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Get Better Wi-Fi While Your RV Camping

Posted by Davis Lakes on Mar 10, 2015 11:30:00 AM

bad_wifiNow of days, many of us love to keep connected to the Internet, even when we’re roaming around in our RVs. It can be great when the full service rv campground you’re visiting has Wi-Fi, but getting reception is notoriously lousy.

The Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) regulations require Wi-Fi signals be transmitted at low power. As a result, getting a decent Wi-Fi signal can be difficult. On top of that, objects such as walls, buildings, trees and even your big metal RV, can block the signal. Usually, the itty bitty antennas built into your laptops, tablets and phones are just not strong enough to pick up that sort of weak Wi-Fi.

One solution is to use a Wi-Fi Reception Booster (a.k.a. Signal Amplifier, Signal Booster, or Wi-Fi Antenna.) These little gadgets are fairly inexpensive and are easy to install. Generally they hook into your usb port and come with a long cable so you can position it in the spot that receives the strongest signal. (Usually a window facing towards the Wi-Fi Transmitter at the RV Park)

Though we haven’t tried these ourselves, a few worth checking out, that had great reviews were:

BearExtender Wi-Fi Booster and Range Extender
Alfa High Gain USB Wireless Long Range Wi-Fi Network Adapter
C. Crane Versa USB Wi-Fi Adapter.

If you’ve found a great booster gadget of your own while your visiting rv parks, let us know in the comments section!

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