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Old 10-06-2015, 11:25 AM   #41
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One of our favorite campgrounds has free streaming....

Actually they have very very limited Streaming via Satellite and zero cell phone coverage but that's ok with us.
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Old 10-06-2015, 11:01 PM   #42
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I tried to upgrade last year and was told just to connect to it as it was really the same connection, just a second access point! Campground owners and operators simply don't understand WiFi. Until they do, these conditions will continue.��
Bingo. The demand (even to half of the folks in just this thread) will very soon require them to adjust to their new customer base.
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Old 10-07-2015, 12:33 AM   #43
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Interestingly enough, the place I'm at now offers free "basic" internet and paid "high speed" internet.

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I am wary of "Tengo" and "high speed" being in the same sentence. I get decent performance out of my hotspot. I may order it and compare the two. We'll see.
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Old 10-07-2015, 07:53 AM   #44
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Interestingly enough, the place I'm at now offers free "basic" internet and paid "high speed" internet.
I do like that option. I joke a lot about this but there are times high speed would be nice and I think paying for it as a separate charge is better than raising overall site rates.
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Old 10-07-2015, 08:08 AM   #45
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I do like that option. I joke a lot about this but there are times high speed would be nice and I think paying for it as a separate charge is better than raising overall site rates.
I am always willing to pay if it is a quality service.
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Wifi Ranger solves all of your problems. It's spendy, but it'll do what you need. Get the Elite Pack and Google for a code for some percentage off.

All of your devices connect to it. It connects to either the campground wifi or your mifi.
X5 - it is spendy BUT it is THE answer to your WIFI issues. Better yet, it will pull in a weak WIFI signal from as far away as 5000FT (Vendor claims 2 miles but in practical use that has to be LOS)

We visited a XLR that was parked out by the racetrack at Goshen and they had a WIFI Ranger and had zero problems connecting. They were even streaming video in the evenings (they were on the $10 vendor WIFI)

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We were down on the eastern shore of Md. last month, small family CG. There was a strong Verizon signal but nothing else, no wifi, no CATV. So to check e-mail and bank deposits I used my cell as a 'HOT SPOT'. Didn't know it was also referred to as MiFi. Who knew.
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Interestingly enough, the place I'm at now offers free "basic" internet and paid "high speed" internet.

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I am wary of "Tengo" and "high speed" being in the same sentence. I get decent performance out of my hotspot. I may order it and compare the two. We'll see.
I would pay $3 a night to stream movies for my boy. If we go over our data plan its $10 a gig.

My solution for now will be to find a MacBook (all my videos are in iTunes) and connect it to a AppleTV box. I should be able to store about half my movies on the MacBook. Predownload them before we leave and then just stream them over a local network.
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Old 10-07-2015, 11:02 AM   #49
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I would pay $3 a night to stream movies for my boy. If we go over our data plan its $10 a gig.



My solution for now will be to find a MacBook (all my videos are in iTunes) and connect it to a AppleTV box. I should be able to store about half my movies on the MacBook. Predownload them before we leave and then just stream them over a local network.

If you're open to other ideas, look at the Wifi hard drive that I mentioned and Rokus. Could be a cheaper solution.
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X5 - it is spendy BUT it is THE answer to your WIFI issues. Better yet, it will pull in a weak WIFI signal from as far away as 5000FT (Vendor claims 2 miles but in practical use that has to be LOS)

It's not THE answer - it is "AN" answer. There are lots of wifi boosting products out there. All with differing levels of setup, price points, and capabilities. I know people who swear by the Ubiquiti. And, I know there are others.
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