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Old 07-28-2016, 06:36 PM   #1
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Does anyone do this and is it feasible? Connection problems? Data hog?
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It could probably be done if you have a VERY large data plan and your own reliable hotspot.


Don't try to do it from a park Wifi. That's not what the park's system is meant for and no streaming of movies, office work or financial work either. That's why park Wifi's can't be used by everyone for simple things like emailing or quick searches.
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It could probably be done if you have a VERY large data plan and your own reliable hotspot.


Don't try to do it from a park Wifi. That's not what the park's system is meant for and no streaming of movies, office work or financial work either. That's why park Wifi's can't be used by everyone for simple things like emailing or quick searches.
There are parks out there that offer premium wifi, specifically for people who like to stream movies and other high bandwidth activities. Of course there is usually an additional cost.
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Does anyone do this and is it feasible? Connection problems? Data hog?
I suspect it depends on your approach to day trading ... if you're talking about simply accessing your brokerage account and entering a few trades ... sure, get yourself a cellular hotspot and a modest data plan and you're in business.

However if you subscribe to "real time" market ups (i.e., Bloomberg, Morningstar, etc.) to stay on top of the market throughout the day - you'll need a pretty hefty data plan and may not be satisfied with the application performance.
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Not feasible for me. I'm looking for slightly less risk.
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I don't need streaming video's or news report's. Just my trading platform and from what I can tell, the platform has a minimum data stream, unlike Utube vids etc.

Will a RV camp ground with my wifi booster handle this?

Couple hours in the eartly morning and checking off and on during the day.

Inquiring minds need to know...
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I was at three KOA's last week all offering free WIFI. One of them stated in their brochure that the WIFI was free but not guaranteed... All were iffy at best. Do not count of CG wifi for doing business or time critical activities.
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will a wifi booster help?
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I think what others are trying to tell you is that depending on campground WIFI is not a good idea. Campground WIFI's can be very unreliable at times and at certain campgrounds. Adding A WIFI booster will just make a better connection to an unreliable service.

Think of it this way. Imagine listening to a very bad piece of music. Turning up the volume (boosting the signal) will just make a very loud, very bad piece of music.

Personally I use a mobile hotspot. The connection is directly between me and the cell phone network. I do not have to depend on someone else (e.g., a campground or Starbucks) to keep their WIFI up and running properly at all times. I cannot imagine doing anything time critical that way.

If you want to try out a mobile hotspot, there are a number of prepaid systems available. I use StraightTalk, which uses the Verizon network. I purchased the hotspot device for under $50. I purchase data (usually $40 for 4GB for 60 days) as needed. There is no contract so I can stop at any time without any penalty, then start again by simply purchasing another data card. Walmart carries these. Just be sure to purchase a DATA CARD not a cellphone minutes plus data card. They are not interchangeable.
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How much does 4gigs get you?


are you a trader cwk?
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How much does 4gigs get you?
That depends on how you use it. If you want to watch lots of movies and videos, my guess is that it might last a day? My wife and I use it for email, some work related items, following the news, following some forums, and watching some short videos (news articles, short youtube videos, etc.). 4 GB may last about 8-10 days. If we eliminate the videos, it would probably last all month. It just depends.

It is not the cheapest option out there. Mobile hotspots using the cellphone network is one of the more expensive ways to get internet. Satellite would be more. But, a cellphone hotspot gets us what we want. If you want to learn more about internet connectivity for an RV you might try: Technomadia | Adventures in Nomadic Serendipity They have a wealth of free and paid information and they keep up to date with the latest technology. They are full-time RV'ers and technological geeks.
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Does anyone do this and is it feasible? Connection problems? Data hog?
This question must be an indication we are in for a stock market crash.
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This question must be an indication we are in for a stock market crash.
OK, How did you arrive at that conclusion?
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Cwk, that seems my best option. cost of doing biz on the road I guess. Yea, I watched every technomadia vid I can. Got unlimited Verizon plan for me? lol.
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