Best Options for Motorhome Wi-Fi & Internet Access
Wi-Fi and internet access on the road are a must these days in our 21st-century world where our entertainment, news sources, and even the ability to talk to our loved ones rely on internet access.
Being on the open road using nothing but your mobile phone’s cellular plan can quickly deplete the allocated data in said mobile plan. Not only that but if you are also looking to use alternative devices such as laptops and streaming devices connected to your computer and tablets, using a hotspot on your phone to provide an internet connection each time can become quite time-consuming and tedious, and will once again drain the data on your mobile phone plan.
Thankfully a solution for this problem has been created thanks to mobile phone carriers who are now offering hotspot devices and SIM data plans, these devices rely on battery power to run and can be charged by a simple USB cable. An internet connection is provided via the 4G LTE network with some now offering 5G solutions for an even faster and more reliable internet connection. Often these devices do not cost anything to purchase, however you pay a monthly fee on a contract and will be allocated data to be able to use each month.
The upside to these products is that they will give you a dedicated internet connection that runs on battery life, therefore meaning that you can run this in remote areas provided the hotspot box has enough charge. Not only that but because this is your own private Wi-Fi, you will not struggle with a lack of speed due to other people on the same campsite being connected to the internet provided by the campsite (if they offer this service), the devices can also have multiple users connected at the same time and are small meaning they can be tucked away quietly.
The downside to the products is that they run on the same signal your phone’s SIM card will run from, therefore if you find yourself in an area where the signal is poor, you will be without internet/experience slow internet.
These devices are small but powerful and there is a handful on the market with many companies such as EE creating their own device and offering SIM card deals with monthly tariffs to keep you connected on the road.
When comparing these devices, it is important to note the maximum connection speed on offer, the advertised battery life, and how many devices can connect.
- 10 devices
- Up to 150mbps download speed
- Battery life – 6 hours of use
Vodafone’s RG219 is a great option for anyone looking for a starter device, there are various deals online whereby it comes pre-loaded with data, once this data has run out a monthly SIM card would need to be bought to continue using the data.
It is small but powerful offering up to 150mbps speeds with 6-hour battery life to ensure you can enjoy your favourite TV shows in the evenings and browse the internet as you please.