WiFi on the road
Finding a good wifi connection while traveling is rarely easy and the vast majority of available hotspots are not that great. This is our approach to becoming self-sufficient when it comes to connectivity.
After a lot of research, I decided to go with SinglePoint Communications WiFi In Motion. A few emails and phone calls later, a new MAX Transit router and Roof Mount Antenna kit was enroute from Oregon. The friendly folks at SinglePoint were very easy to work with and provided answers to all of my questions without delay.
The MAX Transit router has been designed for harsh road conditions. Certifications include Shock and vibration resistance (EN 61373:2010), Railway Applications (EN 50155), and Electromagnetic Compatibility. Hopefully, our Airstream will not be putting these certifications to any real test.
MAX Transit provides simultaneous dual-band Wi-Fi over two independent networks that work together to maximize throughput. The entire setup is easily managed through InControl 2 cloud-based management where you can monitor celluar use, location, individual clients and pretty much anything else related to internet connectivity on the road.
According to Singlepoint marketing, installing the WiFi In Motion is a breeze. Just stow the router inside your vehicle, mount the antenna, and go. The go part may be a breeze but from the looks of it, stowing and mounting may require a little more effort.
Check back for a future post on the finished install and first impressions on our new connection.