June 17, 2007
Filed under Trailer Gear
In fact, even if you don’t want to maintain a mobile office while traveling, the Internet Age allows you to send and receive daily e-mail (not to mention Web surfing) between friends, loved ones or business associates.The only drawback has been availability: To enjoy the perks of mobile communication, RVers have historically had to camp at a park equipped with a wireless network or spend a sizable amount of money outfitting their rigs with satellite systems. Wireless fidelity (WiFi) bandwidth tends to be rather limited, and the uplink can be costly, but it sure beats standard dial-up modem access. Of course, you had to be parked.
But times are changing, and there’s now an alternative: Installing a Kyocera KR1 Mobile Router in your RV, coupled with the company’s KPC650 PC card tied into Verizon’s BroadbandAccess system along with a SmoothTalker signal booster box. This mix results in high-speed wireless access via cellular technology virtually anywhere — with typical download speeds of 300 KBPS to 500 KBPS. In fact, our tests actually approached 700 KBPS download speeds while Web surfing. Download the RV Cybercafe pdf to learn more about this WiFi system.