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Old 04-07-2011, 04:01 AM   #1
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Would just like to know what y'all use for WiFi on the road. Am seriously considering a new Rushmore and will be fulltiming within the year, if not sooner. Would like to know from others, fulltime or part, what is used for WiFi. Thanks
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Old 04-07-2011, 04:43 AM   #2
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In area's that don't have free WiFi the new IPhone 3GS or 4 has "personal hotspot". If you have a data plan with your carrier you can link your computer via bluetooth or USB to your IPhone and you have high speed internet! It works great.
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Old 04-07-2011, 04:47 AM   #3
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What we use is a laptop with a built in wireless card. If you have an older computer you can purchase a wireless adapter that will plug into the USB port on your computer. Then you have to be near an "open" wifi network such as ones advertised in a lot of campgrounds. Hope this helps.



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Old 04-07-2011, 05:14 AM   #4
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we have verizon wireless. Untill recently we used a MIFI 2200 with our laptop and had good luck in most places we went. We have now gone to a Motorla Xoom with Verizon wireless. The Xoom has a built in MIFI much like the MIFI 2200 and we are still able to use the laptop. I avoid the WIFI hotspots as I am concerned how secure they may be.
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Old 04-07-2011, 05:49 AM   #5
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We use our Droid phones for WIFI when available or for wireless internet access when it is not. The laptop also has a WIFI card wehave as a backup.
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Old 04-07-2011, 07:05 AM   #6
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Thanks for the info, son told me about the MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot from Verizon, and am considering that, thanks again!!
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Old 04-07-2011, 08:44 AM   #7
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I have found most campgrounds have free wifi as well as many tourist info stations, motels, truck stops, etc. I have computer with wireless built in and have traveled most of Canada & US including Alaska. Very seldom were we without access for long.
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Old 04-07-2011, 09:16 AM   #8
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I use the Verizon Wireless USB Modem UMV 190. Have yet to be without a signal from Washington to Texas. We use the same modem for our home connection since we are in the sticks and can't get cable.

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Old 04-07-2011, 10:50 AM   #9
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First option for us is always WiFi for use of laptop and/or tablet, but an option we often use is our Sprint cell phone as tether modem to our laptop using a little program loaded called PDA Net. It's under $20 for lifetime of phone and it turns your phone into amodem. It may not be available for all carriers, however if you go online to "JuneFabrics" or search for "PDANet, it will give you all the necessary info. Keep in mind that you MUST have an unlimited data plan!!!!!

We can't live without it anymore. We are on-line while camping wherever we go......good luck.

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Old 04-07-2011, 11:17 AM   #10
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We have iPhones and a iPad 2, both of them share a 3G wireless account with WiFi ability. The iPad 2 functions quite nicely as a laptop replacement and the 3G is pretty darn good in most states now.
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