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Internet for nomads

The internet is a lifeline for 'dwellers but it not always available in the ways it is for sedentary folk. There are two major challenges:

  1. intermittency - the nomad will sometimes be completely out of range of internet access. i.e. no wifi or mobile data available.
  2. limited bandwidth - there is internet access but it is dodgy or very congested, as in an RV park or when shooting long distances to an open wifi access.
  3. security - know what is safe and what is not
  4. expense - mobile data is $$$ compared to residential broadband

WiFi

extending your reach

commercial extenders

DIY extenders

better wifi adapters

mobile data

Mobile (or “cell” data) is the internet access provided by mobile telecomm networks.

Often you can buy data at cheaper rates. Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO) are resellers who buy excess capacity from major networks and sell it to customers at reduced prices. Examples: Boost (Sprint network), U.S. Mobile (Verizon network) and many others.

If you want to find an MVNO for your preferred network, search for “verizon mvno”, “T-mobile mvno”, etc.

communication/internet.txt · Last modified: 2019/10/21 20:36 by frater_secessus