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Old 03-05-2018, 01:40 PM   #21
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Wow... I just needed an RJ45 to WiFi adapter to connect to our signal at home... what are you all talking about??!! LOL
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Thanks Gary.

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At the time, AT&T was only interested in selling ANOTHER device and charge ANOTHER fee. Curious if that's now changed.....
I seriously doubt AT&T's business model has changed any...

That's why their logo is STILL referred to as the "Deathstar", as in death of your wallet...
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Old 03-05-2018, 02:38 PM   #23
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Wow... I just needed an RJ45 to WiFi adapter to connect to our signal at home... what are you all talking about??!! LOL


That works great.....as long as you never leave your driveway!
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Old 03-05-2018, 02:51 PM   #24
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To specifically answer your question. What I bought was a data only plan for my HotSpot. The HotSpot was 1 cent. Yes I had to add the data only hotspot to my account.
Thanks Gary.

That's interesting. I'm actually saving $40/month by switching to Verizon, and that includes the monthly cost of a brand new iPhoneX! I think you're the first person I've heard of where an apples-to-apples comparison between AT&T and Verizon has AT&T coming in at a lower total cost. As rmkrum said, AT&T's business model seems to be "death to your wallet"......
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WiFi??

I have used my appletv when boondocking with no cell coverage. I linked it to a hotspot and also attached my iPhone to it. I was pleasantly surprised that I could mirror and play per recorded movies from the phone to my TV.
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AT&T vs. Verizon

You are right, I compared on paper my needs and both companies products and plans. In my family we have 4 iPhones; 1 iPad with data and 1 Mobile Wifi unit. Before one can switch, you have to look at where each of your current devices are from a "Monthly Lease Stand Point". You have to look at what the equipment deal for the day is based on your life style and needs.

Then I went into Verizon first. I attempted to just get a data plan for a wifi device. The price was way to high. I looked at one new phone and a wifi device. Still very high considering. Then all my lines and phones, ridiculously high. On to specials. I gave up.

I then went to my AT&T store when I have service now. I did the same experiment. It took a while because all carriers have a crazy way of explaining their programs.
End up I got a new iPhone for my son, a new iPad with data for my wife and a mobile hotspot that captured the data signal better then any phone. The entire monthly bill was slightly higher then my past month. However I also got unlimited data, unlimited text, unlimited plan to plan calls. What I lost was my ability to use any of the phones as a hotspot. I could have gotten that but the price went way up. So my mobile hotspot handles 8 devises.

To clarify another point, when I am in a RV park with WiFi, I use the parks WiFi with my Apple TV unless it is usually awful which it is. I don't care where the signal comes from, I just need it strong enough to work.

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That's interesting. I'm actually saving $40/month by switching to Verizon, and that includes the monthly cost of a brand new iPhoneX! I think you're the first person I've heard of where an apples-to-apples comparison between AT&T and Verizon has AT&T coming in at a lower total cost. As rmkrum said, AT&T's business model seems to be "death to your wallet"......
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Sounds to me like you could benefit from a look at the Mobile Internet Resource Center. There is a book with oodles of info written so I could understand, lots of videos, equipment testing and online education. You can also find on Youtube. Search for Technomadia.
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https://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-Route...%2Brouter&th=1

$25

If you're a geek like me, opt for the open source version with DDWRT for $45.
Went ahead and ordered this today... for the price

I was tempted to just get the WiFi Ranger SkyPro Pack from WiFiRanger but we just do not need to make that expense for now... when we retire and start hitting the road more often we will look at what is available then...

Thank you all!!
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AppleTV worked like a charm!

Connected to one of the HDMI input ports in the HDMI switch and done!
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Old 08-13-2018, 02:43 AM   #30
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Correct.

The easy solution is to install a WiFi router w/ switch. Plug a switch port into the BlueRay player and either "borrow" local WiFi or set up a hotspot with your cell phone. Done.

I won't go into the sensitive topic of "should we have to do this"......
How do I remove the blue ray player to access the hdmi cable to the tv's?
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How do I remove the blue ray player to access the hdmi cable to the tv's?
You just unscrew the wooden box holding the blue ray player and the whole thing comes out. I just got rid of the Blueray player which frees up quite a bit of that cabinet. If you wanted to keep it, though, you would add a hdmi switcher to the hdmi feed coming into the 2way hdmi splitter from the Blueray player. We never watch TV in the bedroom so I removed the splitter (and that TV) as well but that’s just us.

We feed the HDMI with either an iPhone (with downloaded content) or occasionally an Apple TV when we have a good enough signal to stream. With the iPhone I use the official lightning to HDMI dongle. Beware of 3rd party dongles, many have reported them not working on all content.
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Our 2018 are not WiFi enabled for the blue ray player that comes with it??? Only network option that I see in the menu is wired network.

?????

Can someone confirm before I go but looking for the way to make it work.
I recently had JC install an Airstream Connected in my 2018 Flying Cloud. Yesterday I went to try and set up the Google Chromecast to the AS Connected WiFi but I was not able to make the connection. Any idea what may be causing the issue? Also, I have a 2nd or 3rd generation Apple TV would I be any better off trying to use that instead? Thanks.
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