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Posted: 11/18/21 08:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There are so many things that can cause WiFi issues. Not only does the number of users affect it, but there are lots of other things that interfere. Microwaves, and cordless phones cause interference. Also any wall, camper etc between your device and the router.

The new mesh networks really help with coverage, but most campgrounds aren’t going to spend the money on that.


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Posted: 11/18/21 08:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Also, when looking at an RV park's profiles or when checking in, ask if they have a pay service in addition to the free wi-fi. I'm starting to see park's offering faster and stronger signals through pay services. Sometimes you'll see the service pop up when first signing into the guest wi-fi or it may be listed on their check-in info sheet.


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Hell, I have WiFi issues at home.. I need a booster just to sit on my porch with the laptop to stream some music... But, if I go back inside like 5 feet, it works fine..

I've got 250mbps download too, but the wifi cuts it in half, compared to my desktop computer, even in the same room as the wifi is in..

So dunno.. I would never connect to 'free' wifi in the first place... Even checking email, you are passing your login info.. Might as well be online banking..

VPN connection.. Just more of a bottleneck, plus is not really any more secure. Just tells the website you are connecting to is you are connecting from a different server (host).

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Posted: 11/19/21 04:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The easiest way with no extra equipment is to use your phone as a wifi hot spot. Check with your phone provider if you don’t know how to do this.

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Get a Tmobile or Verizon MiFi for about $50/month. We have one of each and have used them everywhere from Quartzite to Orlando with good signals everywhere.

RVing is to relax and I couldn't relax with no wifi so got this solution and now I'm relaxed and don't have to worry about signal at a campground (most of which are worthless)


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I take my Verizon Jet Pack everywhere. That way there's never an issue. It will work in every campground, rest area, even going down the road (in my wife's capable hands, of course). A small price to pay to avoid frustration.


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Posted: 11/19/21 05:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You most always be disappointed with park WiFi. Next to impossible for them to match the demand placed on them by the customers unless they curtail features. Best option is to bring your own internet access.


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Bring your own service or take your chances with Wi-Fi. No matter where you park in the park the service may be good or bad (usually bad). As long as you have a good cell signal on your phone or hotspot (recommend a hot spot) you can do as you please.

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Thunder Mountain wrote:

The problem is there are too many pigs at the trough. Unless a RV park will invest the capital to bring in fiber even if it is available, there just isn't enough bandwidth for everybody surfing the net, checking email and most of all streaming video. I've been in park right next to the wifi and had excellent signal strength with lousy download speed.


This is the hitting nail on the head! The cost to cover a RV park of even as few as 50 sites is costly! Not only the hardware, but the reoccurring monthly cost of getting the bandwidth.

I have seen issues in remote areas with using cellular, too many users can flood the system, and you experience slow speeds.


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Posted: 11/19/21 09:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Let me add one more thing to my Verizon Jet Pack post -- I NEVER use free WiFi ANYWHERE, EVER. Too many dangers. I like playing it safe.

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