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Old 10-20-2011, 06:57 PM   #21
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We use the CG wifi if availiable, we don't mind walking to a hot spot if need be but we also don't mind if there is no wifi either.
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Old 10-20-2011, 07:22 PM   #22
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You know I got one of these Vizio internet app TV's for the TT. I installed it, pulled it in front of the house and entered the code to access the house router. Everything worked fine, I was watching Netflix at the curb. The one thing that I did not realize is when I go to CG's that have WIFI they are usually giving you access through an internet site and not direct access to the router. So, with that situation I can not gain access to the internet. Last week I took the 26 inch Vizio out of the TT and swaped it out with a regular 19" flat screen. The Vizio is now in my sons room working fine. I'm researching current technology to see if there is a solution to this. Any ideas?
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Old 10-20-2011, 07:43 PM   #23
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I have a hot spot smart phone (Verizon 4G) for work that I use. Although, I would love to use the CG wifi when available. In June we took a trip to South Carolina and back up through the Smokys. We used the laptop to locate our next destination cg for almost the whole trip.
I wish more had wireless available at your site. If they did, I could extend our trips by working from the camper.
With the 2 gig limit on the Verizon hot spot, it starts to get real expensive......
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Old 10-21-2011, 11:03 AM   #24
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Dear Owners,
I would like to know how many of you utilize WIFI services avaliable at campgrounds? If you don't, why? Are signials weak? Do you utilize a Verizon (or other brands) wireless card? I'm assuming that most owners are traveling with some type of computer/Ipad/smart phone. Give me your comments and input. Thanks.
Sooooo I have to ask .............
Sam why are you asking about wifi input and suggestions?
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Old 10-21-2011, 11:17 AM   #25
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we use verrizon myfi. cost $39/mo for 3gb. cost additional $10 for each additional g. haven't gone over 3 yet. we lock on with two computers.
when available, we use campground wifi except when we go into banking or anything else sensitive.
my phone also does the internet but it is so much easier to use the lap top.
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Old 10-21-2011, 11:51 AM   #26
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I would like to know how many of you utilize WIFI services avaliable at campgrounds? If you don't, why? Are signials weak? Do you utilize a Verizon (or other brands) wireless card? I'm assuming that most owners are traveling with some type of computer/Ipad/smart phone. Give me your comments and input. Thanks.

SabreSam: Seems to me that you have a lot of info here. What did you intend to do with this info. Just curious.
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Old 10-21-2011, 12:49 PM   #27
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I carry my verizon hot spot with me. Our favorite campground has wifi but there service is thru hughes net. If there are a bunch of people in the campground their daily bandwidth allowance gets used up and the service is basically shut down for 24 hours. I like to stream Pandora to listen to music and the verizon works great for that.
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Old 10-21-2011, 01:08 PM   #28
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I actually travel with two laptop computers. One has my banking information and other important information on it. I never use it with WiFi. I use an older laptop with WiFi to check email, weather, local hotspots, etc. I've had to remove viruses on it a couple of times. Be careful. There are risks associated with WiFi.
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Old 10-21-2011, 06:27 PM   #29
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sabresam, we chose Verizon because it seems to be in more places we go. i had sprint for years; as long as ur in a city or near an interstate, it is good. unlimited and all that. even used it extensively in southern tn a couple times then a year ago, they shut it down. seems they started watching the roaming use closer. they shut it down at 300 meg usage. (i never knew what i was using, bill always said unlimited for both in network and roam). i had been a sprint customer sense 2001 and an air card user sense 2005. i have now had Verizon for 1 year. found out unlimited wasn't such a big deal.
the phone almost does the same thing but there are some places i simply cant go (verizon web site comes to mind...can't view all phones on acc).
the phone can be authorized to be a hot spot for abt $20 extra but there is a 2g limit and i haven't looked into it to see what the price is for overage.
something else u may want to consider is the "home" phone service. for abt $23/mo, it is a service u can take to the campground with u. we find it works much better than the cell. it is unlimited. one draw back, u can't do data or fax on it.
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Old 10-21-2011, 07:34 PM   #30
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We always ask for it and utilize the service.
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