Rural LTE Internet Access Tips and News

Rural people looking for better internet. Advice, tips, tricks, and troubleshooting for people in rural areas trying to get a stable internet connection when they have no options.

  • Getting WiFi to reach Camper
    by /u/TheShnoz0824 on July 1, 2022 at 4:27 am

    So my neighborhood just recently gained access to spectrum fiber internet, a product I am considering purchasing for my house. However, I also have a camper that I use when I travel for work, I'm more concerned currently with getting the internet from spectrum to reach my camper without having to pay 2 bills and find some location in the camper to run the fiber cable through (I'd rather not drill holes in the camper) The camper currently sits roughly 30-50 yards outside my front door, essentially its at the end of my driveway, does anyone here know if the wifi will reach the camper effectively if I had it installed in my house? Would a wifi range extender make the signal reach the camper if installed in my house? Ideally I would the internet to be just as fast and useful in the camper as it would in my house (I know this may be wishful thinking but that's the ultimate goal) while I'd like to get out spending as little money as possible obviously, cost isn't really an obstacle, that is to say if I have to spend a couple hundreds dollars on equipment to avoid having to pay 2 monthly bills and have fiber run into my camper I will. submitted by /u/TheShnoz0824 [link] [comments]

  • Has anyone tried kgi communications?
    by /u/CupofZ on June 30, 2022 at 12:08 am

    How reliable are they and are there speeds consistent? submitted by /u/CupofZ [link] [comments]

  • Fixed Wireless Internet Repair
    by /u/No-Tacos-940 on June 29, 2022 at 12:46 pm

    I have Nextlink Internet, it's a wireless internet service that uses a radio transceiver at my house aimed at a tower 4-5 miles away. Much like regular wifi, but for extended range. They offer 90's pricing, using 90's speeds and technologies. They're pretty much the only game in town. I pay $60+ for 10meg, unlimited data. 5 days ago, my internet went out and I called to report outage. I called everyday till yesterday to find out how my "remote recovery" was going. Last night they finally thru in the towel and said we can't figure out why yours isn't working and scheduled an appointment to replace the radio. I'm shocked to learn that they have a 3 week repair lead time. I'm in a rural area with hardly any cell service. We rely on Nextlink Internet for wifi calling. Unless we go outside, we have no cell service. It's a hardship on us. What is the typical wait time for a technician to come to your house? Is 3 weeks unreasonable? submitted by /u/No-Tacos-940 [link] [comments]

  • Has anyone used a Multi-WAN Router like the TP-Link ER605 with multiple connections?
    by /u/DansDrives on June 28, 2022 at 6:23 pm

    I'm currently running 3 Verizon home internet routers and 1 T-Mobile Home Internet router for my house and running various systems on each to get things done. I'm wondering if I can combine them all into this and use it as a load balancer, then use my Google Home Routers for Wifi. In Theory that would get me over 250Mbps, which would be pretty ideal, as well as fail over. I'm going to give it a shot and just see what happens, but I'd love to hear if someone has done it before. submitted by /u/DansDrives [link] [comments]

  • Best/affordable mobile hotspot plan?
    by /u/Spicy_Ramen11 on June 28, 2022 at 7:07 am

    Need to look into getting a mobile hotspot and a data plan than can hold up to 3 or 4 devices, trying to look into it myself but I'd appreciate some help in a good direction if possible submitted by /u/Spicy_Ramen11 [link] [comments]

  • Verizon hotspot with zigbee gear?
    by /u/rycolos on June 27, 2022 at 10:04 pm

    I just moved to a new construction home and Comcast is saying it'll be 2+ months until they run lines out to us. We have pretty decent Verizon and T-Mobile service (no Home Internet sadly) so I got a 8800L hotspot from Verizon with their 150GB plan. That should be enough for me to work from home. In the meantime, I would like to get some of my smart home stuff online like my Phillips Hue lights and my Aqara temperature sensors and switches. All of these go through Zigbee to their respective hubs and work without an internet connection. How would I go about connecting them to my network? Would tethering the 8800L to something like a GL.iNet Slate or Beryl work? Anything I'm missing here? submitted by /u/rycolos [link] [comments]

  • PairVPN (Update)
    by /u/WhiteManRequis on June 27, 2022 at 4:33 pm

    So over the past month or so i’ve posted quite a bit on hotspot usage and pairvpn, since it’s my only source of good internet. My billing period reset yesterday, so I have a few quick questions. Is PairVPN really worth it if i’m gaming 3-4 hours a night? I also want to make sure people that use AT&T and run PairVPN can confirm that it truly hides hotspot usage. If anybody can answer these questions I would once again really appreciate it. submitted by /u/WhiteManRequis [link] [comments]

  • They're bad but which is a better option?
    by /u/HttpsWynnie on June 27, 2022 at 8:47 am

