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Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. Yesterday, 06:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 308
Posted By docj
IMO this is a issue that won't affect anyone for...

IMO this is a issue that won't affect anyone for quite a few years. The 12 GHz band isn't currently allocated for 5G. A 5G band would have to be created and then hardware would have to be designed...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum Yesterday, 10:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 336
Posted By docj
When I'm directly working with a customer through...

When I'm directly working with a customer through the WiFiRanger ticket system I don't always know its the same person I'm dealing with here! :D
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. Yesterday, 10:05 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,885
Posted By docj
AT&T has become rather difficult to deal with...

AT&T has become rather difficult to deal with lately. We know that the "tablet and hotspot plans" work with WiFiRanger routers but I don't have any personal experience with the Tech Connect plan
...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. Yesterday, 09:29 AM
Replies: 909
Views: 102,748
Posted By docj
You make a very valid point! Every speed test...

You make a very valid point! Every speed test I've run on my Starlink connection is way above what is needed for video streaming which is the most demanding use that most people have. People get...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. Yesterday, 08:37 AM
Replies: 909
Views: 102,748
Posted By docj
Lots of people post their Starlink speeds but...

Lots of people post their Starlink speeds but it's difficult to generalize from only a handful of tests run at only a few locations. This article summarizes a more systematic set of tests run by the...
Forum: Vendor Spotlight (Deals, Announcements & More) Yesterday, 07:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 26
Posted By docj
WiFiRanger Firmware Update Now Available

WiFiRanger has released a new firmware update, version 7.1.0b12, which is now available to most WiFiRanger owners at no cost. The update includes a number of bug fixes and general improvements.
...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum Yesterday, 07:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 336
Posted By docj
Sorry I was slow to respond to your post. There...

Sorry I was slow to respond to your post. There can be a number of reasons for the "Not Plugged In" message. The first thing I would try doesn't require you to get on the roof; in fact all you...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 06-24-2022, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 176
Posted By docj
We love Ft. Worden--as I recall the beach sites...

We love Ft. Worden--as I recall the beach sites have sewer, the forested ones do not.

However, touring ONP from Ft. Worden does make for a really long day.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 06-22-2022, 07:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 438
Posted By docj
1. Pointing Starllnk is ENTIRELY different from...

1. Pointing Starllnk is ENTIRELY different from pointing a "regular" satellite dish. It needs roughly 100 degrees of clear sky aperture. That's not at all like pointing a dish through the trees at...
Forum: Vendor Spotlight (Deals, Announcements & More) 06-22-2022, 07:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,421
Posted By docj
WiFiRanger is just about ready to release a new...

WiFiRanger is just about ready to release a new firmware update that has a number of performance improvements. Keep an eye on the Check for Updates link in the upper right corner of the control...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 06-22-2022, 09:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 120
Posted By docj
According to what originally been posted, once...

According to what originally been posted, once the local channels had been moved off of the 101 satellite, its transponders were going to be "repurposed" for HD channels. That was supposed to have...
Forum: Vendor Spotlight (Deals, Announcements & More) 06-21-2022, 08:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,421
Posted By docj
In my previous post I didn't think to ask if the...

In my previous post I didn't think to ask if the Osprey is connecting to your WiFi using the 5 GHz radio or the 2 GHz? And which band are you using when your laptop or phone is connecting to the...
Forum: Vendor Spotlight (Deals, Announcements & More) 06-21-2022, 08:03 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,421
Posted By docj
Right, that's the only place where the SafeSurf...

Right, that's the only place where the SafeSurf switch can be found.
Forum: Vendor Spotlight (Deals, Announcements & More) 06-20-2022, 02:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,421
Posted By docj
Getting non-Apple devices to connect to...

Getting non-Apple devices to connect to Apple-device hotspots can be a little tricky. What happens is that the Apple device will go into a sort of sleep state during which it is only visible to...
Forum: Vendor Spotlight (Deals, Announcements & More) 06-19-2022, 04:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,421
Posted By docj
The first question is whether you are using any...

The first question is whether you are using any features such as SafeSurf or MultiWAN?

If you aren't using those, then the next thing is to go to the Setup page of the control panel and disable...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-18-2022, 11:50 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,722
Posted By docj
And don't forget those states that don't have a...

And don't forget those states that don't have a personal income tax. Take a look at real estate taxes in TX which essentially help to "offset" that lack of an income tax. If you want road, schools,...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 06-15-2022, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By docj
But don't assume that just because you add a pair...

