Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-27-2016, 11:42 PM   #1
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Oswego IL
Posts: 34
Year: 2001
Help! need Internet connection

I'm a college student and having good internet connection is a must. I also play Xbox and stream Netflix instead of having cable or dish, so I'd like to hear some suggestions that people may have to stay connected!
TheMagicBus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2016, 02:18 AM   #2
Bus Nut
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Garden State (rural NJ)
Posts: 383
This will probably require a multi-layered approach to solving. Try this link...

https://www.rvmobileinternet.com/overview/
BusFiend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2016, 04:58 AM   #3
Bus Crazy
 
milkmania's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Oklahoma aka "God's blind spot"
Posts: 2,177
Year: 1989
Coachwork: 1853FC International/Navistar
Chassis: 35' Retired Air Force Ambulance
Engine: DT466, MT643
Rated Cap: 6 souls and a driver
Quote:
Originally Posted by BusFiend View Post
This will probably require a multi-layered approach to solving. Try this link...

https://www.rvmobileinternet.com/overview/
Great link!
Thanks for sharing it
__________________
I once complained I had no shoes....
Until I met a man with no feet
milkmania is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2016, 06:54 AM   #4
Bus Nut
 
Carytowncat's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Richmond Virginia
Posts: 893
Year: 1984
Engine: 366 Big block Chevy! :) w/ Stick shift
I use my phone for most internet and then my phone has a "hot spot" function to transmit internet to my laptop if needed.

The games and tv can easily be powered with a small solar system 400w
and a couple of deep cyccle trojan t105 batteries.

Or if you are parked near power then an extension cord

Good luck!
Carytowncat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2016, 07:04 AM   #5
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Oswego IL
Posts: 34
Year: 2001
I'm aware that I can use my iPhone 6s as a hotspot, but online gaming and streaming will eat away the 15-20 gb data allowance I have with AT&T..

Until I'm done with school (about 1.5 years), the bus is going to be parked on a farm pretty close to where I currently live. I will have shore power, so I don't have to worry about the added cost of solar panels or a generator just yet. Maybe I'll just talk to the property owner and see if he'd be willing to split wireless with me, seems like the best and cheapest solution for now. Who knows, maybe they'll be better and more cost-effective plans and hotspots by the time I'm ready to leave
TheMagicBus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2016, 07:44 AM   #6
Bus Crazy
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,095
Year: 1993
Coachwork: bluebird
Engine: 5.9 Cummins, Allison 545
Rated Cap: 2
with the help of the link posted above, i got a grandfathered verizon unlimited data plan.
however if you're just parked in one spot, many carriers probably serve that area.
__________________
.
Turfmobile Build Thread
turf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2016, 12:53 PM   #7
Bus Nut
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Garden State (rural NJ)
Posts: 383
Quote:
Originally Posted by turf View Post
with the help of the link posted above, i got a grandfathered verizon unlimited data plan.
however if you're just parked in one spot, many carriers probably serve that area.
You have more into that plan than you have in your skoolie.
BusFiend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2016, 01:36 PM   #8
Bus Crazy
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,095
Year: 1993
Coachwork: bluebird
Engine: 5.9 Cummins, Allison 545
Rated Cap: 2
the price of the plan was cheap compared to most things skoolie. and it may have been just as foolhardy as well, verizon is moving to cancel high data use udp's. im not in the high data use territory yet. for now its my golden ticket to the internet

the udps pay out if you go over about 30 gigs a month, im hoping to have this upd for a long time.

i'm even entertaining the notion of canceling my home internet service since the verizon hotspot is faster. gonna wait a month and see what verizon does first.

i have definitely got my money's worth of help from that website. they've helped answer many of my questions. there isnt much info out there on rv connectivity and they have tested most of the options available.
__________________
.
Turfmobile Build Thread
turf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2016, 03:31 PM   #9
Bus Geek
 
EastCoastCB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Eustis FLORIDA
Posts: 9,280
Year: 1992
Coachwork: Ward/AmTran
Chassis: International
Engine: dt466
Rated Cap: 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by turf View Post
with the help of the link posted above, i got a grandfathered verizon unlimited data plan.
however if you're just parked in one spot, many carriers probably serve that area.
I had a "grandfathered" "unlimited" AT&T plan. They effectively cap the data by "throttling" it. So lame.
I now have a prepaid tracfone from wallyworld that's $30 a month but only does calls and text, and I have 100mbps at my home with a 52" monitor.
I don't miss my "smart" phone at all.
__________________
.
Roll Your Own Build Thread
EastCoastCB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2016, 04:41 PM   #10
Bus Crazy
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,095
Year: 1993
Coachwork: bluebird
Engine: 5.9 Cummins, Allison 545
Rated Cap: 2
the throttling is lame. for some legal reason, verizon cant do it.

my rural home internet connection only runs about 5 mbps on good days, the verizon jetpack runs between 30-50mbps. its a much better connection for me.

im going to try and tether the jetpack to a router for my home network, and the just take the jetpack with me on trips. as long as there is cell service, i should have internet.

the bus has a smart tv that hooks straight up to netflix thru the hotspot's wifi.
__________________
.
Turfmobile Build Thread
turf is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.