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Barry J

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Posted: 09/23/20 07:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We are in a campground that has crappy WiFi. Our park model stays at this campground. What would you recommend for a WiFi booster that we can use to increase the strength of the WiFi.
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Posted: 09/23/20 07:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Signal strength is the issue, or bandwidth?

See https://blog.goodsam.com/campground-wi-fi-getting-a-signal/


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Posted: 09/23/20 07:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Boosting the wifi signal does no good if the wifi is slow to begin with. It will allow you to connect better, but will not speed up a mediocre wifi. So make sure the wifi is worth boosting before you spend money to do so.


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Posted: 09/23/20 07:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The strength of the WiFi signal is not your problem. The bandwidth of the campground's connection is. There are just too many pigs at the trough trying to check email, surf the Internet and stream video. I know of very few campgrounds with useable WiFi. Check into using your smart phone as a hotspot.


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We just had fiber optics installed at our seasonal site in NC. The slow internet speed was a killer and we stream alot. So frustrating as someone said too many pigs at the trough. LOL! Now we only have one hog...and it pays the bill. We also can put it on vacay mode for up to 6 months. I don't know if that is an option but to us it's worth it.


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Posted: 09/23/20 07:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You probably need a cellular hot spot.
Although sometimes you may have some luck in the clubhouse. Ask where the antenna is.


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The experts are at
https://www.rvmobileinternet.com/


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Posted: 09/23/20 09:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Campground WiFi is throttled so you can’t used it like you own it, it a convenience for travelers for basic connectivity, if you want real internet get your own service


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If it is a park model this means it does not often move. XIFINITY is blathereing about a 30/month gigibit plan Get park's permiossion to put it in .

Be nice, share (use a router with a guest connection)

Option 2 is a Jet Pack or Mi-Fi Cellular device. if you have a good Cell connection.. FMCA Tech Connect (SPRINT now merged with T-Mobile legally but towers are still different) 50/month+50 one time unlimited I've hit 100Mbps but not often.

Check speed before you buy


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Posted: 09/24/20 06:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you are using the internal (wifi)air card, it may be your location. The internal aircards are usually very weak, so they do not reach back to the source. Do others near you have the same problem? If not, you may need an external repeater or router to boost relay the signal.

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