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Old 02-22-2012, 07:51 PM   #11
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Just bought a new x17z and plan on taking either my WDTV or my Apple TV. Maybe take both, see which is better on wifi as both are hard wired here at home

For the record, I like the Apple TV much better. Nicer menus, faster operation etc.

I think I need to figure out this wireless bridge thing, as we have a couple laptops to take as well.

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Old 02-23-2012, 08:45 AM   #12
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I just can't get my head around all the options that are available today. I still remember when we had nothing and now I find myself complaining when I can't find a WiFi spot.
I use Beamspeed here in Yuma but it is the cheapest option and streaming is almost impossible so I can't watch Netflix and all I get down here is local TV which at times is a joke.

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Old 02-23-2012, 10:09 AM   #13
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Beamspeed is what I am using this winter over here too....

What frustrates me is all the options they have down here and if you get one as soon as you cross back into Canada the machine says "Sorry service not available here"
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Old 02-24-2012, 03:44 PM   #14
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WiFi in campgrounds can be iffy. I am wondering if any of you have used a Hawking signal extender to help a weak computer signal from routers in the offices or wherever they are.
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Old 02-24-2012, 04:28 PM   #15
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No experience with the Hawking.. but I have been strongly considering this.

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Old 02-24-2012, 08:43 PM   #16
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Update: Just tested this and it works fantastic. Here's the basics. At home we have Dish Network with a Slingbox as well as a 2TB hard drive to store movies. In the camper Apple TV with a complete wireless network and ethernet bridge (with external antenna) for campground wi-fi.

The new iPhone 4s and iPad 2 have a feature called mirroring. Basically anything that plays on the screen will play through Apple TV, so using the iPhone 4s we have full access to our home Satellite TV along with ALL recorded movies. Additionally, the iPhone has Netflix and Sirius applications which will also stream to Apple TV.

In my driveway test the video was good (not excellent), but the ease of setup is simple. With the wireless bridge, I can bridge the campground wi-fi to the internal network and feed the AppleTV for better quality when available. I am quite pleased with the outcome and with an unlimited data plan on the iPhone (Sprint) it's inexpensive.
So, to clarify......I have a slingbox, and an unlimited iphone data plan (ATT). If I have an Apple TV, can I stream what is on my iphone to my tv through the Apple TV? Is/Does Apple TV create its own wifi signal, or would I need to bring an Access point along with me to make the Apple TV talk to that and my iPhone join that wifi network to get to the Apple TV functions?
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:53 PM   #17
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It only works with the iPhone 4s, the iPhone 4 can't do it. You will need to setup a network in the camper for the phone and AppleTV to talk to each other. I have an old 802.11g router that I use just for the camper. I have the SSID and encryption set the same as the home network so there's nothing for me to configure. Of course if you bring your router along it will have the same effect.
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Old 12-28-2013, 07:55 PM   #18
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Do you need a wireless bridge to mirror the iPhone to the AppleTV? Or will it mirror stand alone when boondocking?
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Old 12-29-2013, 07:33 AM   #19
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Boxee box, i have 2 at home they are awesome

currently i have an LG blueray player that has smart tv capabilities in the trailer but i think the boxee is a much better system

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