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Old 01-01-2019, 03:30 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by kenfconnor View Post
Most any low cost router should handle that. If you are a costco member they normally have several such as Netgear.

A 'low cost' router will work fine if your internet source is cable or DSL.

In order to do what the OP wants, you must have a router that will need to be capable of WIFI AS WAN or failover support for a USB hotspot, modem or a router that has USB support built into the firmware. There are a few here and there. But expensive.

So far none of these are low cost, but us who are into the tech world, are hoping it comes soon I have not looked in a while so its possible you can find one on the cheap, but I haven't seen one. The cradle point routers are usually north of $200 but extremely worth it and would accomplish what the OP wants to do.

I'm considering it myself. I have an older CTR35 that would work. I just have not tried it yet. As I would like to plug in my DVD player to use the smart features. But it means I have to take-apart the cabinet to plug in a network cable

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Old 01-02-2019, 09:48 AM   #16
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As you well know there are many solutions, and many of them are a complete rip off for what you're getting. To use wifi effectively you're only looking for a device that bridges the wifi network inside your trailer. I've worked with 802.11a/b/g/n for many years, don't waste your money on items like wifi ranger, etc.

There are some tweeks you can do to a system like this when it's installed. IE. No reason to transmit your LAN wifi inside your trailer at 1Watt, it's a really small and fairly shielded space inside an airstream.

Feel free to PM me if you have questions on installation options. There's lots of space behind the refrigerator, and good access to the roof via the vent.

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Old 01-02-2019, 09:58 AM   #17
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As an I.T. professional who likes camping, I've tried a variety of products. I still have an early WiFi Ranger setup and that's the easiest for a good campground wifi signal but my goto now is a MoFi Networks SIM-card compatible router. It's a bit more involved than Netgear/Belkin/Linksys/etc. products but if you spend some time getting familiar it's pretty powerful. It can piggyback onto existing wifi connections and distribute its own private network as well as working with SIM cards. I have an AT&T card in mine and I've also deployed a few for clients with T-mobile. I have no affiliation with MoFi, all the products I've used I've paid for.
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Old 01-02-2019, 12:10 PM   #18
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Here is a good tutorial that may be of use.
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Old 01-02-2019, 02:37 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by jgperrin View Post
Looking for recommendations on a small router I could add to our Globetrotter to have WiFi permanently.

You should check out this forum thread:

In particular look at the last few posts for updated info on Airstream Connect and Posts 61 and 73.



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