But don't assume that just because you add a pair of MIMO antennas that you will achieve significantly higher download speed. Maybe you will and maybe you won't. The tower you are connected to...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 06-15-2022, 11:35 AM
Replies: 909
Views: 102,748
Posted By docj
To add onto this excellent analogy, the traffic...

To add onto this excellent analogy, the traffic on the highway isn't really annoying until it gets bad enough that you can't maintain a decent speed.

There have been quite few posts here and...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-15-2022, 11:19 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,672
Posted By docj
Yup, that's the exact same device I'm using and...

Yup, that's the exact same device I'm using and I'm doing exactly what you
describe.

If going to an incognito tab didn't work, try a new browser. I rarely used Edge but I do in cases where I...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-15-2022, 09:46 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,672
Posted By docj
I had entered my IMEI, ICCID, home zip code and...

I had entered my IMEI, ICCID, home zip code and the CAPTCHA code and then clicked on Submit. The screenshot I posted was the very next page that opened.

The site clearly gets "upset" if you...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-15-2022, 07:57 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,672
Posted By docj
All I can say is that I successfully registered...

All I can say is that I successfully registered on that site a couple of days ago using my Aspen's IMEI. I did notice that the site is erratic and I wouldn't be all that surprised if there is an...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-14-2022, 06:45 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,672
Posted By docj
The prepaid SIM from Walmart should work fine as...

The prepaid SIM from Walmart should work fine as long as it doesn't have a specific data plan associated with it. Just use the prepaid tablet and hotspot website that I have posted several times.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-14-2022, 06:25 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,672
Posted By docj
Thank you for sharing your experience. I assume...

Thank you for sharing your experience. I assume that the folks at the AT&T store knew that you were activating a SIM for a hotspot rather than a phone.
Forum: Vendor Spotlight (Deals, Announcements & More) 06-14-2022, 11:46 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,421
Posted By docj
I checked on it, and you've already received an...

I checked on it, and you've already received an email from one of our senior people and have responded to it.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 06-12-2022, 08:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 615
Posted By docj
Because I have the earlier, round, version of...

Because I have the earlier, round, version of Starlink I don't have the ability to use a "bypass mode" so I connect it wirelessly to my Aspen and it works just fine. No doubt there's a bit of a...
Forum: Vendor Spotlight (Deals, Announcements & More) 06-11-2022, 10:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,421
Posted By docj
If you read back through jpcaro11's last couple...

If you read back through jpcaro11's last couple of emails you will see that he did resolve his AT&T connection problem albeit that we did send him a replacement Osprey. His most recent email dealt...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 06-10-2022, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By docj
Are you sure your hotspot's plan is valid in...

Are you sure your hotspot's plan is valid in Canada? A lot of them aren't.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-10-2022, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By docj
Sorry I didn't respond to this very important...

Sorry I didn't respond to this very important question.

The answer is that quite a few 4G modems actually were designed to use the 3G system to bootstrap themselves onto the 4G system! Now that...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-09-2022, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By docj
It's also possible that because the number of...

It's also possible that because the number of times you attempted to connect, AT&T may have put a "hold" on that SIM. You might want to put it aside for several days to see if anything changes.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 06-08-2022, 02:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By docj
I agree that it isn't leather, but it's probably...

I agree that it isn't leather, but it's probably a polyurethane-finished material, not a vinyl. The top-of-the-line such material is trademarked as Ultraleather.

Here's what the manufacturer...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-08-2022, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By docj
I'm sorry that you called AT&T rather than...

I'm sorry that you called AT&T rather than calling WiFi Ranger. We could have helped you.

The problem you are having is the result of the 3G shutdown, but we have a hotfix for the problem that...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-07-2022, 09:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By docj
Goodyear to recall MH tires 19 years later!

Goodyear has agreed to recall a line of motorhome tires that were last produced 19 years ago! It's difficult to imagine anyone is still using them, but you never know:
...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 06-03-2022, 12:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 592
Posted By docj
Microsoft stopped supporting Windows Vista for...

Microsoft stopped supporting Windows Vista for security updates on 4/11/2017. That means that security issues discovered after that date will not have been patched which makes your system rather...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 05-31-2022, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 138
Posted By docj
FWIW the OP has informed me that the factory...

