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Old 08-21-2019, 06:22 AM   #1
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What system did you use to help with WiFi?

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Old 08-21-2019, 02:41 PM   #2
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This is probably obvious, and I am probably showing my ignorance here -- but anyway, we use the wifi hotspot on our iPhones. So then I can use my laptop to hook up to the web through the phone. It works great -- much better than the slow wifi at RV parks, for example.

And once again obviously, it does not work when we are in the boonies and can't get a cell signal!
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That is fine if one has an iphone but not everyone needs, has nor wants one.
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That is fine if one has an iphone but not everyone needs, has nor wants one.
Androids can act has a hot spot as well. I use mine all the time. Or one can buy just a hot spot as well.
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Androids can act has a hot spot as well. I use mine all the time. Or one can buy just a hot spot as well.
Sorry, not into all the electronic gizmo stuff.
I suppose I'm just ancient
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The WiFi at most campgrounds is a waste of time. What little we use the internet while camping (looking for local fun or a little bill paying) we just hot-spot off the phone.
Otherwise our time is spent chasing each other around the 139 ....

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Chasing around a 139, Alan? That's a short chase!!

Eagle, I thought I was the only person in the world who fought against getting a so-called smart phone, but I guess you are even more of a holdout than I was! I hate gizmos. But there is so much useful stuff on one of these newfangled things -- topo maps for boondocking and hiking, a compass, critical weather updates. Lots of safety and camping-related apps.

So I hate to say it, but I have gone over to the dark side, under pressure from my kids and my wife.
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I agree the WiFi is crappy at best at most camp grounds. I have used my phone but sometimes cell service is just as bad. Ive heard of better directional devices and was wondering what other folks may have used for better service.
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prof 139 I had one when working, company supplied with a ton of apps. It was OK but seldom used it other than taking or making a phone call.

Now have a elcheepo flip phone about 10 years old and buy time by months/hours. Only reason is in case of an emergency, otherwise seldom used. Have less than two months time left but have nearly 1,000 hours of time. LOL Will get another years time and lots of minutes for less than most pay for two months service on their "smart" phone.

Also, the flip phone cost me about $20, not the $700- $1,200 some pay, then break it or lose it within a year. Also not into paying $100 a month for phone service. It's not a worthwhile investment IMO.

Landline at home works great ... flip phone for emergencies mostly because you can no longer find a pay phone anywhere.
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Google wifi booster and you will find lots out there, have used a couple brands.
Did have some success with a D Link one ($20) but you need shore power to run it and you need to be fairly close to the wifi transmitter. There are other ones out there that cost a lot and say they will do the job but I wasn’t in the mood to spend the money.
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