon Fire TV box and Fire TV Stick both have captive portal log-in capability so you can access a screen and agree to terms or enter a code number for Wi-Fi access.

2. There is a secret menu mode on the Roku that allows you to change the bandwidth settings manually:

Start at the home screen and press the following button sequence on the remote:
[HOME] 5 times, [REW] 3 times, [FF] 2 times

You can then set the bit rate to the lowest setting, which still looks okay, but obviously is not as good as the higher settings. It is way better than buffering...
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Old 10-05-2015, 10:53 AM   #12
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Most campgrounds internet access is pretty pathetic. I like to use the example of everyone trying to get water out of one garden hose. During the day, you may just get a little trickle out of it, but at night, no problem getting full flow.
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Old 10-05-2015, 11:26 AM   #13
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Most campgrounds internet access is pretty pathetic. I like to use the example of everyone trying to get water out of one garden hose. During the day, you may just get a little trickle out of it, but at night, no problem getting full flow.
Exactly and many campgrounds block the use of streaming on the wifi system.
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Old 10-05-2015, 12:30 PM   #14
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Most campground wifi systems are not designed for streaming movies. When someone does this it kills the system for everyone trying to get their email, check maps and Facebook posts. Best to use satellite for TV.
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Old 10-05-2015, 12:31 PM   #15
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IMO, streaming from a campground wifi is being extremely self centered as it prevents others from being able to get any access.
OldCoot is exactly right. It is the rare CG that has enough bandwidth to stream + it slows everyone down. Many CG now have a system whereby you are "choked "way down if you go over a certain download limit. Save the streaming for home.
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Old 10-05-2015, 12:42 PM   #16
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IMO, streaming from a campground wifi is being extremely self centered as it prevents others from being able to get any access.
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Makes it difficult for others to even get email (I still work and need access to company email even on vacation). If you want to stream, do it on your own device/data plan please.


ALSO - recommended number of clients on(1) access point:
802.11b - 13
802.11g/n - 43
Campgrounds don't have too many public access WAP's, so bandwidth is very limited.
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Old 10-05-2015, 01:00 PM   #17
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We use a Booster and Repeater that broadcasts the campgrounds signal throughout our RV. It's more affordable than the WiFiRanger and works well. We have the Alfa desktop version, but they sell an antenna tube version that has a greater range as well. All of our devices (phones, tables, AppleTV, etc) log directly onto the repeater through the password we set up. Desktop WiFi Booster for your RV
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Old 10-05-2015, 01:02 PM   #18
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If you aren't gonna pay for your streaming on your cell phone account...don't make the rest of us pay for it by using the park wifi.
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In my experience, campground wifi, if it's even available, is not setup to provide streaming services. They're barely adequate for email and painfully slow for web surfing.

For streaming video, you'll have to use a mobile phone service, possibly with signal booster hardware. "Mobile internet" service is not very expensive up here in Canada. Bell and Rogers both charge $90/month for 20GB mobile internet plans. (My Rogers home unlimited internet plan is substantially less than that.) How much does 20GB/month mobile internet cost in the U.S.?
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