How to Improve WiFi Connection on RV

Cristian MiculiAbout Internet Speeds, Better Internet Anywhere, How To

Stay Connected To the Internet Even On the Go

Having a stable internet connection is important specially when you're on the go.

Whether you need Google Maps or Waze directions when driving in your RV, or want to watch YouTube videos while camping in an RV park, you need a fast and stable Internet connection for all your devices. Unfortunately, you usually get flaky, slow, or unreliable Internet connections when traveling in an RV. And this means you can’t get any work done, nor you can relax.

So, to recap: here’s what you have to solve when traveling in an RV:

  1. Get fast and stable RV Internet;
  2. Share that to all your devices with an RV WiFi router.

Let’s see the best solutions for each, so you’ll get the best online experience while traveling in your RV.

What Internet Connections Should You Go With?

Whenever you’re on the move in your RV, you have to rely on any Internet connection you can get.

3 main ways to access the Internet
  • public or private accessible WiFi networks. Examples include Starbucks, McDonalds, the ones in RV parks, etc.
  • cellular connections–Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, Vodafone, etc.
  • satellite connections–Dish, Hughesnet, Starband, etc.

Assuming you have access to multiple connections–WiFi, cellular, satellite–this will not save you from slow Internet. Each connection can be slow on its own. The best you can get is to stay online, with short disconnects while you switch between connections.

To fix this, you can use an app that uses channel bonding technology to combine all available connections at once on your device. Speedify is a bonding VPN that you can use on your laptop, smartphone, or Linux (Ubuntu and Raspberry Pi OS) device. It will seamlessly combine all connections together for faster, more reliable Internet. So, even if one of them drops or has issues, Speedify will automatically reroute traffic to the working ones.

The best part is that, even if you’re using just one connection, Speedify can improve the Internet by fixing packet loss.

Getting back to the subject of this article–RV WiFi router–set up Speedify to combine all available connections either on your PC or on a Linux device such as a Raspberry Pi. 

How to Share Speedify from a Windows PC

Now that you have Speedify combining connections on your Windows PC or Ubuntu or Raspberry Pi OS device, it’s time to share the fast and reliable pipe to all your devices.

If you’re using a Windows PC for Speedify bonding, get the free Connectify WiFi hotspot software. Then, follow the instructions here to share the bonded VPN connection over WiFi. Congratulations – you just turned your laptop into an RV WiFi bonding router!

Here’s an advanced RV high speed Internet setup from David Bott (Outside Our Bubble) using a Windows PC:

How to Share Speedify from Linux

If you want to use a Linux device (such as a Raspberry Pi) as an RV WiFi bonding router, then it’s even more simple. Speedify for Linux (Ubuntu and Raspberry Pi OS) includes sharing options for either wired Ethernet or WiFi. Check out the article here or see the video below:

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Speedify is the only app that can combine multiple internet sources into one bonded super-connection for more stable and secure livestreaming, video calling, and web browsing.

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