After juggling a few of the threads here, trying to wrap my mind around our internet setup in the bus, I thought I'd reach out to you beautiful people once more to compile some knowledge into one thread in hopes of a "go-to" on easy internet for skoolie life
After looking at all of the options and equipment, I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed even for someone who is usually pretty tech-savvy; Hot Spots, Routers, Boosters, JetPacks, 4G, 5G, and SO many different cell plans now - I think I've got myself tied in a knot and all the tech for this is so expensive I would love to avoid any redundant or needless purchases
To get right to it: What is your internet setup, in most basic terms? What cell provider / data provider are you using, and how is it working out for you?
Here's my plan for us, just to get out on the road - can you poke any holes in it, or lend some advice?
- One phone line with T-Mobile (we currently have unlimited data on our TMobile lines, $75/mo each line),
- get a new phone line with Verizon w/ unlimited data ($80/mo + phone cost),
- then use a router to send the signal out to our devices? I'm hearing Netgear Nighthawk M1, but maybe we can get away with something less robust / costly?
We just need basic internet access for email, sending files, streaming music and movies - nothing encrypted or super advanced.
Thank you all for taking the time to help us newbs get out on the road! I owe you all a drink and some dinner