Before I go any further I should probably clarify what a caravan WiFi is. Simply put, a caravan or motorhome with a wireless Internet connection is quite simply a vehicle that has all the comforts of home, in addition to a small network of potential friends and relatives – plus a roof to keep them off the ground. So, with a caravan WiFi, not only can you use the Internet but you can also use the facilities and entertainment available on board the RV. In short, with an RV laptop or portable computer, you can stay connected to the world around you in any way you choose to.
Caravan WiFi boosters ensure this versatile connectivity. What they do is harness the power of existing cellular or wireless Internet devices and expand them across the wide range of frequencies available in the RV community. Such a WiFi booster ensures you’re always ready. As, of course, remember: when you arrive at your campsite and unfortunately, there is no good signal, it’s usually too late to look for a WiFi hotspot and get on a wireless connection.
Fortunately, there are now other means to access the Internet on your caravan through a SIM card, or mobile broadband dongle. These days, there are two types of mobile broadband dongle to choose from; one is the USB powered Dongle and the other is the Bluetooth enabled Smart Device. Which one you pick will depend on your purpose and the size of your RV. You may be concerned about the cost of such a device. Indeed, most manufacturers offer a two-month free trial period on most new products which gives you the opportunity to try out the mobile broadband dongle before you buy.
As a frequent traveler, you are probably used to having many outlets for outlets; perhaps more than in your own home or office. Caravan microwaves, computers, VCRs, DVD players – all of these items need power in order to work properly. This is another reason why a portable hotspot should be on your list of accessories to purchase for your caravan. With such a wireless linkup you can stay connected to the Internet no matter where you are in the vast Australian countryside or even on an island in the pacific.
There is another advantage to a mobile Wi-Fi router. If you travel light, particularly on a caravan, then adding a wireless Internet connection to your equipment can be a real money saver. Not only do you not need wires to run between the computer and the internal antenna, but the power of a mobile Wi-Fi router is directly in line with the battery saving you on long wire trips. This is especially important if you live in an RV or campground where power is erratic and unreliable.
The final type of device that will allow you to get the most out of your campsite internet connection is a repeater. A repeater acts as a connector between your laptop and your portable broadband device such as a USB device. This will enable both devices to use the same network and boost reception dramatically. Depending on how many devices you have, and whether you use a laptop or a mobile device, this can be the best options to invest in. There is no need to be tied down by cables as these can be unplugged and moved around when you want to use other locations in your caravan.