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Old 07-09-2015, 03:36 PM   #11
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Yes I bought the Alfa and booster and after not being able to stay on the campground wifi we are able to now and also the DW plays her games , don't know how it works but all I can say it does , before we were able to get on there wifi but nothing would load and now it's as fast as it is here at home most of the time
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Old 07-09-2015, 04:32 PM   #12
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Can this be used with just the campground Wifi or do you have to have a smart phone to make it work which I don't have. I'm still old school flip phone. But I have a I-pad I can use.
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Old 07-09-2015, 04:35 PM   #13
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I wonder if this will help on WIFI that is saturated. For instance, at Goshen last year there were so many folks trying to use the WIFI that it was overloaded - I can only imagine what it will be like this year
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I set mine up with an iPad and now anyone that visits can use it with my pass word with there smartphones and so on , not sure if it would help if the system is over loaded but it does set up a hot spot so it might help you recieve better than most
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HSVBamaBob: Can't imagine it would help with that regardless of how it works. There's only so much bandwidth coming into the park and once that's gone, it's gone. It's like what happens to your shower when someone flushes all your toilets at the same time.
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Old 07-09-2015, 05:42 PM   #16
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But most campgrounds have set up there wifi to handle enough to cover there size , being most people are asked in reviews what is the most important thing to them and wifi coverage is always one of the top if not the top questions asked , so most have set there systems up to handle heavy usage , but being able to recieve the signal is hard for them to get right and costly . All I know is this system has helped us 110%
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Not questioning the system at all; I'm researching it as we speak, in fact. All I was saying was the pipe, per se, coming into the campground is only so big and regardless of what the surveys tell them, I have yet to see any campground that has made WiFi a top concern. In fact, almost all the campgrounds we've stayed in had such bad WiFi service that we wound up just using our iPad hotspot so we could get on the internet - forget any streaming services. Besides, even if they did take the time to size the service based on the campground occupancy, they would base it on most likely something like 40% occupancy. The other thing that has happened is campgrounds had their systems installed a few years ago when you could anticipate that probably 1 in 4 sites would actually use WiFi and those would only use it for a single device. Now, you probably have 90% of the sites using WiFi and they're each one connecting 3-5 devices. The campgrounds' technology is just lagging sorely behind the world and probably always will.
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Old 07-09-2015, 06:42 PM   #18
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HSVBamaBob: Can't imagine it would help with that regardless of how it works. There's only so much bandwidth coming into the park and once that's gone, it's gone. It's like what happens to your shower when someone flushes all your toilets at the same time.
At Goshen I had a repeater. Nothing there to get.
I also turned on by water pump to enough pressure to shower with. Water pressure was pretty low at times near my end of the park.
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I think this discussion is overlooking the best wifi extenders on the market and apparently at a better price than what Jk510 quotes above for "under 100". Check out Bearextender.com I've been using their products when I travel in hotels for a couple of years now. Just recently they have added a unit for 49.95 specifically for RV folks. I have it and it works as promised. The reviews for Bear products from professional reviewers are tops. I know from personal experience that their customer service is also great -- people who know the product and are based in the U.S.
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Old 07-11-2015, 09:56 AM   #20
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Please do you have a web address for techno rv. We are on a trip to Alaska and for the most part Wifi is non-exist ant. We planned to send updates and Picts and wifi is so p-poor that it is nearly impossible
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