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Old 01-16-2016, 10:03 AM   #31
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It appears that this device sets up and works just like what I documented in the link to the older thread. A ENH202 is $79 at this source
EnGenius ENH202 N300 Wireless Outdoor 800mW Long-range Multiple Client bridge/Access Point - Newegg.com
Like the unit you're looking to get, they are not very user intuitive but I don't need to use a laptop for set up each time, I can access it through a standard wifi router with my Kindle tablet. You might want you see if thats also the case.
Cosmic,
It's good to see this topic brought up again. It reminds me that I'm unable to configure my ENH wirelessly via my router until I have connected to it via a hard connection with the notebook, located a signal and connected to it. I note in your comments that you can do all of the bridge config wirelessly via your router and tablet.
Once the ENH is connected to a signal I can access the ENH via my tablet via the router.
Any ideas what settings I should look at?
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Old 01-16-2016, 07:38 PM   #32
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I wrote up each step that I use over at the Engenious forum.
Using ENH202 with a wireless router - www.engeniusforum.com
I go by mudshark over there, another Zappa reference. Seemed to help this person.
If you'd like I could send you my recovery file and you could load it and then change the security to what you want.
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Thanks, Cosmic! Wasn't aware of that forum but will check it out. If I can't figure it out I may ask for your recovery file. It may be a bit before I can get at it, the 5th is in the shop - I'll post that event when I get it back.
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Old 01-16-2016, 11:26 PM   #34
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My Eagle ended the season with having the entire rear wall replaced due to delamination. My antenna mount is sitting next to it in the snow and the ethernet cable needs a new end put on it before being functional again. I have the enh unit here and a copy of my config file. I have intended on making a generic one for sharing, but no qualms with sharing anyway.
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Old 01-18-2016, 08:59 AM   #35
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We recently purchased our first trailer and my wife bought me a book on connectivity. Two points they made about campground wi-fi:

1. Everyone goes out during the day to do there hiking, fishing etc. and when everyone returns at dinnertime they get on their computers to check e-mail, post pictures, etc. Since everyone is on at the same time the bandwidth is quickly used up.

2. Not all campground wi-fi systems are created equal. Some are set up by people with little technical knowledge or they are a minimal system that you have to be right next to in order to receive a signal.
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We recently purchased our first trailer and my wife bought me a book on connectivity. Two points they made about campground wi-fi:

1. Everyone goes out during the day to do there hiking, fishing etc. and when everyone returns at dinnertime they get on their computers to check e-mail, post pictures, etc. Since everyone is on at the same time the bandwidth is quickly used up.

2. Not all campground wi-fi systems are created equal. Some are set up by people with little technical knowledge or they are a minimal system that you have to be right next to in order to receive a signal.
Welcome to the forum.

My experience this year fits those two points. But I'm not in complete agreement that "Everyone goes out during the day..." Even 'during the day' there was usually too little bandwidth.
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Some of the campgrounds WiFi issues we have stayed at are two fold. First they have AP's that are old technology (maybe 100mW or less) with old antenna technology and then couple that with a bandwidth of 10Mb for 20+ sites. You can do the math and figure out how poor that service is. Some CG's even had all their AP,s set to 1 channel (a lot of data collisions). Then you couple the distance the users are from the AP and multiply that times how many times the signal goes through error checking before that data is correct over and over again, which lowers the performance. Add on all the smart devices that are constantly polling WiFi and the performance drops even lower.

Where we stay, the bandwidth only suffers over the major holiday weekends and with 7 AP's to choose from, I select the least used one (area where least # of sites are rented). Still not the best performance, but doable for email and slow web surfing. During the week all is fine.

It will take a while for the CG's to catch up to current technology, and yes we will be paying higher campsite charges or possibly even charging for using more than a base bandwidth.. please insert your charge card # here to continue using the internet connection. Or we see you are streaming a movie, please note you will be charged $$$$ for the required bandwidth, enter charge card #..

There are also ways that CG's can prioritize as to who gets first choice.. Email first, web surfing next, then music, then movies so when there is a system load, the movies and music will slide down to the bottom of the who gets the most bandwidth list, of course causing the infamous digital breakup watching a movie.

It is just a matter of time....

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movies and music will slide down to the bottom of the who gets the most bandwidth list, of course causing the infamous digital breakup watching a movie.
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Here is one possible solution to watching movies while RVing.
Amazon Prime Instant Video Now Offers Offline Content – RV Mobile Internet Resource Center
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Good idea!

When I was converting all my DVD movies to .MKV format (to run on Laptop and displayed on TT's HDMI Tv) the file sizes for each movie averaged between 4.5 and 6Gb. At least my iPhone has 60Gb (I think) so I should be able to get a few movies loaded. The basic phone may have memory issues.

Thanks for the info,

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There are also ways that CG's can prioritize as to who gets first choice.. Email first, web surfing next, then music, then movies so when there is a system load, the movies and music will slide down to the bottom of the who gets the most bandwidth list, of course causing the infamous digital breakup watching a movie. ...snip
Our WiFi frustration was just trying to check email (verification that bills set up to pay automatically had actually been paid), and to surf (PassPort America, Harvest Host, Google maps) to plan the next day or two on the road.

We don't use the internet to watch movies, listen to music, or send email. I can only speculate that with what we experienced, that trying to watch movies or listen to music would have been an epic fail.

The one exception for us was an RV Resort in CO where we had 2 nights free in exchange for attending a sales presentation. Their internet access was outstanding. I have little doubt that we could have watched internet movies there.... IFF we had a television in the TT.
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