When spending time outdoors, it’s important to take advantage of the beautiful nature around you. But for many campers, being able to connect to a viable internet connection when they need it is vital.
With remote work being so popular, often people are checking in and having meetings during their downtime while vacationing. That, along with leisure time, posting about your adventure, and much more, make staying connected an important part of travel.
For these reasons, having a strong Wi-Fi signal is something that is setting RV parks and campgrounds apart from the pack these days. But for those that have traditional systems installed, it can be extremely difficult to offer a signal that will make all campers happy.
How to Improve RV Park and Campground Wi-Fi
With a traditional RV park or campground Wi-Fi system, the signal can be expected to travel around 300 feet. This is very dependent on park and setup, but there are so many obstacles that can get in the way in an RV park or campground, and this is usually going to be the range of strongest coverage.
Unfortunately, this means that you need to be very close to the source of the signal if you are going to be able to use it efficiently for a meeting or to stream anything. With RV parks and campgrounds being spread out over any number of acres, you can easily be stationed somewhere that gets very low or no signal.
When a traditional installation is involved, the best way to improve the Wi-Fi signal at an RV park or campground is to use a Wi-Fi reception booster or antenna. These are easy to use and can simply plug into the USB port on your computer. Again, this is far from a perfect solution, as being closer to the transmitter is still what is going to get you the best signal.
Another option is of course to use your own hotspot through a cell phone. This is less appealing for many that have limited data plans, as you can go through the data extremely quickly when hotspotting – especially if multiple devices are connected. If you have an unlimited plan, this can work.
But even when hotspotting, certain areas of the country are going to be very remote and limit the coverage your cell provider may be able to offer through a hotspot.
Find an RV Park or Campground that Offers Broadband
For those that want to ensure that they will have high-speed internet when they are staying at an RV park or campground, there are parks that are ahead of the game. Those that install AccessParks 5G Broadband are able to offer their campers a guaranteed 25 Mbps per device and from 1,000 to 10,000 Mbps delivered to every park, no matter where they are located.
This is possible through fiber points-of-presence worldwide, meaning there is no need for expensive fiber installation to obtain a high-speed connection for the entire grounds. The solution is able to be installed in a property in 6-8 weeks and offers guaranteed broadband and high-speed access per device. There are up-time and active speed reporting interfaces installed to back it all up, and a 24/7 support line.
AccessParks currently serves some of the country’s major national parks, in addition to many RV parks and campgrounds. Overall, the system is currently available in over 1,000 outdoor venues.