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movannernz
post Jan 2 2012, 10:29 PM
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Happy New Year to you all, hope you have many wonderful RV trips in 2012!

I am wondering how I go about getting Internet access on our 64 day motorhome trip. I am thinking I might as well bring my own laptop with me which is not Wi-fi enabled, someone has told me I will need an adapter. I use Skype at home in NZ, not for phone calls only video calls up to now but they do look cheap call rates.
Would appreciate some help on this matter.
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post Mar 19 2012, 10:31 PM
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Movannernz - I cannot believe your laptop does not have wifi. Starting about 10 years ago they are on about 100% of all laptops. If you laptop is older than 2002 you might consider upgrading it. I am sure you can find a USB plug in wifi adapter very cheap. If I still had one I would send it to you.

Once you get a computer that will work with wifi I would suggest you try to just use public and park wifi. Most airports, libraries, Starbucks, many McDonalds, and most commercial RV parks have free or nearly free wifi here in the States. You need a fairly fast connection to get Skype to work right. I have used Skype for years. You need a very fast connection to get Skype video phone to work.

You can get a wireless internet connection, but for just over two months public wifi should work for you. If it does not you can pop into a phone store or electronics store and get a wireless internet dongle.


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post Mar 22 2012, 11:37 PM
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QUOTE(RFCN2 @ Mar 20 2012, 05:31 PM) *

Movannernz - I cannot believe your laptop does not have wifi. Starting about 10 years ago they are on about 100% of all laptops. If you laptop is older than 2002 you might consider upgrading it. I am sure you can find a USB plug in wifi adapter very cheap. If I still had one I would send it to you.

Once you get a computer that will work with wifi I would suggest you try to just use public and park wifi. Most airports, libraries, Starbucks, many McDonalds, and most commercial RV parks have free or nearly free wifi here in the States. You need a fairly fast connection to get Skype to work right. I have used Skype for years. You need a very fast connection to get Skype video phone to work.

You can get a wireless internet connection, but for just over two months public wifi should work for you. If it does not you can pop into a phone store or electronics store and get a wireless internet dongle.


Thanks, RFCN2, took my computer in to where I bought it and they said that it is wifi, so that is all good. Only 5 weeks on Monday before we leave home so getting really excited about out trip now. I hear fuel is still going up in price which is not such good news though. Thanks Julie
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