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The Biggest Problem with Internet for RVers, And How You Can Fix It

The Biggest Problem with Internet for RVers, And How You Can Fix It

As you plan on hitting the road, the biggest challenge you are likely to face involves staying connected to the Internet. RV Internet is an essential requirement for RVers, more so when you have to work online. Your ability to connect to the Internet is a crucial determining factor in becoming a full-time RVer.

Luckily, Nomad Internet provides different Internet access options for RVers. Our solutions are customized specifically to meet your needs to hit the road. We empower you to roam around while not giving up on your Internet connection.

But there are times when the RV Internet does not just work fine. When you find yourself in such a situation, you can take a series of mitigation steps to get everything working fine. Keep reading to learn how best to resolve various RV Internet problems.

#1: Wi-Fi signal too weak

You may notice that your Wi-Fi signals are weak in some parts of the RV, making it hard for you to get a stable Internet connection. The weak signals issue may be more prominent if you try to connect to the Wi-Fi outside the RV.

This problem mostly happens because the installed router cannot transmit the Wi-Fi signals to a further distance. A router typically covers a distance of 5 to 10 meters and is often impeded by a blockage of some kind.

If you have a good reception closer to the router but weaken when a bit far from it, the device is the problem. In this case, you solve the issue by getting a high-range router that would allow you access from a far distance.

#2: My Internet is slow

Slow Internet can be frustrating. The last thing you want to do is sit for hours as you wait to upload that necessary file to your colleagues. Thus, it can be understandable why you keep on calling your ISP over the degraded connection.

When struggling with a slow RV Internet, you need first to find out what the cause is. Probably, it may be an issue with the router as described above. In other cases, it might be something to do with your subscription package.

You can ask your ISP to have a look at your router to determine where the problem is. If that is the problem, you will be advised on the best router to buy. Also, you may want to make sure that you are not on a capped package.

#3: RV is blocking signals from getting Inside

Depending on the type of Internet installation done, you may find that there are times when signals do not get into your RV. That might happen because the RV keeps blocking these signals. Materials such as fiberglass and aluminum are known to degrade signal quality.

One way to overcome this problem is to install a radio receiver on top of the RV. A cable then runs from the receiver to a router within the RV to spread out these signals.

  • IL

    Three good ideas on how to improve the quality of Wi-Fi inside the RT. I especially liked the third idea, with the possibility of installing the antenna and the router itself in different places. The antenna can really be taken out to the roof, and the router itself can be placed inside. It’s good that recommendations are given to put the router away from aluminum and fiberglass things. It turns out that these substances block the Wi-Fi signal.

  • AN
    Ana Rys

    Thank you for these tips! The slow internet is always frustrating, as the author stated. The bad experience can spoil the whole trip and you may not get any good memories of it. It’s great that there are ways of improving the signal without paying additional money. Special thanks for explaining why each problem may appear. I didn’t know that routers in RVs can cover only 5-10 meters.

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