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Old 07-08-2020, 09:03 PM   #1
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Hope this is the correct forum, I tried the search box and just got more confused. What do I need to get good internet in my rv while traveling? Lap top phones etc.
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It depends on what your needs are. Large cellular data packages are hard to come by. Different areas are better for different carriers. There isn't really a one size fits all solution. Use this search box at the top of the page.
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Hope this is the correct forum, I tried the search box and just got more confused. What do I need to get good internet in my rv while traveling? Lap top phones etc.

Is the first one I'd take a look at. It's certainly the least expensive.
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I use an iPhone with a Consumer Cellular data account. There are places I camp that don't get CC service.

You said you have a cell phone. It may have functions to allow connection of another Wi-Fi device through the phone. Some service providers need to activate that function for it to work.

There are cell repeaters that can have an antennae mounted on the outside of the RV that boosts the signal. You can even get a portable antennae pole to get higher up or out from under a tree canopy.

Many RV parks provide Wi-Fi. It often provides a weak connection. Some people install Wi-Fi boosters to improve the connection. Again, antennae are often mounted outside.

The next generation of worldwide internet is now in space. There are two or three companies that have multiple satellites in orbit. One will be going on line for continental USA this year if COVID does not interfere. It will cost plenty to use.

I wish you good luck and happy trails ahead!
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I set up an inexpensive wifi system in our Southwind. All of our devices connect to this access point, so there's never a need to reconnect the devices to a park wifi or other source.

I then connect our access point to a source, Its usually our Mobley, but other times I've used my Verizon phone, and on rare occasions, the parks wifi.

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We both have IPhones and a Verizon account. We have found very few places where we cannot get reception. Our account is unlimited use. That's all we use anymore, except when we're at home.
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We get by with an ATT hotspot. Have only once in 85,000 miles been in a place overnight with no signal. If I wanted a better system I would probably add a Verizon hotspot to the mix before going the antenna outside route.
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Hope this is the correct forum, I tried the search box and just got more confused. What do I need to get good internet in my rv while traveling? Lap top phones etc.
With all due respect to those who have already posted, but IMHO you need to start with a general understanding of the subject so you can make choices that are the best for you. Everyone has their own definition of what is "right" and you won't be able to make an informed decision unless you know what is available.

Therefore, I strongly suggest that you start by reading the material available at the Mobile Internet Resource Center website. MIRC is not affiliated with any hardware manufacturers and, therefore, you will get accurate unbiased information. Some of the material is free and some requires a subscription. But even the free material alone will give you a good perspective of what your options are.

You can find the MIRC site here: https://www.rvmobileinternet.com/

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