Originally Posted by poohbear
Educate me on what this router will do please.
The router Winegard Anywhere Connect works with the Air 360+ roof mount antenna. Under the dome of the Air 360+ is the OTA omnidirectional tv antenna, 2 Mimo cellular antennas and a Wifi antenna.
RV Manufacturers may install the Air 360+ on newer coaches, but generally the router is an add-on, after-market or optional configuration.
At least on my 2020 Eagle coach, in the bedroom immediately under the mounting location of the roof antenna dome, was a small plastic white cap. Removing the cap revealed the wiring to connect the router. There were 3 antenna leads, 2 for the Mimo cellular, 1 for Wifi, and the power wires. All those we cable-tied to the cap so removing it easily revealed them.
The router comes with a cellular SIM installed for the Winegard Freedom Go pay as you go data plan. This plan leases data on the AT&T cell network. You can also opt to install SIMs from your own data plans on AT&T or Verizon. If you're a weekender then the Freedom Go plan may make the most the sense as you don't have to pay for months you don't need it. 1GB of data is $20 for a month. Both Verizon & AT&T advertise data plans with unlimited data for $80 a month, but again you have enter in monthly contract just like a cell phone.
The router also has the ability to use a parks Wifi and rebroadcast inside your coach. If the park Wifi is not overloaded, then this might be an option. It really depends on the park Wifi setup and most are sorely lacking in sufficient speed to do much of anything.
I did a speedtest on the router while connected to the cellular Freedom Go network and at the coach storage location which has good cell coverage, I had 20Mbps throughput upstream and downstream. Needless to say that was rather encouraging but parking out at campsite will be the better test.
Inside your coach once installed, you will have your own Wifi network just like you may at home. Whether you're connecting to the internet over the cellular network or a parks Wifi network, your connections inside the coach can use the Wifi from your router. With a good connection and large data plan you could use Netflix or other streaming services in your coach given you have a smart TV or installed OTT device like a FireTV stick. Just for reference, the estimates I've seen on streaming over a data plan you need around 3GB of data to watch one hour and that may not even be at the highest quality.