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  • MIMO, SU-MIMO, MU-MIMO, finding NEMO? It’s all buzzword bingo to me!
    There are times when even the most “techie” of consumers begins to wonder if there’s any way of making sense out of the barrage of features available in the rapidly evolving world of communications.  As soon as you think you understand something, it gets changed or placed.  Everything is a jumble of letters and numbers.  … Read more
  • 4G. 5G, 5G+!!! Gee, why do I care?
    Written by WiFiRanger Ambassador, Joel Weiss "docj" To the average person, today’s cellular data marketplace is a jumble of technobabble. Carriers continuously boast of the capabilities of their networks while also claiming that even better service is soon to be available. At the same time several companies planning to establish satellite-based internet systems claim that … Read more
  • Two Connections Can Be Better Than One
    Written by WiFiRanger Ambassador, Joel Weiss "docj" Most of us who are dependent on cellular data connections know that even the best of them aren't all that stable. In fact, if you use a speed test like you'll observe that the speed of any cellular connection can vary rather dramatically even during the course … Read more
  • Making Your RV’s Internet Connection Nearly Unbreakable
    Written by WiFiRanger Ambassador, Joel Weiss "docj" By now most RVers are pretty well acquainted with the difficulties inherent in trying to maintain 24/7 internet connections when your only options are cellular connections. There are many, many threads on the subject.  Even the best of cellular connections can result in varying download speeds on a continuous basis.  Quite often the … Read more
  • 802 Dot What????
    For many RVers connecting their computers, phones, smart TVs, tablets and other devices to the Internet is now… well… a necessity during their travels.  The next question we often find ourselves asking is:  "So which Internet source is best to connect to and why?"  It really comes down to 3 choices for Internet sources out there: Public WiFi (most often FREE but sometimes … Read more
  • Bars? Decibels? I Just Wanna Make a Phone Call!
    Written by WiFiRanger Ambassador, Joel Weiss "docj" From time to time most RVers find themselves in situations where making a simple voice call is difficult and using the Internet is PAINFULLY slooooow or impossible. It's true that many of these issues start and end with signal strength from our device to the cell tower; but, how do we know for sure that's the problem? How … Read more
  • What’s the Best WiFi + LTE for Your Specific Rig During Your Specific Travels
    Written by WiFiRanger Ambassador, Joel Weiss "docj" Maintaining an internet connection is no longer a luxury for many RVers. Although conventional thought may be that the RV community is populated by retirees, there are an increasing number of working people who now live at least part time in their RVs. Add to that group the huge number of RV “vacationers” … Read more
  • Saving Money on Cellular Data Plans
    Nothing quite motivates like money, especially for those on a limited budget while traveling. As Cellular data costs continue to burden those with a mobile lifestyle, alternative internet sources are being sought out. Free WiFi has been ubiquitous and readily available to most travelers, but unfortunately the signal strength, security, and speeds have been lacking. … Read more
  • Improving Range with Line of Sight (LoS)
    Wireless transmission is most effective when there is clear, unobstructed line of sight between the receiver and transmitter. In the case of WiFi, all sorts of factors need to be considered in order to improve wireless range, such as avoiding obstacles, minimizing wireless interference, and having the best wireless equipment for maximum range. In this … Read more