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Old 05-07-2014, 07:59 AM   #1
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Good day y'all, want to ask about wifi service, am fulltime, currently parked beside brothers house, all hookups to include landline for internet. Moving soon to Dorchester, SC, Tanager Woods CG. There is no telephone service to the sites there, and will need wifi, what do y'all do for wifi, any fulltimers here that have the situation in hand? Appreciate any and all answers, Thank you.
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Old 05-07-2014, 08:02 AM   #2
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Have you checked with the park to see if they offer WiFi?
Most parks have it now days. If they don't offer it, you might want to reconsider your choice of parks??
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Old 05-07-2014, 08:40 AM   #3
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Thanks, yes have considered that, have a job there, 10 hours wk for 50amp site, DW will be closer to her family, have 'wintered' in N.E. PA (will NEVER so that again) for her cancer treatments...
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Old 05-07-2014, 09:34 AM   #4
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I have a little device called Internet on the Go, which is a mobile WiFi hotspot. It is the size of a credit card only thicker and uses the Sprint Network. I find it works very well. You buy Megabytes for it. You can hook (wirelessly) up to five devices to it - computer, iPad, etc. It is only good in the U.S., where I spend several months every year.

Some people use their smart phone as a WiFi hotspot and use the phone network they are connected to for internet. There is a way to set that up. I don't have a smart phone because of the amount of time I spend in the U.S. The cross border plans are too expensive.

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Old 05-07-2014, 09:54 AM   #5
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Like Loneoak we use a little thing called a Jet Pack that is through our Verizon Wireless. We can also have up to 5 devices connected at one time and as long as we have a 3G or 4G cell signal we can use it driving down the road or sitting in a campground that doesn't have wifi. We even use it even if the park does have wifi. I feel it is more secure then connecting to a wifi network that might have a 100 people on it at any one time.

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Old 05-07-2014, 09:55 AM   #6
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We have a device called the Hot spot from Verizon, We have been using it for 1 year or 2 and works well. I think we pay 50 bucks a month for it. I know our I Phones will also work as a hot spot through AT&T, but we haven't really tried that out yet, but I have heard they also work well.

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Old 05-07-2014, 04:04 PM   #7
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We use Verizon and have a separate wireless data line. From Verizon I use a Pantech UML290 USB modem connected to a Cradlepoint PHS3000 personal wifi router. I use this setup both in the rv and at home. The UML290 is one of few USB modems with an external antenna port. Since our house is 100% steel, an external antenna is a big help with signal strength and I have a Wilson cellular antenna mounted on the roof. Have another Wilson antenna mounted on the rv and that helps in remote locations.
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Old 05-07-2014, 05:23 PM   #8
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My DW has an Iphone 5 with a WiFi hotspot. Cost $50/mth for 5GB (AT&T). Of course that's on top of the regular phone bill.
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Old 05-07-2014, 06:10 PM   #9
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If you have cell service and a smartphone with a data plan
You can use fox fi you can down load it and it turns you phone into a hot sport. Works great. But remember cell phone data plans cost money if you don't have unlimited or you go over your KB usage
Other wise dish network but kinda pricey but you don't need cell service just a view of the satalite
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Old 05-07-2014, 07:29 PM   #10
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We use a CradlePoint MBR1400v2 router. This router supports multiple cellular carrier simultaneously and WIFI via WAN.

The Wifi via WAN feature allows me to use any available good wifi and bridge to the our ZT211RD (StormPOD) network.

Out tablets, laptops, media server and external cameras connect to the StormPOD's network. The router provides internet via cellular (card, tethered phone, etc) or campground wifi - whichever is better.

The router provides the connectivity to stream movies, music, etc from the media server to the devices (TV, Tablets, etc) with or without internet connectvity. I can view the cameras from my phone when away.

I hand selected the network components to run on 12vdc. I am not tied to a specfic carrier with this setup however we find Verizon to work best overall.
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