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Old 11-25-2022, 03:27 PM   #1
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Internet signal improvements

We always stay at park with free internet,but as you may know it is not all that good. What can I do to improve the signal in the camper?
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Old 11-26-2022, 05:15 AM   #2
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What is your budget?

Use the little green box that says powered by google.

Since you have had at least 35 views and no suggestions it could be folks have answered this question so many times they don't want to make the effort again.

You should come up with a week of reading material.

I'm not trying to put you off but your question encompasses a huge range of possible answers. Personally, I have spent many hundreds of dollars improving cellular and internet service over the last fifteen years.

As a telecommunications engineer I have been challegend and was fortunate enough to be able to experiment with many solutions.
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http://https://www.amazon.com/Alfa-R.../dp/B07JBBCDD2

I have used one of these for 9 years and it helps boost a weal signal. But nothing will help with the bandwidth from the server.

You can parallel w WiFi signal with a data connection to the mobile data on you cell phone using a program called Speedify.
https://speedify.com/

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http://https://www.amazon.com/Alfa-R.../dp/B07JBBCDD2

I have used one of these for 9 years and it helps boost a weal signal. But nothing will help with the bandwidth from the server.

You can parallel w WiFi signal with a data connection to the mobile data on you cell phone using a program called Speedify.
https://speedify.com/

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Did you mean this one?:


https://www.amazon.com/ALFA-Extender...s%2C624&sr=8-2
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Check out this thread. I can attest to the product discussed. I use it all the time. If the RV park offers WiFi but itís weak, the product can boost the signal allowing you to stream video.
https://www.irv2.com/forums/f115/my-...es-515316.html
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We always stay at park with free internet,but as you may know it is not all that good. What can I do to improve the signal in the camper?
I use the same devices on the road, as I use at home. A T-Mobile 5G cellular modem and a ATT ZTE Molby cellular modem. Between the two I have never parked where I did not have a good enough signal for streaming in SDTV. I gave up on RV park Internet and cable about 8 years ago.
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In general, the problem with campground WiFi isn't receiving a decent signal - it's that the campground hasn't put any money into developing a robust system and is not paying for enough bandwidth to support the number of campers trying to all use the system all at once.

Are there antennas that will help pick up a week signal? Sure, but that's not going to help you when you get great WiFi access to lousy overloaded internet from the cheapskate campground owner.

Your only hope is to bring your own Internet with you in the form of cellular broadband data.

Visit, read and better yet pay to join www.rvmobileinternet.com. Start with the beginner stuff and get yourself an education.

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Get a Starlink

We took the leap and invested in a Starlink setup.
Worth every penny.

We have now used it in 4 different RV parks ranging from wide open to trees in the way. And each time - we can stream Hulu and work (I own a software company) our lives away.

I would never hesitate to suggest this now.
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We bought a Starlink for the RV and couldn’t be happier. The map shows almost no coverage in the eastern states but we have had better service than we get at home with cable internet. No issues streaming tV or doing zoom meetings
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I used a different approach to WiFi on the road. We have a Verizon home internet that runs us $50 month. It amounts to a small 6" cube and an AC adapter. It has it's own built in WiFi radio and plugs right into our little 300w inverter for camping. We had non stop internet for the better part of 1600 miles on the west coast. Most stops we had 10 to 40 Mbps. Plenty fast enough for our streaming needs. It also can be powered by 12vdc power.
T-Mobile and a few others have similar setups. Simple easy and low cost.
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Check out this thread. I can attest to the product discussed. I use it all the time. If the RV park offers WiFi but itís weak, the product can boost the signal allowing you to stream video.
https://www.irv2.com/forums/f115/my-...es-515316.html
Paul, I reviewed this thread in detail and thought I would ask the OP, Bob Jones, a question or two, but I see he has not posted at all since August 2021, well over a year. Do you know if he is still active? Also noted Myron (YC1) contributed quite a bit to the thread. Not sure if he might know either.
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I used a different approach to WiFi on the road. We have a Verizon home internet that runs us $50 month. It amounts to a small 6" cube and an AC adapter. It has it's own built in WiFi radio and plugs right into our little 300w inverter for camping. We had non stop internet for the better part of 1600 miles on the west coast. Most stops we had 10 to 40 Mbps. Plenty fast enough for our streaming needs. It also can be powered by 12vdc power.
T-Mobile and a few others have similar setups. Simple easy and low cost.

I just checked Verizon, which is my current cell phone carrier. The Verizon home internet is not available at our house. The only option I can find with Verizon is a mobile hot spot device at $80/month for 100 gig of data. $80 per month is not too bad though. I could drop the hot spot gigs down on my current phones, saving $20 month. The $80/month mobile hot spot can be suspended any time for up to 3 months total per year. So my net cost increase would be $480 /year or $40/month if I reduce my cell data, add the mobile hot spot, and suspend the mobile hot spot 3 months out of the year when I am not camping.


Is there a web site with info on your cube, maybe I'm looking in the wrong place?
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Try a search for Verizon 4g LTE Home internet. 5g is faster if ya can get it but our 4g lte works fine for our needs. Tmobile has the same type of system at same price.
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Try a search for Verizon 4g LTE Home internet. 5g is faster if ya can get it but our 4g lte works fine for our needs. Tmobile has the same type of system at same price.

Thanks, tried it, got "service not available in your area".
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