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    How do I get decent wi fi in stationary RV?

    I live in an RV in an RV campground that provides a spotty wifi service. I'd rather spend a monthly fee and have reliable and somewhat speedy internet than continue with this
    farce. I've been told that AT&T's U-Verse service comes here. I'm also aware that a
    cell phone (the only kind of phone we have) can act as a conduit to internet reception.
    I'm not familiar with the cell phone technology (WAY behind the times on that one) but
    we have a router, two laptops and one desktop. Laptops run Vista and my desktop runs Win 7 64 bit. Can anyone steer me in the right direction?

    Thanks!
    Art
    www.artsdigitalphoto.com

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    Now what I recommend in that situation is a wireless card with a remote antenna for the desktop.

    EXAMPLE:
    http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-6521...l-antenna.html

    That way you can set the antenna in a window and get away from the RV sides stopping the signal.

    That help a RVer in San Francisco area in the couple years.

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    An EXAMPLE USB nic for the laptop.

    http://www.kaboodle.com/reviews/hiro...direction-2dbi

    Also, check out the USB extensio with this nic.
    http://www.amazon.com/External-Anten.../dp/B0037G2BMY

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    It may be different over there, but be very careful about using a cellphone as a modem. A lot of the carriers over here don't like you doing it, and it can be astronomically expensive.

    On the other hand if your cellphone providers do a 3G USB dongle that can be quite a reasonably good way of getting internet access.
    Nick.

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    Found this.

    AT&T LaptopConnect Customers:
    LaptopConnect customers with DataConnect service plans of $59.99 per month or higher. Learn more at: http://www.wireless.att.com/cell-pho...nect-plans.jsp

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