FWIW the OP has informed me that the factory reset solved his problem.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 05-31-2022, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 138
Posted By docj
Since you purchased it used, I'd do a factory...

Since you purchased it used, I'd do a factory reset on it. That's always a good first step. As I recall, there's a button in the battery area that needs to be held down in order to do the reset.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 05-31-2022, 04:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 615
Posted By docj
I trust that you know that you can use the...

I trust that you know that you can use the Ethernet adapter either with the router functioning as it is now or you can put it into "bypass" mode to avoid having a double-NAT configuration.

If...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 05-31-2022, 02:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 615
Posted By docj
I have a Starlink (round version) and I have...

I have a Starlink (round version) and I have successfully run a Load Balance MultiWAN with it through both my Spruce and my Aspen.

I'm assuming that you have verified on the Status page of the...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 05-30-2022, 09:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 615
Posted By docj
You haven't said whether you have the old round...

You haven't said whether you have the old round SL or the newer rectangular SL. If it's the rectangular SL do you have the optional Ethernet port and are you using the SL router in bypass mode? If...
Forum: Vendor Spotlight (Deals, Announcements & More) 05-30-2022, 01:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,421
Posted By docj
Most of the wires that need to be connected on...

Most of the wires that need to be connected on the Osprey are so that it can connect to the already existing antenna wires inside the Winegard Air 360+. If you don't use those antennas the...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 05-28-2022, 06:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By docj
WiFi bands do vary from country to country. ...

WiFi bands do vary from country to country. Different countries permit use of different bands for civilian purposes. In addition, the maximum allowed power on various bands is often different.
...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 05-26-2022, 01:19 PM
Replies: 909
Views: 102,748
Posted By docj
That's the advantage of living where there are...

That's the advantage of living where there are only relatively low trees and not all that many of them! LOL My dish has gone from fall into winter and now nearly summer and hasn't moved at all. ...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 05-26-2022, 10:15 AM
Replies: 909
Views: 102,748
Posted By docj
The SL dish doesn't physically "lock onto" a...

The SL dish doesn't physically "lock onto" a satellite the way a Hughesnet or DirecTV dish does. Starlink uses a "phased array" that electronically tracks the available satellites without the dish...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 05-24-2022, 03:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,586
Posted By docj
Your last message to me was on 1/29/22 and your...

Your last message to me was on 1/29/22 and your message was "when all else fails.. reset to factory settings... everything looks good now!!"

I don't doubt that you encountered issues after you...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 05-24-2022, 01:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,586
Posted By docj
Since I don't know the ID number of your Rangers...

Since I don't know the ID number of your Rangers I can't speak to what assistance from WiFiRanger customer support you may have already availed yourself of. If you would like to PM me the ID number...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 05-24-2022, 12:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,586
Posted By docj
As was pointed out in the previous post, it's not...

As was pointed out in the previous post, it's not surprising that a Cat 20 modem will outperform a Category 4 or 6 modem (that's what the Denali can accommodate).

Peplink's products are marketed...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 05-24-2022, 10:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,839
Posted By docj
There is no longer a portability restriction on...

There is no longer a portability restriction on T-Mobile 5G home service:

https://www.rvmobileinternet.com/t-mobile-5g-home-and-small-business-internet-portability-now-supported/
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 05-24-2022, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2,299
Views: 349,245
Posted By docj
With all due respect, IMO your comments are more...

With all due respect, IMO your comments are more indicative of the current state of 5G service than it is of the quality of your phone.

At present unless you happen to be in a major urban area...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 05-24-2022, 09:07 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,586
Posted By docj
I'm sorry you ran into so many problems on your...

I'm sorry you ran into so many problems on your trip. But they appear to be AT&T issues and not ones caused by the WiFiRanger. Your issues with getting your account set up and renewed are entirely...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 05-24-2022, 09:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,586
Posted By docj
With all due respect, unless you are testing at...

With all due respect, unless you are testing at the same physical location where you did the test with the Denali, the comparison is meaningless. Data plans speeds vary widely from location to...
Forum: Vendor Spotlight (Deals, Announcements & More) 05-22-2022, 04:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,421
Posted By docj
If I recall correctly, the Nighthawk M1 has a...

If I recall correctly, the Nighthawk M1 has a Category 16 modem and MIMO 4x4 as you have noted. The Osprey has a Category 12 modem with MIMO 2x2.

It's not at all surprising that a Category 16...
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