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Old 09-15-2014, 04:36 PM   #1
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We are purchasing a 2015 Jayco Seneca TS and would like to travel quite a bit. I work from home and would need a good internet connection (not broadband but about DSL quality) is there a good solution for this through DISH or another satellite provider?
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Old 09-16-2014, 06:25 AM   #2
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I just finished a 4 month stretch as a host at a state park. No WiFi is available, so I just use my smartphone as an hotspot. It works great and I just increase my data plan when needed. One other thing I do is I have a Router w/ WiFi as WAN. The router picks up the WiFi from my smartphone and broadcasts another hotspot. The reason I do this is so I can hook my wireless printer up to the second hotspot and can print or scan just like at home. Works great.
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Do you only leave it on when in use? We do the same thing when we can't get wifi but the phone can't be used as a phone when used as a hotspot.
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I use PdaNet. You have to tether your smartphone to your laptop, but does not use any of your data plan.
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We use a VERIZON MIFI HOTSPOT Plan. This creates a Secured WIFI HOTSPOT for up to five WIFI ENABLED connections and works anywhere you pick up a VERIZON CELL PHONE signal.


Works out great for us for minimal use of the internet to check emails, keep in touch with the kids, pay a few bills and some surfing the Internet. This does not support ANY down streaming of TV or MOVIES. One movie will eat up our datatplan in a heart beat...
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Old 09-16-2014, 05:27 PM   #6
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I have a laptop that I tether to my At&t phone with PdaNet. It DOES use your data plan data. My wife uses her Sprint phone to connect the same way with PdaNet. It also uses her data on her data plan but she has unlimited. I travel all the time and the At&t has a much better data connection most of the time vs. Sprint. If you have a 4g or 4glte connection, which I have most of the time with At&t, you can usually use the phone at the same time as a data connection but not with a 3g or less data connection.
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I stand corrected. I used to have unlimited and was thinking it did not use data plan.
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Yea Ken I use to have unlimited with Sprint, but switched to At&t because of the way better 4g/4glte connections. I have to scan my paperwork in which I do through my laptop where ever I am. I use about 10g/month. I went over again this month but At&t automatically "gives" you another 1 gig for $15. On Android phones you can go to <settings> <connections> <data usage> and it will tell you how much data you have used. It even breaks out PdaNet (FoxFi).
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P.S. I also go to Canada quite a bit. I turn off my data on the phone because the international data is way too expensive. Oh At&t is more than glad to provide it, but I would be broke by the time I got back to the U.S.
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We use a VERIZON MIFI HOTSPOT Plan. This creates a Secured WIFI HOTSPOT for up to five WIFI ENABLED connections and works anywhere you pick up a VERIZON CELL PHONE signal.


Works out great for us for minimal use of the internet to check emails, keep in touch with the kids, pay a few bills and some surfing the Internet. This does not support ANY down streaming of TV or MOVIES. One movie will eat up our datatplan in a heart beat...
I use the same thing when camping. I check it out from IT. I can also make my S3 a hotspot but this works much better.
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