Nov 212016
 
Winegard ConnecT WF1 WiFi Extender for RVs

by Jim Guld Winegard is taking their extensive knowledge of TV antenna technology to the WiFi frequencies with the new RV Internet WiFi Extender they named ConnecT. They provided us with a pre-release model to test and we put it thru its paces at an RV park and parked in a friend’s yard. What is [Click for the rest …]

#97 Living the RV Dream

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Oct 272016
 
#97 Living the RV Dream

Show Notes for Members below Not a member? Join here. This episode covers: Tip o Week: Setting an Alarm Beginner’s Lesson: About RVing! Interview John & Kathy Huggins, LivingTheRVDream.com Interview Eric and Tami Johnson, TechnoRV.com App o week: Ookla Speedtest, OpenSignal, Google Maps Download .pdf (you’ll see a Dropbox login, but you can just close [Click for the rest …]

Aug 022016
 
Reset Your Cellular Connection

If you believe your phone is not getting the best signal possible, you can “kick it” and force it to re-acquire its cell signal. This is like hanging up from a phone call with a bad connection. Then call back and you’ll most likely get a better connection. Not always, but often. You could reboot [Click for the rest …]

Apr 052016
 
Track your data usage

So many people ask us, “Why am I using so much data on my phone?” The built in data usage tools just don’t give me enough detailed information.  I looked for an app and found My Data Manager. I wanted to know exactly how much data was used by watching a 45 minute YouTube video. [Click for the rest …]

Internet on the Road: Then and Now

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Mar 102016
 
Internet on the Road: Then and Now

In celebration of our 100th issue of our newsletter, we’re looking back to the beginning. Our third newsletter – August 4, 2007 – featured an article “The #1 Best Thing to Improve your Wi-Fi Internet Connection.” If you read that article, you will see that surprisingly, not much has changed about improving your Wi-Fi connection. [Click for the rest …]

#72 How do I Connect to the Internet while Traveling? What Does This Button Do?

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Mar 072016
 
#72 How do I Connect to the Internet while Traveling?  What Does This Button Do?

Show Notes below This episode covers: Tip o Week: Using your Smartphone (Android or iPhone) as a WiFi Hotspot Beginner’s Lesson: Discussion of Mobile Internet options with Chris Dunphy and Cherie Ve Ard of RVMobileInternet.com Download .pdf (you’ll see a dropbox login, but you can just close it – no Dropbox account is needed) Click [Click for the rest …]

How do I connect to Internet while traveling?

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Jan 282016
 

There are 3 wireless technologies for connecting to the Internet, Wi-Fi, Satellite, and Cellular. Most of us already have a smartphone with a cellular connection to the Internet. You can browse the web right on your phone. If you want to share your phone’s connection and use a WiFi only tablet, or a laptop computer, [Click for the rest …]

#66 Smartphone Basics. What Does This Button Do?

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Jan 152016
 
#66 Smartphone Basics.  What Does This Button Do?

Show Notes for Members Below Not a member? Join Now. This episode covers: Tip o Week: Do Not Disturb settings Beginner’s Lesson: How to learn Smartphone Basics App of the Week: Where am I?

Jan 132016
 
Internet in Cuba

We took an educational tour of Cuba in December, 2015. We knew that Internet might not be available much in Cuba, but what we learned is a defining characteristic of Cuban life, the US embargo, and a communist government. Cuba has one of the lowest rates of Internet access in the world. See this Yahoo [Click for the rest …]

#64 How to make your Phone a WiFi Hotspot. What Does This Button Do?

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Dec 292015
 
#64 How to make your Phone a WiFi Hotspot.  What Does This Button Do?

  There are show notes below which document what was covered in the show and include timeline links, so you can watch just the part of the video that you want. If you are not a Geeks on Tour member, you can watch Episode 64 video on YouTube, but you won’t get the show notes. [Click for the rest …]

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