Does Distance Learning Work when Your Home Is an RV?
According to the latest trends, yes, it does. Many families make remote learning work in RV environments. Whether it's teachers or students doing this, one thing is for certain: the Internet connectivity is of outmost importance.
In this recent article, WSJ tells the story of the Winters family of 5, who logged 11,000 miles visiting 16 states and 14 national parks while "roadschooling". And, as expected, getting fast and stable Internet connectivity was one of the hassles of this trip.
This post will share how you can focus on learning remotely and not on hanging out in shopping center parking lots or near fast food places to get fast (?) Wi-Fi coverage.
Causes for Slow, Unreliable Internet when Remote Learning in an RV
Remote learning in RV requires a fast and stable Internet connection for the streaming platform you're using: Skype, Zoom, Google Hangouts, etc. Here are the most common issues why you may have issues with may happen:
- There are areas that have weak or lack any cellular coverage. Plus, as you may be traveling in your RV on a stormy day, it'll be hard to connect to the satellites.
- Your Internet isn't fast enough. Some Internet connections are just slow to send and receive streaming packets;
- You have a high packet loss rate. Internet connections are dropping network packets, so you can miss parts of the audio or video. This usually happens at the edge of the range on wireless connections like Wi-Fi and cellular.
You can't really engage in remote learning when dealing with a slow, unreliable Internet connection:
- you get stuttering video - can't make out what the others are saying.
- streaming buffering is ever more present, cutting phrases and making you miss parts of the remote learning process.
- you can even get disconnected from Zoom, Google Classroom, etc... or not being able to connect in the first place.
Assuming you have access to multiple connections – Wi-Fi, cellular, satellite – this will not save you from slow Internet. Each connection can be slow on its own. The best you can get is be able to stay online, with short disconnects while you switch between connections.
Using All Your Available Connections - Solution for Hassle-Free Remote Learning in RV
Speedify is a unique software app available for iOS, Android, macOS, Windows and Linux. It was built specifically to harness and optimize all the Internet connections you have available. This results in faster, more stable, and secure RV Internet to help you with remote learning.
Speedify is a fast bonding VPN that allows you to use multiple Internet connections at once. If you’re using two or more connections with Speedify, you’ll always be online. It intelligently monitors the quality of your connections. Speedify will know before your Internet drops and will shift the traffic to the other working connection(s). Once the troublesome connection gets back in parameters, data is going to be sent through it. This way, you will be able to avoid low-quality video streaming, buffering or even disconnects.
If you don’t have multiple connections available in your RV or while camping, Speedify can still help. It detects transmission delays and fixes packet loss before it occurs – see more details in this article.
How to Get Better Internet Connectivity for Remote Learning in RV
On your smartphones, you can combine cellular Internet with any Wi-Fi network:
- Get Speedify on your mobile device
- Enable both connections – Wi-Fi and cellular
- Connect to a Speedify server
- Enjoy high speed Internet in your RV.
But Speedify is also available for Windows, macOS and Linux. If you’re using computers, you’ll have a lot more available combinations to work with.
Want to share your fast and stable Internet with all devices in your RV? You need a Windows laptop and you can share the Speedify bonded connection via WiFi – here’s a video on how to do that.
Did we mention it’s a proven solution, already used on a large scale? Here’s an advanced RV high speed Internet setup from David Bott (Outside Our Bubble):
While traveling in your motorhome, connecting to public Wi-Fi hotspots can be dangerous. Using a VPN will protect you, but most of them will also slow down your RV Internet. Speedify bonding VPN doesn’t slow down your online speed. It uses advanced encryption algorithms that are fast and secure. This allows you to avoid compromising speed for security.
If you're into remote learning in RV, you should focus on that and not on finding the best place for fast Internet. You should have that available anywhere, with the help of Speedify.