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Old 02-11-2015, 05:51 PM   #11
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Old 02-11-2015, 06:35 PM   #12
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Because of this thread I purchased the ENH202 myself. Haven't actually used it other than to play with it here at home but it seems to be fairly easy to use. I went out and bought another DLink Router with Wireless as well so I can serve WIFI to our Phones, Tablets, Laptops all wireless.

I think it needs to be in Bridge Mode if you are connecting to the Site or Neighbors Wifi
Once that is done, you use your own Router for DHCP to your Clients, at least that's how I interpret the usage.

Edit: Now that I think about it, Client Router mode seems right.
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Mustang65 uses his in client bridge mode, but it isn't the enh202, not that I know that it matters. My cisco router just takes the enh as the gateway and then it assigns dhcp to all of our devices. I keep the ip of the enh and the ip of my router as bookmarks in my kindle. I can access each. The hardest part is turning the antenna to search for a signal. Sometimes you just know where you're likely to get to an open network, other times not.
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Mustang65 uses his in client bridge mode, but it isn't the enh202, not that I know that it matters. My cisco router just takes the enh as the gateway and then it assigns dhcp to all of our devices. I keep the ip of the enh and the ip of my router as bookmarks in my kindle. I can access each. The hardest part is turning the antenna to search for a signal. Sometimes you just know where you're likely to get to an open network, other times not.
Ya, that's the setup I tested here at home. I log into the ENH202 and put in the pre shared secret (if needed) and SSID to log on, then the ENH202 assigns an IP to the Router thus using the ENH202 as the gateway. The router handles the LAN hosts.

Thanks for your help and detailed setup you used. I'm still trying to figure out how I can attach a Painters Pole to the side of my Fibreglass Hybrid. Some Velcro on the side of my slide should do the trick and shouldn't interfere with the slide moving in/out when moving.
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No matter what you do to connect to the internet, remember, many campgrounds are in rural or remote areas. Their are no cables, and dial up may be the only internet connection available. That being said, most campgrounds can not handle much more than checking EMails..with 100 campsites it is not unusual to have 150 to 250 devices connecting to the internet. And with 15 to maybe 30Mb your going to have slow internet..

If you really need to work on the internet, I would get a hot spot.
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No matter what you do to connect to the internet, remember, many campgrounds are in rural or remote areas. Their are no cables, and dial up may be the only internet connection available. That being said, most campgrounds can not handle much more than checking EMails..with 100 campsites it is not unusual to have 150 to 250 devices connecting to the internet. And with 15 to maybe 30Mb your going to have slow internet..

If you really need to work on the internet, I would get a hot spot.
We have been using the EnGenius for over 2 years now. I have only hit 3 sites in that time where there was no internet connectivity at all (middle of nowhere locations). The last one was in the Keys this December (4 miles from the nearest Public Wi-Fi). We used our Dish Tailgater and MiFi to meet our BASIC needs.


At all the CC sites we were able to max out the CC's available signal. I have always been able to use the connection to access my Slingbox at home (local TV stations/DVR recordings) and my VPN connection for paying bills. We have been very happy with the results, especially DW as she watches her recorded programs on the home DVR from where ever we are camping.


The campground in Hiawassee GA (Blueridge Mountains), has fiber connectiong all their AP to the office router. 25Mb speed.. of course it drops off on the 4th of July when all the sites are filled. All you need is 4-5Mbs to watch video without breakup. Hopefully one of these days the rest of the CC's will try the same.


I was even able to help one of the CC's fix a problem that their data contractor did not fix (he should have caugtht that right away). They had 2 AP's broadcasting on the same channel, and that was causing a lot of data collisions. Changed the assigned channel and everyone was happy.


Best example was in Colorado Springs, no CC Wi-Fi, HomeDepot on top of a ridge a little over 1.5 miles away (could see from camp site). I connected to it and was able to watch the Slingbox (Rays Games, local TV and recorded programs).. only had to sign in everyday as HomeDepot rebooted all connections at midnight each night..

This may not be for everyone, depending on your camping lifestyle and the initial setup may be a pain to some. There are also other brands that do the same, but I have not tried them.

Just my experience,

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When I'm camping generally were many miles (30 - 40) from the nearest towns, stores, shops. Yes if you camp in a more urban area this may serve you well. Out west, probably not so much. Also we typically camp in the mountains, so, that also limits signals. I also don't feel comfortable using someone's signal for my personal use.
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I also don't feel comfortable using someone's signal for my personal use.
We normally stay near urban areas for medical reasons. As for feeling uneasy regarding using the Wi-Fi signal from someone else, I might agree, but with the amount of $$$$ that Home Depot, Starbucks, McDonald's.... get from us over the course of a year, I have no problem using their public Wi-Fi. Some of the CC's only have Wi-Fi service in their office, so I can even tap into that signal.

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Some of the CC's only have Wi-Fi service in their office, so I can even tap into that signal.
That was the primary reason I purchased one. In past years I have specifically booked at CGs that advertise WIFI only to find out that I can get it if I stand on my left leg with my Right leg pointing south behind me and my left arm pointing North and a "gone squatching" hat on. Or if that doesn't work which is pretty often, we wander over to the office which for the kids isn't all that exciting. If I am on call for work I am provided a WIFI Dongle and thus can get WIFI anywhere, but on my dime I prefer to save the small amount of data on my own phone (1gb) and the (1gb) data shared between my DW and Daughter on their plan and try to find a decent signal.

But if it turns out anything like my venture into Satellite with the Winegaurd MP1 Carryout, I'd be lucky to have a clear view to the Sky to pull in a signal.
Funny how RVing and Trees go hand in hand. I bought the Winegaurd Dish and it took 5 different campgrounds before I actually had line of sight to the satellite. HAHAHA
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it is very difficult to push a strong wifi signal over many acres, add to that the limited bandwidth available at many remote locations, then add 2 or 3 devices per site, you understand the issues. Campgrounds spend thousands to try and get WiFi to the sites, but, it is not meant for streaming or gaming. If you added 100 - 200 devices to your home cable connection, I think you would see very very slow ( or no) service. This is what campgrounds face. It's not like Starbucks where you have a few hundred square feet to push your signal to and maybe 6 or 8 folks using it.

The problem you have with satellite TV reception also applies to satellite internet, many places it's not possible, and again, bandwidth is limited.
I check Email once in a while and maybe pay a bill, and i try and do that late in the evening, like midnight, when others are not using the system. Otherwise, I spend my time outside, enjoying nature Without a TV !
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