In essence, what device would provide me with the ability to grab a "sign-in-hotspot-connection" and transmit it inside my rv for 3-5 devices? Or..."what would allow my family to connect to a hotspot that I don't have line of sight for out my window, but do on the roof?"
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Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 20:47 Post subject:
I've installed a cheap buffalo router with DD-Wrt firmware into a 14 db gain flat panel antenna and set it up in repeater mode. It seems to work quite well; I was at an RV park in western Nebraska overnight that didn't have WiFi, and pointed it at the large chain motel across the interstate. It worked pretty well!
Yes, I can connect multiple devices to my repeater and they all share the same connection. Usually only the first device needs to sign in.
Keep in mind that many RV parks (and other shared 'free' internet connections) have a limited bandwidth connection to the internet; general web surfing and e-mail will work fine, but you probably should not try to stream video.