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RE: iPads Sold Out

Best Buy seems to have a lot. iPads at Best Buy Target also . . . iPads at Target
jcpainter 06/11/20 12:45pm Technology Corner
RE: DTV stopping DNS

Can someone explain to me how to get local network programming with Directv? I currently have Distant Network Programming. That is being cancelled on 6/1. I called and the rep told me the only way to get network programming is to stream it. I find that very hard to believe. Help please ! Here's an article on it:Local Programming going away?
jcpainter 05/18/20 12:48pm Technology Corner
RE: Look for Data Plan that throttles to greater than 3G

Anyone know of a LTE data only plan that.... beyond 50 GB is throttled to above 3G around 1 mbps (Besides Simple mobile) that is around $50 to 60 bucks a month? Thanks Are you wanting this data only plan for a hotspot, a tablet or . . . ?
jcpainter 02/22/20 11:41am Technology Corner
RE: New Source of TV While on the Road

RobWNY makes a VERY valid point. All "unlimited" cell plans will slow down after XXX amount of high speed data has been used. They may throttle, or they may be "network managed". Be sure you understand the fine print of your "unlimited" plan.
jcpainter 01/14/20 03:31pm Technology Corner
RE: RV Router

I want to build a network I can run my NAS and serve movies with a Plex server. Is there a router that can do all this and bring in the campground WiFi and a Verizon Jetpack as well? The WiFi Ranger GoAC router has Ethernet ports and will accept WAN input from a cellular hotspot. The company has an additional external radio/antenna that connects to the GoAC to pick up campground or other WIFI.
jcpainter 09/19/19 01:57pm Technology Corner
RE: JUst how many GB are needed?

I own an RV park with free WIFI (a very fast, dependable system, I might add After reading this thread just being curious I looked at our tracking system for usage of the top 25 users for last 30 days. Highest user: 96.13 GB in 30 days. Lowest user : 21.08 GB in 30 days. Avg. for these 25: 46.83 GB Just for info. Great info and congrats on having good WIFI! Not many parks have good WIFI throughout and I certainly understand how difficult and costly it can be to do this.
jcpainter 09/18/19 03:26pm Technology Corner
RE: JUst how many GB are needed?

OK I read a bunch of email, or at least glance at them. Over a hundred a day. Look at half a dozen news websites with little or no video. Every day. My wife does whatever she does on FB for 15 or 20 minutes a day. Just how many GB will I need? I have not set up a hotspot on my phone tho it has the ability but want to do so. So I'm trying to get a feel for this. If this is your normal internet activity, ask your current provider what your usage has been over the past few months.
jcpainter 09/17/19 05:13pm Technology Corner
RE: WiFi, and Cell Phone boosters and Internet antennas

Remember when we went RVing to get away from it all? :) I RV to enjoy my life on the road. I go camping to get away from it all! Well said Bill.Satellite! We are "most timers" and haven't "camped" in many years.
jcpainter 09/12/19 05:16am Technology Corner
RE: WiFi, and Cell Phone boosters and Internet antennas

Anyone tried the Togo Roadlink C2 which is ATT and Wingard? Wingard provides a dome with three WIFI antennas and ATT the service for $360/year unlimited The problem with any device like this is the quality of its "inards". The Togo contains a fairly low end modem (category 4) without carrier aggregation, it's restricted to 2.4 GHz, etc. As technology advances, any device like this becomes even more obsolete pretty fast. There are always trade-offs . . .
jcpainter 09/12/19 04:50am Technology Corner
RE: WiFi, and Cell Phone boosters and Internet antennas

Verizon has very good coverage all over the place. But they throttle if the towers are busy. You need an alternative too. Absolutely "network management" kicks in on busy towers. With so many people using Verizon now, this is becoming more common . . . especially in snowbird, urban, and other touristy areas
jcpainter 09/12/19 04:28am Technology Corner
RE: WiFi, and Cell Phone boosters and Internet antennas

I'd like to improve our ability to use WIFI, cell phones and the internet. The more specific you can be, the more help and suggestions we can give you. What plan and equipment do you have now, and what are you hoping to accomplish? Is your 6 months mostly stationery or are you constantly changing locations? How heavy of an internet user are you?
jcpainter 09/11/19 06:49pm Technology Corner
RE: remote temperature monitoring

Disadvantage with this is that it does not notify if power is lost-just when temp and humidity are out of the desired ranges. I have AGS so power is restored automatically via the generator if electrical loss creates a demand. For those of us not having something in the rig that will auto start the generator when power is lost, I would sure be more comfortable being notified right away when power is lost, rather than only when the temp reaches an out of range point. Then I could head back ASAP before the temps get out of range. Units that run on AC but have a battery backup (like the Marcel) can provide this feature. I wonder how long the battery life of the GoVee is and if it notifies you ahead of time that the battery needs to be changed. The article/video did not have this information.
jcpainter 09/09/19 06:28am Technology Corner
RE: Jetpack vs MiFi vs Hotspot