    I live way out here in AZ and currently have HughesNet with 3.69down & 3.21up right now. I have been researching what's a good switch for a better internet. Unless there is a universe I have not searched on- I believe these are all my options. Xtream Mediacom (Very bad reviews) Viasat (Bad reviews & Expensive) Phoenix Internet (Very bad reviews & 25 is the highest you can get?) Ultra Home Internet (Can't see any reviews & it's $80 for 50GB?) I'm debating whether I am stuck to HughesNet or is there a better way to do this. I cannot play my mobile games (like CODM) with this wifi & there are like 4 of us using the wifi. Just wondering do you guys have any experience with these names & what do you think is better? submitted by /u/HttpsWynnie [link] [comments]

  • question about hotspots
    by /u/iiiDizzy on June 27, 2022 at 2:49 am

    I stay in the dorms of a federal trade school and I stay on center all day everyday (I'm physically not allowed to leave). Im getting my laptop sent over soon and want to use wifi with it to use discord, image sharing and browsing, and surfing the web but I dont want to use the wifi the school provides... For hopefully obvious reasons Does anyone know of any portable hotspot boxes with an unlimited data plan in the San Diego CA area? submitted by /u/iiiDizzy [link] [comments]

  • Does great ATT 5G service translate to decent hotspot speeds?
    by /u/HeadFullOfStardust on June 26, 2022 at 9:16 pm

    We are moving in a few months to a location with no options other than satellite or hotspot. We have great ATT 5G cell service there and I’m guessing this is our best option? We have been on the Starlink waitlist since they opened the waitlist and there’s coverage one cell over from where we will be. When we changed our address to the new one in our Starlink profile it went from mid 2022 to 2023, so I guess maybe it bumped us down the list. Would you try ATT (we do own a business so could go with a business account and currently have ATT phones and internet) or would you try Starlink RV? I work from home and need to be able to do WebEx meetings, and other than that, the only other need is basic internet and streaming for the TV. We like gaming but won’t be crushed if we can’t play online anymore. Advice? submitted by /u/HeadFullOfStardust [link] [comments]

  • Need help and info on increasing speeds with TMHI (T-Mobile)
    by /u/Hunter_Herring on June 24, 2022 at 10:56 pm

    I’m moving currently and we are moving into a cabin about 150-200 yards behind our house. I get 10-12 mbps down and about .85 mbps up and I was wondering if this could be because I was being deprioritized at the time of testing. I also want to know if anybody else only gets 4g signal and how fast your speeds are so I can gauge about what mine would be as this is my current signal strength. The cabin is in a slight valley but not too terrible so I expect signal to be similar. I’m thinking about adding an antenna and hoping this would increase my speeds enough to matter. Any info or advice is greatly appreciated. Edit: Grammar submitted by /u/Hunter_Herring [link] [comments]

  • Unlimited 5G Options ? - AT&T network coverage only
    by /u/No_Bit_1456 on June 23, 2022 at 6:43 am

    Hey guys, so as the headline says. I'm looking for something that can be a 3rd party solution or provider. I only have really good service from AT&T for my mobile phone. I do not have great coverage from any other provider. Is there a 3rd party unlimited service I can use that supports 5G? submitted by /u/No_Bit_1456 [link] [comments]

  • ATT Hotspot bothering me, looking for other options
    by /u/Rena-Shi on June 23, 2022 at 4:22 am

    Hello, I live in an extremely rural area with little to no internet providers (Besides Hughsnet and Viasat) and I've recently tried to use ATT Wireless for the past 2 months (Unlimited/Hotspot) and so far its been the worst internet I've ever had, being excessively slow for the price I pay for (never gets above 3 mb down and upload speed is abismol, sometimes it doesnt even register as on the internet) (95$) so I want to try to find maybe another hotspot or wireless thing I can work with Starlink is excessively expensive for what I can afford and I dont know what to turn too. submitted by /u/Rena-Shi [link] [comments]

  • BFE Arizona with AT&T, Waveform 4x4 Antenna, Sierra Wireless EM9191, and a WRT1900ACS
    by /u/epicdistraction on June 22, 2022 at 3:29 pm

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  • Should I wait it out for starlink or should I try to find a good cell phone plan?
    by /u/97chris1 on June 22, 2022 at 12:57 am

    So I live in an area where Cell Phone signal is very weak but we have a Signal booster that connects to the Nearest tower about 7 miles away, this is probably the closest Cell Phone tower to us, Verizon has no towers around us and does not work at all. Starlink wont be in our area until 2023. We currently have a Plan with a local company that gives us 20 down/4 up via a Dish that connects to their tower somewhere in the City and it works fine, has low ping, unlimited data but it gets slow at times. I'm looking to find something faster. Should I try to find a good plan that uses cell phone towers or should I just wait it out for starlink? submitted by /u/97chris1 [link] [comments]

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