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Old 09-28-2021, 06:41 AM   #1
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Modem from Campground

New 22 Dutch Star - Have reservations at a campground in a few weeks and when I asked about wifi, I was told they supplied modems. On my previous coach, Tiffin, I had a separate coax connector from the outside that ran into the coach if you wanted to use a portable dish. I can not find anything like that on my DS, and am hesitant in trying to get a piece of coax through the slide seals. I guess I can try putting the modem and a router in the basement, but those seals are so tight I am also not sure if that is a good option.

Anyone ever faced with the same, and if so, how did you route the cable inside. Note, I am in Florida, would rather not have a window open, but nothing is out of the question.

Thank in advance for your ideas.
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Look for a coax receptacle in your power cord bay.
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Old 09-28-2021, 07:29 AM   #3
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Look for a coax receptacle in your power cord bay.
Thanks - but that is only for cable, unfortunately.
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"Modem"...for Internet? Is this modem they provide to receive Internet? Connected to a CableTV RF cable (RG6 connector typically)?

Or are you really talking about a Cable Receiver (for TV)?

Or is this "Modem" for DSL Internet? (RJ11 jack ie: telephone jack)
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Old 09-28-2021, 08:11 AM   #5
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"Modem"...for Internet? Is this modem they provide to receive Internet? Connected to a CableTV RF cable (RG6 connector typically)?

Or are you really talking about a Cable Receiver (for TV)?

Or is this "Modem" for DSL Internet? (RJ11 jack ie: telephone jack)
Good question - all the young lady said was they supply a cable modem, and I was planning on plugging in a wireless router I had laying around. I am seeing more and more campgrounds getting away from wifi and supplying modems.
Nothing to do with TV.

Thanks so much!!
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At one park I frequent they rent cable modems for data. The cable between the post and the modem is exactly the same type as a cable between the post and a TV.

My coach uses two cables between the post and the coach, one for the TV and one for the modem. Both cables go into the rearmost compartment on the driver side, passing through the same hatch as the 120V electric supply (that also attaches to the post).

The cable TV cable connects to the "Cable TV" outlet in that compartment.

My coach has a second outlet in that compartment. However, the park does not allow owners to use any of their cable, including the outlet, to extend a data cable from the post. So, I ask them to put the modem in that compartment. They prefer not to, but I insist. If it didn't work, I wouldn't insist, but it does work (for me) in that location.

Many folks use the wireless Ethernet provided by the modem. If that's your case, you're done. If you want to know how to get a wired Ethernet signal from a modem to a router elsewhere in your coach, let me know and I'll offer an option or two.
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Old 09-28-2021, 07:19 PM   #7
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Rich and Cindy-

At one park I frequent they rent cable modems for data. The cable between the post and the modem is exactly the same type as a cable between the post and a TV.

My coach uses two cables between the post and the coach, one for the TV and one for the modem. Both cables go into the rearmost compartment on the driver side, passing through the same hatch as the 120V electric supply (that also attaches to the post).

The cable TV cable connects to the "Cable TV" outlet in that compartment.

My coach has a second outlet in that compartment. However, the park does not allow owners to use any of their cable, including the outlet, to extend a data cable from the post. So, I ask them to put the modem in that compartment. They prefer not to, but I insist. If it didn't work, I wouldn't insist, but it does work (for me) in that location.

Many folks use the wireless Ethernet provided by the modem. If that's your case, you're done. If you want to know how to get a wired Ethernet signal from a modem to a router elsewhere in your coach, let me know and I'll offer an option or two.

Thanks Mark. Appreciate your offer to help. As for the technology, thats what i do for a living. Unfortunately Newmar now only has one coax input, and thats for TV. I was hoping to get The modem in the coach and using an Ethernet cable, attach to my winneguard and use my internal network. Guess i will just use a bay with power and attach a router. Their modems are not wifi enabled. I have my first project ahead of me.
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Connect your Winegard router and modem with a pair of Netgear Powerline PLP-1200 adapters (link here). That's what I do.
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Old 09-28-2021, 08:07 PM   #9
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Mark. Great tip, great solution. Ordered from Amazon. Thanks a bunch.
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