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Old 08-07-2020, 04:14 PM   #15
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We have WiFi unlimited hotspots with Verizon, AT&T and Sprint. We stream everything and never use campground/RV park WiFi.
How often do you find yourself without service?
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Currently Phone hostpot Wifi to WifiRanger to PFSense Firewall to clean side of the network.

WiFiRanger also connects to campground WiFi and my Home's Wifi when docked at home.

Establishes a VPN connection between RV and home networks whenever connected to send data privately between the two.

If I used the RV more, then I would look into adding a dedicated cellular account / hardware to connect to the PFSense firewall. If there was a pay per month plan with an easy web based Start / Stop Service function, maybe I would do that.
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WiFiRanger also connects to campground WiFi and my Home's Wifi when docked at home.

Establishes a VPN connection between RV and home networks whenever connected to send data privately between the two.
To clarify your statement a bit, a WiFiRanger routinely establishes an encrypted connection between your RV and your home network.

If you choose to employ the Ranger's SafeSurf feature you can add an additional layer of VPN protection to that connection. VPNs do enhance security but they also have "overhead" and can result in decreased upload/download speed.

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Mobile internet is a complicated subject. The website below is comprehensive. It does have a mobile internet for dummies video. The site is a good place to start.

This page has an excellent introduction video.
https://www.rvmobileinternet.com/gui...llular-signal/
You have to scroll down a way to find the MIMO VS Boosters video. It is worth the search.

Also note that Space X is now in beta text for their new 1 gigabyte satellite system. Maybe a year from now the best system for remote areas will probably be publicly available.
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Also note that Space X is now in beta text for their new 1 gigabyte satellite system. Maybe a year from now the best system for remote areas will probably be publicly available.
This is what we're waiting for. Once we have this, we can hit the road for a few months and I can work from anywhere.
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To clarify your statement a bit, a WiFiRanger routinely establishes an encrypted connection between your RV and your home network.

If you choose to employ the Ranger's SafeSurf feature you can add an additional layer of VPN protection to that connection. VPNs do enhance security but they also have "overhead" and can result in decreased upload/download speed.

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Yes, as discussed in other posts, WiFiRanger natively has a lot of these capabilities. I just chose not to employ them directly within WifiRanger as I am more familiar with advanced router configurations within the PFSense ecosystem. Especially getting VPNs between two disparate systems to talk to each other. My home also uses PFSense so that minimizes setup issues to get them to VPN together. And yes, VPN does add overhead to the communications. In a practical sense, somewhat noticeable but not crippling.

I have dumbed down the WifiRanger to essentially be responsible for the external WiFi connections. PFSense is the firewall, DHCP server, VPN connection, and a few more detailed tasks in my implementation.

Maybe some day I'll take the time to get more familiar with WiFiRanger capabilities and user interface. I don't even know if my hardware is current line or not. I am guessing not. But it seems to continue to do the job I have outlined for it
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