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Old 07-14-2006, 07:07 AM   #1
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WiFi Not Always High Speed

Just a little heads up I thought about while searching for a campground in Flagstaff. On our recent trip to Montana I found that parks that advertised WiFi do not always have high speed WiFi. I paid for some and they were high speed. One park had free WiFi with fairly good connection but it was slow (56 to 28).
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Old 07-14-2006, 07:45 AM   #2
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Time to get an aircard, Sue. But I'm not sure which ones work well in the western states. Our Verizon card is doing great on our trip through the midwest. We're east of Brainerd, MN and still have a connection, much to our surprise. We are really loving the ability to be connected while driving down the road. It works around 54 which isn't bad.
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Old 07-14-2006, 08:47 AM   #3
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I have the Verizon mobile office which was working real well for a while and now it tells me something is wrong with the modem. I'm going to reinstall the software next week when we get to Flagstaff. I have the new Dell with express card so I'm waiting for technology to catch up with me. I'm not really sure what I want when we start fulltiming. I'll have to sell the DirecWay to do anything else.
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Old 07-14-2006, 09:31 AM   #4
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I have been researching the whole mobile internet thing and found out this week that in certain large metroplex areas, the aircard through Verizon has broadband capabilities. LA and Orange County, CA is one of them. Much faster than the 56k. Verizon dealer has a booklet on where broadband coverage is available. You might be suprised how large the broadband coverage is! Also found out you can definitely hook two laptops and get service with one aircard. Need a "hub" or a router, and the two computers are hooked together, kinda piggybacked.
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Old 07-15-2006, 04:04 PM   #5
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texkrumm, I think that is what Judy does, she has a router and they both can be online with the air card at the same time. You will have to check some previous topic to find out what type or wait till she gets on here.
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Old 07-22-2006, 05:33 PM   #6
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We use this: http://booster-antenna.com/index.php...5e153cd0eb7ac2

with a Kyocera KP650 aircard from Verizon.

Since we travel in "extended coverage areas" we got this to hook up to the aircard (drilled a small hole to the outside and mounted it on one of our slide topper brackets:


We're in McCloud, California (near Mt. Shasta) and I'm on the forum.

My wife and I have laptops which connect to the KR-1 router via WiFi, and then the aircard connects to Verizon for Internet access.

Simple and it works.
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