As most full timers know (or find out), getting reliable Internet access on the road can be problematic. Campground WiFi is notoriously sketchy.
We’ve been fortunate this year. The majority of campgrounds we stayed in had “decent” WiFi. To me, that means reliable download speeds of 1 Mbps or greater.
When there’s no WiFi available, we have a 60 GB Verizon cellular data plan that we can use for Internet access. However, sometimes this isn’t enough broadband data because we like to stream YouTube and Netflix videos. Streaming video sucks up gobs of broadband data, so we try to use WiFi when we can.
To enhance nearby WiFi hotspots, we started using the WiFiRanger Core router. The Core creates a list of local WiFi hotspots and lets you select one to use for all your RV devices.
We used it for about a month and decided to add the optional rooftop SkyPro. A SkyPro extends the range of a Core and can boost WiFi speeds. Here’s the list of WiFi hotspots that appeared after we added the SkyPro to our Core:
Also, with a SkyPro attached to our Core we saw a significant increase in signal strength and speed:
The Core and SkyPro can be purchased separately or together.