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cacutlers

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Posted: 09/22/20 07:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

How does one get Wifi in remote locations? Or Wifi in any location?


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I use a cell phone hot spot. Antennas and amplifiers can help when a weak WiFi signal is available, same for the cell phone.


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A good Wifi goes about 200 or 300 ft. What do you want to do with it?





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Posted: 09/22/20 08:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sometimes you just do without. Space X is working on satellite internet connection but will be a couple years yet.


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Cell phone hotspot


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if cell service is marginal a cell booster amp may get you a useable signal, good enough for web searches, email, phone etc. Not likely good enough for video.

And depending on where you are there are many many rural camping areas where cell service/wifi is NOT available even with a good amp and yagi directional antenna,


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Cell Phone hot spot, I'm on one now.


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Sometimes you can't.


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Posted: 09/23/20 06:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

These folks are the mobile internet gurus. They have free content, but a paid membership is worth it, too:

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I am on VERIZON CELL PHONE and it has had the best cellphone coverage for me over the years... I also have a MIFI Box that will operate up to five of my devices using the Internet over Verizon...

When Camping I would set the MIFI UNIT in WILSON CRADLE that has an outside ANTENNA which would allow me to use my various devices around the camp site...
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I have updated the Verizon MIFI unit to a newer model now...
It looks like this now...
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With the new AT&T 5G towers going up everywhere now this may be a better resource in the near future...

I don't know firsthand if things has changed on the camping off grid scene as I have not been camping for around five years now with family health problems...

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