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    What do you all do for Internet? Wifi?

    Hello all,

    So we are new to full timing and will be moving into our 369RL soon. I am curious what everyone does for internet and what you all suggest for what I am looking for. Currently at home, am paying for 50mbs and have a Airport Extreme wireless router. Needless to say, I would hope the same is possible for my full timing rig. Most important is hooking up my Xbox One for online gaming. I have heard about products like WifiRanger and am wondering if thats the right way to go? We won't be traveling for a while, so we will be at an rv park with free internet, but Im not betting on that connection. Any suggestions? What should my expectations be?

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    Re: What do you all do for Internet? Wifi?

    The internet at campgrounds is not usually the best unless you are located pretty close to the source. I use my Verizon wireless internet which is 4G and that works great unless I am in the mountains in a dead zone but for the most part it works great. I don't know about XBox don't have one of those. I always bring my own internet source with me even where parks provide it.

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    I use my iphone as a hot spot for my iPad
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    We had this discussion a while back and after suggestions provided by forum members & researching the internet, it seems the best and most cost efficient method (at least for Louisiana) is to go with Verizon wireless and use the phone as a hotspot. This of course would be mainly for just emailing and surfing the net.

    As for online gaming, Benny, I found this link and the guy acutally uses Verizon connection to play X-box. Here's the link..
    http://ghostwolfe.com/blog/2013/09/v...mi-fi-hotspot/ Maybe he will answer your question.

    Other options you can look into is mobile satellite interent. I've check into this and found it to be very expensive. Easily 100-150 a month just for service and up to $5000 for the equipment. It's been about 6 months since I've checked, and you know technology it's always changing. Could be it's gotten cheaper by now!
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    I use my Verizon service for my internet connection at the campground because their WiFI usually is not the best. I just hook my phone up to my laptop and go from there. Works great unless it is a dead zone where reception is really bad.

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    We use a Verizon MIFI with a 10 GB plan. It's $80/month and does great for full timing.

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    Luke, do you use your phone as a hotspot, or did you use the Jetpack?
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    When we travel we have a Verizon MiFi Jetpak with 14GB. Of course my wife is a power user because of her work, but it has never let us down
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