I guess I’ll just call this “what’s in Erik’s brain today”, because I know how to solve it but lack the funds to do so right now. I have a Verizon card for work that has a 5 Gigabit limit per month so can’t use that. The parks that have either free or paid Wi-Fi have limitations where you reach an amount of data downloaded and it lowers the bandwidth available for you. This renders my Slingbox/Netflix/Vudu and other streaming technologies to maybe one or two shows and then the data stream will slow down reducing quality to unacceptable levels.
At least, this is how it works at our two favorite RV parks. I know I could get Satellite Internet service and problem solved to a point. I could pay for an unlimited data plan from AT&T or Verizon but those aren’t cost effective just to watch streaming movies and we plan on using those services during bad weather mostly.
We are spoiled however and I usually come up with something to solve technical issues and I suppose my Verizon card could suffice if we kept it to just a few movies. My Samsung TV has Internet apps built in so my Verizon card would be useless unless I traded it in for the MiFi or bought a router that can use the card for sharing but that wouldn’t be easy because it’s my companies card, not mine and I have a hard time using company equipment for personal use. I don’t use the company laptop for personal use either.
Another thing to mull over for camping this year. I’ll talk to my boss and see if he minds me using it for streaming/sharing and if he approves maybe I can chip in for a bigger data plan and if so, then I’ll buy the router that can use this card. Yeah, that sounds like a plan…