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Old 01-18-2016, 12:48 PM   #41
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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.
This was the MAIN reason we went with the WiFi signal extender. When making reservations we would ask for a site close to the CG's AP, that way we had a half a chance of getting the billing/email done. If possible when you are registering or making reservations ask to be close to an internet Access Point. To me is was worth the $100 to get the equipment DW is happy (bigger reason).

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Old 01-20-2016, 10:40 PM   #42
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We use the directv genie go to download shows and movies to the iPad and then watch them via HDMI connection to the TV while we camping or boating.
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Old 01-20-2016, 11:22 PM   #43
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Sorry for the delay in my response. The device that we use was bought at Walmart. I just checked and the price has dropped considerably:

Straight Talk Access Points, Hubs & Switches : Networking - Walmart.com

It is a Straight Talk device. If you decide to get one, be sure it uses Verizon towers as there was another model for AT&T towers that was having problems.

For the most part, in our travels, we almost always had cell phone service (Net10 on AT&T towers) but if we had no data, the Verizon hotspot almost was always gave us data.

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Old 01-21-2016, 07:33 AM   #44
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I was glad to see that my 2016 seasonal packet that arrived the other day mentioned significant WIFI upgrade coming for the 2016 season. My service last wasn't that bad actually, as I have an almost unobstructed straight shot from my trailer to the CG AP. Email and web surf has not been an issue, but streaming video could be a bit dicey. I'm going to hold off buying a extender or hot spot equipment until I actually hook up this year and see how good the 'improvements' really are.
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Old 01-21-2016, 09:17 AM   #46
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I'm surprised this thread has gone on so long. It seems we've never had a strong signal, mostly tengonet in man parks and it's weak. I thought all parks had weak WiFi signals. Maybe it's just a problem here in the west.
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Old 01-22-2016, 10:54 AM   #48
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I usually elect not to pay for those "pay to use" offers in campgrounds while we are traveling for a day or so. We just use our hot spot on the iphone for the basics and move on. The free day they offer is usually slower that our iPhone hotspot anyhow because most everyone is on there trying to stream video etc.
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Tengonet the worst system. Hotspot works way better as a rule.
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Old 01-22-2016, 08:01 PM   #50
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Great info amigos! I too sometimes use "Hot Spot" on my cell phone for WiFi, but I just wonder if it's pulling too much data (more $$$) if I decide to watch a Netflix movie or 2 per nite.
I think a movie or a couple hours of streaming video will use close to a gig. Look at your plan but the mostly they usually start you at is two gigs monthly unless you pay for more.
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