WiFi In USA?

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  1. brfcfan

    brfcfan Read Only Funster

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    How good is wifi in RV campsites in the US? IS it worth buying a mobile dongle or do most campsites have wifi?
     
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    I have just returned from Florida (not camping) and my partner was able to get on the net almost everywhere, cafes, fast food joints, shops , even garages , so I would think that campgrounds would be similar

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    Around Yellowstone - not very good.

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    Most campsites sign up to a nationwide provider
    You purchase 1 day , a week or three months with the provider ,you then use it on campsites with the same provider ,cant remember the name but most use the same one,
    some campsites supply wifi free of charge but starting to get scarce and the service can be a bit hit and miss.
    Buying a dongle would work if your there for several months but beware the service is not always as cheap as the UK.
    In all our trips to the states we never bought a dongle and relied mainly on the ample free signals and only signed up if we stayed in the same campground for a while

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    Hi
    it does depend on the type of campground you stay on--------usually the cheapest ones (like forestry commision or B.L.M. or Corps. of Engineers) don't have wi-fi. A huge amount of other c/g's have free wi-fi (in our 4 month trip we never paid for wi-fi) We used to ask if they have it included in rent before we booked in. A lot of towns have free community wi-fi, I think every library in the country has it free.
    We did consider a dongle but it does not cover all areas.
    there are lots of unprotected connections available from places like hotels, and of course Mc.donalds.
    Nigel & Pamala
     
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    We found wifi almost everywhere, off site, and most sites we used had wifi for sale or free. This was in New England.
     
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    WiFi in the USA?

    We took a Hawking signal booster with us which helped, we found Wendy's very good for a signal. bambi 2
     
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    Hi'ya all, as they say. It depends if you are travelling or staying on a site (most have it free or something like a dollar).

    During 5 weeks travelling we only had one night without wifi in Alabama, Louisiana, Florida, Tennessee and Texas.:thumb:

    Use McD and other outlets if you are after just picking up your mail, but we slingboxed our evening TV entertainment with little problem:Wink:

    As Bambi 2 said a Hawkins signal booster can help.

    Have a good trip

    Richard
     
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