I am hoping to use my trailer more regularly if I can figure out how to make sure I have internet access so I can work. Has anyone wired their camper to access either free or paid cellular/wifi effectively? When we have stayed in campgrounds I was unable to use either cellular or the free wifi provided by the campground. It seems the aluminum shell does a great job of filtering all those pesky electronic signals - great for peace, but bad for working. Any suggestions are appreciated.
Do some research on RV WiFi extenders and boosters. They work well if the original signal is satisfactory. Many campgrounds do not provide that. Also, trees, mountains and other obstructions further limit what you can receive.
So, you first need to receive a signal. Parking with a clear line of sight to the campground WiFi source will help. If your cell phone can't acquire a signal outside, you're pretty much out of luck there.
I wonder if its more location than the aluminum skins interfering.
I wonder if the phone / hot spot thing might work from a window location or, if you have a plastic roof vent, figure out a way to hold it up by the screen on the vent. Should receive just fine through the plastic vent? We can get wifi at the campground in our li'l TD style camper as long as the door is open and your holding your mouth right, but we don't have screen doors... Hard to get signals through our aluminum boxes.
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No experience but with these but with boaters with steel hulls it is quite common to use a combo mobile hot spot/wireless router. Place it near a window or outside. Some can connect to an external antenna which will make a big difference.
Metal boats and campers are pretty good Faraday cages and block the signal.