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Old 07-05-2014, 02:19 PM   #31
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Different strokes for different folks. When we or I get away that last thing I want is to be connected and have to answer text, emails, etc., etc...unless I decide to..... and I can do all that with my smart phone. When we get done with the house renovation, I'll be able to monitor the security system status and environment from my smart phone. as well as check security cameras. I'll be able to monitor the HVAC system and adjust it as necessary. When the utility provider replaces or old meter with one of the new smart meters, I'll even be able to monitor utility usage to make sure the next door neighbor hasn't run an extension cord over to my outdoor receptacles again.

I can check my email, stay connected to any social network or my kids or grandkids all at my determination. When I'm out camping, I want to be able to concentrate on fly fishing, plein air painting or sketching, taking photographs for future painting resources or just napping in the hammock....... I had enough of system administration task before I retired. I'm done.
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Old 07-07-2014, 07:08 AM   #32
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It would boost any signal you can see. If the CG requires a login, you should only have to enter it once to get connected, then you are on your way.

As for the connection.. DW's job requires her to be able to log in, respond as required. Either give up camping, or get the booster... we choose booster...
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Old 07-07-2014, 10:31 AM   #33
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When I'm out camping, I want to be able to concentrate on fly fishing, plein air painting or sketching, taking photographs for future painting resources or just napping in the hammock.......
Ahhhhhh but unlike 99% of the campers out there, we are out camping for almost 6 months out of each year... actually more than 6 months as we head down to the FL Keys for some time in December/January, when the it gets real cold in Central FL (50's). :-)

We stream all our local HOME cable Tv channels (via SlingBox) to the TT , all the security cameras, home control things, and most importantly I use VPN between the TT and my house (Internet access), for a added security. It is all there when I want to see something or if it notifies me that something is not right. In either case it is called EASE of MIND..

The data usage on a cell phone would be cost prohibitive.

This requires a little more bandwidth to accomplish, and the Wi-Fi extender accomplishes that, no matter where I am in the CC or if in a Walmart parking lot.

Our TT is our 2nd home, as we spend 1/2 our life in it now. It is a different camping lifestyle than the week end camping get-a-ways that most everyone does, where the main goal is fishing, sunning, hiking....

But this is our camping lifestyle for now.. and it works for us... but it is not for everyone....

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Pretty much the Ethernet Bridge is your best option. Not sure as to why there is an issue. We get to the camp ground, set up the TT, and then I access the wireless bridge, 3 clicks and it is connected to the CG's AP.

On all the devices (tablets, iPhone, laptops, Slingbox) the TT's Wi-Fi router is already set up and all they have to do is select it from their devices. All the work, as easy as it is, is between the Ethernet Bridge and the CG AP, 3 clicks and its connected. That is unless yours is a little more difficult.

The benefit of the eth.. Bridge is its power, and you can select any of the CG's APís, and I usually go for the one with the least number of TT's, which usually gives me the most bandwidth.

I assume that your Ethernet Bridge was a high power one (400mw+), correct? I leave my Bridge unit at about Ĺ max power for campgrounds. The one campground we normally stay at (believe it or not) has 20Mb on each of its APís, most others max out at 10Mb all combined.
So easy even a caveman can do it...well, not me. I just got an enh202 and a cisco/linksys "N" router and have succeeded in getting the ENH202 to connect to a wifi network, and the router seems to like being connected to it, but cannot get the wifi signal to passthrough for internet access. The documentation you get with the EnGenius device is graphically pleasing, but lacks details. One question I have is which mode to select, Client Bridge, Access Point etc. The ENH seems to only be accessible by laptop when plugged into one of the 4 ports of the router, not into the port that normally a modem would input through, but it is the only way I've managed to get settings passed DHCP from the host network to my router. But still no internet.
Can you offer some insights to this, as I'd like to be in the "3 clicks" and running club.
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Can you offer some insights to this, as I'd like to be in the "3 clicks" and running club.[/QUOTE]

Let me get the specs on your unit and I will get back to you. Once you get it up and running all you will have is "3 clicks"

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Old 07-13-2014, 01:38 PM   #36
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We use our cell as a hotspot. Have unlimited data. Most campgrounds give poor WiFi. At least most we have stayed at.
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Good stuff. I'm interested in home monitoring and I'm just a weekender.
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Let me get the specs on your unit and I will get back to you. Once you get it up and running all you will have is "3 clicks"

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I got a responce from Engenius and I needed an IP in a different range in the router, despite the user guide example on page 72. The ENH has 192.168.1.1 (until dhcp assigns another one) and 192.168.0.1 in the router. I'm thinking I'll connect to a network and note the assigned IP on the unit to get into it again.
If you have any tips on use I'd love to hear them.
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another device to consider

I have my ENH202 up and running, many thanks to Mustang65 for help and encouragement.
The forum at engenius had this to say about using the ENH202 for RVing:
"Very cool! I also seen people use the EUB9603H 600mW USB adapter with an external antenna. The nice part about the EUB9603H is that all the networks can be seen from the windows utility rather than having to log into the webpage and scan for networks as you need to do with the ENH202."

What little I've looked at this, it has a removable antenna and is only $30 at Amazon.
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I am taking notes and about to order the parts and stuff to start this exact project. I am ordering the EnGenius ENH202 right now and a router also. I am a weekend camper and use sprint for cell service. Sprint has limited service where I go at times. Limited.... To say the least hahaha. So I am in need of decent wifi for business work and tv streaming. I like to get away but still have access to technology. Y'all keep posting because I get ideas. Btw I am a contractor so my tt will be cooool eventually
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