I am thinking of the Verizon 8800 Jetpack, but the reviews online are abysmal. Is anyone on these forums using one? How are they working for you? I few people in this thread have referenced them...they seem to like them. I'm just wondering if there are other opinions about them on this forum. When the 8800L first came out, and for many months after that, some units had a big problem with random reboots. The manufacturer has now provided Verizon with a system update that most people report totally fixed the problem. Just do a "check for updates" on the hotspot and the new software/firmware update will load. Easy peasy.
jcpainter 09/08/19 05:15am Technology Corner
RE: Jetpack vs MiFi vs Hotspot

We just got our first RV(Coleman 2515RL) and we're actually in our first RV park for the weekend. I got here on Friday around noon expecting to work for the rest of the day. The internet at the part was reasonable ($5 for three days) but the speed is horrific (1 to 2 Mbps). Nothing that I can work on. I want to travel and work from the RV during the week. I am thinking of the Verizon 8800 Jetpack, but the reviews online are abysmal. Is anyone on these forums using one? How are they working for you? I few people in this thread have referenced them...they seem to like them. I'm just wondering if there are other opinions about them on this forum. If you are planning on working from your RV, look at a MOFI 4500 with an external Yagi directional antenna. You insert your phone's SIM card regardless as to whether Verizon, AT&T, or whatever, and the increase is pretty crazy. It seems to be able to pull a signal no matter how weak and turn it into a speed as if you are in the center of a city. I have tried jetpacks, MiFi, signal enhancers; this is the way to go, by far.
jcpainter 09/08/19 05:11am Technology Corner
RE: Should I put my Mobley SIM in another hotspot when parked?

I only use my Mobley when I travel, otherwise I have the SIM in a cell modem linked to a router at home, but if I recall correctly you can’t use PUK codes from the Mobley because it doesn’t have an user interface for that. You need to move the SIM to a device that is a bit smarter. If I’m wrong I’m sure someone will correct me, but I think most of us who are on the original plan switched to a new device long ago and have simply forgotten the steps! Dave Go back and read vermilye's post . . . click on the link included in his post. note: The first thing you must do is to get the two PUK code(s) from AT&T.
jcpainter 09/01/19 03:11pm Technology Corner
RE: Should I put my Mobley SIM in another hotspot when parked?

Yes, I'm sure I'm on the mobley, but pausing my VPN worked! New problem. There is nothing called mobile broadband in the settings. The closest I can find is Network > APN > ATT broadband. That allows me to set a username and password, although there are not any preset ones. I'm not sure if I should do it, though, since I don't know if it is the thing you folks are referring to... No, that's not it at all.
jcpainter 09/01/19 01:56pm Technology Corner
RE: Should I put my Mobley SIM in another hotspot when parked?

You folks are amazing! Thank you so much! Weirdly, I cannot access my Mobley either through http://attwifimanager or 192.168.1.1, although I have done so in the past. My Mobley is on and working. I am using it to post this. I can call AT&T this afternoon, but I thought I'd just check first and see if you folks know what might be going on. Are you sure you're connected to the Mobley and not to another WiFi source?
jcpainter 09/01/19 12:37pm Technology Corner
RE: Should I put my Mobley SIM in another hotspot when parked?

Did AT&T finally get rid of the ridiculous stipulation that the service was for use in an in-motion vehicle only? My understanding is that the Mobley was a "dumb"device, and ATT could not tell if you were using it outside the vehicle. The newer units being sold now, they can tell. Correct, that's what I've read also.
jcpainter 09/01/19 03:54am Technology Corner
RE: Should I put my Mobley SIM in another hotspot when parked?

i put my Mobley SIM into a NetGear hotspot wifi router since it was already in the Netgear when ATT did their SIM lock stunt, it was not affected, and when i learned what was going on, i logged in and changed the lock code on the SIM from the default to one of my choosing, even IF i put in back in the MObley, ATT can not change it the NetGear is superior to the Mobley, more range better signal etc.. i would read up on the unlocking of the MObley SIM, and get that done before investing $$ in something you might not be able to use Excellent advice!
jcpainter 09/01/19 03:52am Technology Corner
RE: Should I put my Mobley SIM in another hotspot when parked?

Those people that put the Mobley SIM in a traditional hotspot quite a while ago are OK. About a year ago, the SIMs that were still in the Mobleys got locked by AT&T. There's a way around it, but you can't just take the SIM out of the Mobley now and put it in a hotspot like you could before (unless you've unlocked it).
jcpainter 08/31/19 06:18pm Technology Corner
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