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Old 04-12-2024, 06:01 PM   #1
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Hello and question about Wifi

Hello fellow adventurers! My husband and I are newbys to RV travel, and are out at the Grand Canyon on our shake down of our 2023 International 25FB.

We brought our Verizon Wifi with us, and it works for our phones, but we can not get the Connexx TVs to recognize our wifi. Is the TV wifi enabled?

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Old 04-12-2024, 06:19 PM   #2
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I could be wrong, but I believe Airstream only started installing smart TVs in the 2024 model year trailers. If I’m right, your TV is not a smart TV and it would have no WiFi capability.

We replaced our lounge TV with a smart TV, and use a Roku with the bedroom TV.

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Old 04-12-2024, 06:58 PM   #3
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The Connexx TV in our 2023 doesn't have wifi. It's just a basic HD TV. Like AirstreamJim, we use a Roku stick and connect the stick to wifi. You could also connect a laptop or tablet to the TV using an HDMI cable and then stream from the laptop or tablet.
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Old 04-12-2024, 08:03 PM   #4
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Hi CheriMc and welcome to the forum! What an awesome place for a shake down!

I have a 2023 Int'l with the Connexx TVs and they do NOT connect to wifi. I dont have Roku. I connect my phone to the HDMI port. Dont know about Android, but if you have iphones, you need the Apple lightning to HDMI adapter for it to work.
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Old 04-13-2024, 06:18 AM   #5
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We have a 2023 with the Conexx TV. It is not a smart TV. You can buy a Roku to gain Smart functionality, or, like we did, buy a new TV. We bought a Samsung, 4k, slightly larger TV, and the picture is night and day better than the Conexx.i do not believe the Conexx was even HD.
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Old 04-13-2024, 06:33 AM   #6
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Going to need another device. Apple TV. Roku. Phone.

Got a 2023. I hate when I am one year off of a new feature.
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Old 04-13-2024, 09:07 AM   #7
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I use a roku device….works great with either a iPhone or Samsung phone….i tried other methods , but using my existing unlimited data plan on my phones is the best way to go.
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Old 04-13-2024, 09:13 AM   #8
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Roku stick...Amazon...they work great. By the way, also consider an antenna to help amplify your cell signal. We use the WeBoost RV Destination set up. Takes a 1/2Bar signal to 4-5 bars in most areas. Been using now for 2 years and very happy with coverage for both TV and cell. We use our phones for hotspots.
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What smart TV's are in the 2024 models?
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Old 04-13-2024, 09:43 AM   #10
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So you’re at the Grand Canyon and you’re watching TV??!!
Don’t worry about shaking down the trailer, give your head a shake and get outside!!
Worry about the TV connecting at home, or better yet take it out!!
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Old 04-13-2024, 09:46 AM   #11
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Hello fellow adventurers! My husband and I are newbys to RV travel, and are out at the Grand Canyon on our shake down of our 2023 International 25FB.

We brought our Verizon Wifi with us, and it works for our phones, but we can not get the Connexx TVs to recognize our wifi. Is the TV wifi enabled?

Thank you!
You probably need a smart device to use with your tv. (We have a 2023 International 23FBT) I have tried Apple TV, Roku and Fire. I would probably say Roku is the easiest to use, but is problematic using the Bluetooth with the Clarion stereo, Apple and fire are probably a close second, but Fire TV is slow to respond which drives me insane ( a very short trip). I am curious how your Verizon Wi-Fi works long term out west. We used a T-Mobile 5G Home Internet for 3 months in Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Tennessee, staying at least probably 20 different state and national campgrounds, and a Cracker Barrel. The only place we couldn’t watch TV using our T-mobile was in the mountains of Tennessee, where I couldn’t make a phone call using Verizon or AT&T. Unfortunately, as UNC Tar Heel fans that was the night of the last game of the year.

I am really curious, as we are heading west in August to go places far from civilization, and I am pretty sure I need Star Link for that trip. I have my trailer wired for it but haven’t bought the dish and receiver yet.

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Old 04-13-2024, 11:20 AM   #12
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We have a 2023 with the Conexx TV. It is not a smart TV. You can buy a Roku to gain Smart functionality, or, like we did, buy a new TV. We bought a Samsung, 4k, slightly larger TV, and the picture is night and day better than the Conexx.i do not believe the Conexx was even HD.
What model did you get? I need another item for our upgrade list.
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Old 04-13-2024, 11:29 AM   #13
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I am really curious, as we are heading west in August to go places far from civilization, and I am pretty sure I need Star Link for that trip. I have my trailer wired for it but haven’t bought the dish and receiver yet.

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In our experience Starlink works great out west, except in areas where there are lots of trees. If you need internet, cell coverage can be spotty. A booster or cell antenna/modem can be helpful but never as consistent as Starlink.
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What model did you get? I need another item for our upgrade list.
It depends what size you need. We have the 23FBT, so our camper came with the 24” convex. The Samsung we upgraded to was a 27” smart monitor, since there are zero TVs that met my requirements of 27”, 4k, vesa mount, and remote control. So, if you need a 27”, this is the model :
27" M70C Smart Monitor 4K UHD with Streaming TV USB-C and Ergonomic Stand
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We have adopted using our tablet to stream video using wifi and the TV for DVDs and broadcast only.
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Old 04-14-2024, 09:34 AM   #16
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It depends what size you need. We have the 23FBT, so our camper came with the 24” convex. The Samsung we upgraded to was a 27” smart monitor, since there are zero TVs that met my requirements of 27”, 4k, vesa mount, and remote control. So, if you need a 27”, this is the model :
27" M70C Smart Monitor 4K UHD with Streaming TV USB-C and Ergonomic Stand
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Thanks, I think ours is a 24", but our trailer is still in JC for repairs, so I can't run out and check (it would be a very long run). Do you power it off the inverter?
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Old 04-14-2024, 10:31 AM   #17
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Unrelated but …
You’ll love Grand Canyon! Hopefully you got a spot in the campground. An elk herd commonly wanders through at dusk. Sometimes the bull comes with. Huge deer frequent the cg at night - I know because my wife went out late and screamed when she happened on a big buck right outside. Big horn sheep along the rim. Sunset walk to the rim every night.

We stayed 5 nights and it didn’t get old!
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We have installed a Peplink MAX-BR2-Pro dual 5G v62 modem router in both trailers. The 11" in diameter antenna is on the roof with 11 wires going to it. It creates 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz WiFi both inside the trailer and outside. We have a Starlink device associated with each trailer. The 2TB cell data plan is tied to the Peplink FusionSIM which is capable of auto selection of AT&T, T-Mobile or Verizon to get the best signal where we happen to be. The GPS gives me a track of the trailer movement, so when it its in storage, if "borrowed", I would have a good chance of tracking and recovery.

Thus a Roku device mounted on the TV can stream the same content that we have a home on Roku using the same technology.

An undocumented feature of smart TVs is that they are listening all the time to every conversation within earshot. Don't believe that you need a special catch phrase for Big Brother to be listening.

Just saying....
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It seems that Roku is the way to go, without replacing the TV. Thank you!
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We need to use one of your suggestions. Thank you!
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