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Old 10-12-2020, 09:40 AM   #1
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Get Campground WiFi to my Wireless Router for LAN

Hi people! My wife and I recently purchased a seasonal site and dedicated WiFi from the campground. I'm not comfortable connecting my laptop, Wyze cams and Roku devices to their WiFi.

What is the best/preferred way to secure my LAN behind a router like a typical home install has? Simplified sketch below. I'm having a hard time grasping the middle portion.



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What you need a device that will provide "WiFi as WAN". this will allow a wifi signal to be used at the internet source for your router just as cellular or wired connection would do. This is not common in most routers but available for mobile users.

I highly recommend that you join the Mobile Internet Resource center https://www.rvmobileinternet.com/

They have reviews on various products that can provide this capability based on your particular needs and not just a single company or someone who may recommend a single solution......do your research and find the best solution for you particular needs
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We use 2 devices depending on how good CG wifi is. GL.iNet AR750S - Slate, provides wifi as WAN and both 2.4 & 5GHz wifi. Very inexpensive and easy to set up.

We also use Ubiquity Nanostation & Airgateway as described by David Bott (less than $100). Config has been updated - see David's latest video (outsideourbubble.com). The original config only provides 2.4GHz wifi. Also relatively easy to setup. This setup should provide longer range access to CG/outside wifi.
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We use 2 devices depending on how good CG wifi is. GL.iNet AR750S - Slate, provides wifi as WAN and both 2.4 & 5GHz wifi. Very inexpensive and easy to set up.

We also use Ubiquity Nanostation & Airgateway as described by David Bott (less than $100). Config has been updated - see David's latest video (outsideourbubble.com). The original config only provides 2.4GHz wifi. Also relatively easy to setup. This setup should provide longer range access to CG/outside wifi.

His video was very helpful, thanks much!

https://outsideourbubble.com/build-a...for-under-100/
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Old 10-12-2020, 12:46 PM   #5
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Hi people! My wife and I recently purchased a seasonal site and dedicated WiFi from the campground. I'm not comfortable connecting my laptop, Wyze cams and Roku devices to their WiFi.

What is the best/preferred way to secure my LAN behind a router like a typical home install has? Simplified sketch below. I'm having a hard time grasping the middle portion.



if your concern is security then use a VPN. if throughput is your desire suggests you look elsewhere for internet. CG broadband is notoriously slow due to everyone in the park simultaneously trying to stream video.
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if your concern is security then use a VPN. if throughput is your desire suggests you look elsewhere for internet. CG broadband is notoriously slow due to everyone in the park simultaneously trying to stream video.

I do use VPN on my phone and laptop. Not aware of anyway to run Wyze and Roku through VPN without a bunch of hackery.
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we use a King KWM1000 - from Amazon - less than $100. It is a wireless router (also has 4 ethernet ports) and has wifi as Lan. Set it up as your wireless router for the RV. (We had 8 wifi devices accessing it) and use you laptop to have it connect to the CG wifi. It is all you need for your setup. Plus built in security, yada, yada . . In about three minutes, I could change the access to another CG wifi and be up and running with everything having access.

As has been mentioned, it is very effective IF the CG wifi is accessible AND not overloaded - often not the case! But it is simple and works without needing another router and something picking up the CG wifi signal that may or may not be configurable. No configuring the King (after you setup the internal wifi for yourself) - just choose the CG wifi signal and it automatically connects.
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Hi people! My wife and I recently purchased a seasonal site and dedicated WiFi from the campground. I'm not comfortable connecting my laptop, Wyze cams and Roku devices to their WiFi.
As others have already noted, unless your needs are very limited, it will be unlikely that you will be able to meet all your data requirements off of a park's wifi, particularly if you plan to stream anything off of Netflix or similar services.

You may have phones with hotspot capability but that is almost always limited to ~15-20GB/mo. In addition, you may want to consider getting a low cost data connection as is offered by Visible to supplement your other sources.

I second the recommendation to read the material on the Mobile Internet Resource Center website to learn more about your options.

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Get Campground WiFi to my Wireless Router for LAN

I also use the previously mentioned GLI.net routers - the 750 and a cheaper 150. They are really impressive for the price. They both support multiple VPNs. I use NordVPN on the router so everything on the router is vpn protected.
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His video was very helpful, thanks much!

https://outsideourbubble.com/build-a...for-under-100/
Been watching threads on this subject for months. This is just what I have been searching for. Thanks!
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Been watching threads on this subject for months. This is just what I have been searching for. Thanks!
I agree also with this option. In the rv resort I live in I have set up about a dozen of these for my neighbors. Check into a regular router instead of the cube. I have been installing TP-Link routers for my neighbors.
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I agree also with this option. In the rv resort I live in I have set up about a dozen of these for my neighbors. Check into a regular router instead of the cube. I have been installing TP-Link routers for my neighbors.
There are a lot of choices for routers. Is there a particular reason you like the TP-Link better?
Is this the one you are using? https://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-AC175...3108082&sr=8-1
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There are a lot of choices for routers. Is there a particular reason you like the TP-Link better?
Is this the one you are using? https://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-AC175...3108082&sr=8-1
Mainly because it is reasonably priced and easy to set up. This is the one I use

https://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-AC120...11&s=pc&sr=1-6
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I've been using the Aircube and Nanostation noted in Bott's video for a year.
Works fine for our needs. A bit tedious to setup at first, but works without going back and changing settings all the time. If you follow along with David during the configuration, it's much easier.

We have TMobile Home Internet in the house, but for now it doesn't work when leaving your home since it's locked to your geo coordinates. Saved me $30 a month over my old Spectrum internet.
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