Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-14-2013, 10:43 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
treaves's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 158
What WiFi product are you using?

I'm interested in what people are putting in their units for WiFi, to be able to link up with any provided WiFi at parks (WiFi extenders / bridges). I've found two very promising products, one installs externally, and one is internal.

There are even nicer products when the service provider support the extension protocols, but, that's not going to be the case at parks as there are a limited number of client channels.
__________________

__________________
treaves is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2013, 10:44 AM   #2
Fulltime family RVer
 
ependydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 14,765
None, but the wifi ranger products look pretty good.


To be honest, I have found that I get better or at the very least, more consistent wifi by using the hotspot on my phone (and possibly upgrading to a dedicated hotspot device) than the wifi that parks provide.
__________________

__________________
2012 Ram 3500 DRW/crew cab/long bed/4x4/4.10 gears pulling an early 2013 Sabre 36QBOK
Checkout my site for RVing tips, tricks, and info | My family and I have fulltimed since June 2015
ependydad is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2013, 11:03 AM   #3
SYE
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
SYE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Burton, MI.
Posts: 4,116
Quote:
Originally Posted by treaves View Post
I'm interested in what people are putting in their units for WiFi, to be able to link up with any provided WiFi at parks (WiFi extenders / bridges). I've found two very promising products, one installs externally, and one is internal.

There are even nicer products when the service provider support the extension protocols, but, that's not going to be the case at parks as there are a limited number of client channels.
I use nothing, I find that my smart TV finds whatever is close enough to get a signal and I go with it. It seems to work, as I do not use the computer much when camping!!

I have also used my cell phone as a mobile hot spot
__________________
Scott & Vicki
2018 Silverado 3500HD Dually 6.6L Duramax/Allison
2018 Columbus 366RL 1492 Edition
Camped 2012 19, 2013 110, 2014 129, 2015 97
2016 93, 2017 79 Nights Camped 2018 4 nights reserved
SYE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2013, 11:04 AM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 89
We purchased a used MI-FI of EBAY for $35, actiavte with Verizon when desired..excellent strength and service everywhere!
__________________
ynott96 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2013, 11:10 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Ontario
Posts: 719
Mifi unit from Verizon. Well worth it. It has enabled me to telecommute for two weeks at campgrounds, without it I could nut pull this trip off.
__________________
2009 Ford F-150 XLT/XTR 5.4l, CrewCab. long bed
2011 Surveyor SV-291
Goomph is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2013, 11:27 AM   #6
SYE
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
SYE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Burton, MI.
Posts: 4,116
Quote:
Originally Posted by Goomph View Post
Mifi unit from Verizon. Well worth it. It has enabled me to telecommute for two weeks at campgrounds, without it I could nut pull this trip off.
How much ndoes verizon charge for this MIFI every month
__________________
Scott & Vicki
2018 Silverado 3500HD Dually 6.6L Duramax/Allison
2018 Columbus 366RL 1492 Edition
Camped 2012 19, 2013 110, 2014 129, 2015 97
2016 93, 2017 79 Nights Camped 2018 4 nights reserved
SYE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2013, 11:29 AM   #7
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
TURBS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Iowa
Posts: 34,337
WIFI hot spot on android "free" if you have a mesmerize II
__________________
TURBS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2013, 11:30 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Oakman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Jefferson County, MO
Posts: 5,201
I use the Verizon MiFi also. While many parks offer WiFi, many times that service is spotty or very slow.

the MiFi is great as long as there is cell service available.

My pet peeve is the contest between AT&T and Verizon over who has the best 4G network. I'm mean really, there are large areas in the U.S. that are completely dead when it comes to cell service. Instead of 4G or 3G, I'd be happy if one of them would provide any G but nationwide.
__________________


Bob and Joyce
2013 CC Silverback 29RL
2010 Ford F250 XL Crew Cab 6.4 liter diesel
ATU Local 788
Oakman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2013, 11:35 AM   #9
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
TURBS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Iowa
Posts: 34,337
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oakman View Post
I use the Verizon MiFi also. While many parks offer WiFi, many times that service is spotty or very slow.

the MiFi is great as long as there is cell service available.

My pet peeve is the contest between AT&T and Verizon over who has the best 4G network. I'm mean really, there are large areas in the U.S. that are completely dead when it comes to cell service. Instead of 4G or 3G, I'd be happy if one of them would provide any G but nationwide.
I COMPLETELY agree!

When I am at the house in the northwoods the cell service is sooooo spotty let alone g service !
Click image for larger version

Name:	cell service.jpg
Views:	206
Size:	50.4 KB
ID:	27871
__________________
TURBS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2013, 12:10 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Oakman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Jefferson County, MO
Posts: 5,201
I've been known to strike that pose while standing in the bed of my pickup in an effort to get cell service.
__________________

__________________


Bob and Joyce
2013 CC Silverback 29RL
2010 Ford F250 XL Crew Cab 6.4 liter diesel
ATU Local 788
Oakman 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.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:52 PM.