The best way to have the perfect camping experience is by being able to stay connected.
Whether you are a parent who wants to check in with your children, a business person who needs access to email, or just someone who loves being on social media – this post will show you how easy it can be!
If you’re anything like me, you enjoy camping and the outdoors. I also like to stay connected which is why I always make sure to bring my wifi camper with me!
You can use your laptop or other devices on it during your trip so that you don’t miss out on any of the fun things happening back home.
It’s a great way to keep up-to-date with friends and family as well as stay plugged in about what’s going on in the world. One thing I’ve learned from experience though is that it can be difficult connecting your camper to WIFI for some reason.
Luckily there are steps you can take before setting off to ensure this doesn’t happen!
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Why do you Need Wi Fi for your Camper?
Well, for starters, it’s always good to have a backup plan. Having Wi Fi in your camper is basically what you would have at home except that you’re outside and just a little closer to nature.
You can use this as a way of entertainment or relaxation during the trip instead of being bored.
Also, if something comes up back home then you will be able to check on it right away because having internet access doesn’t mean going through all those emails or posts can’t wait until after your holiday!
Can You Really Get Wifi In Your Camper?
Yes! It takes a few steps but yes, you can certainly get wifi in your camper! There are tons of products out there for RVs, campers and motorhomes that make it easy to access the internet.
What You’ll Need
Wireless Router or WiFi Extender (or a compatible wireless transmitter) **Skip this step if your camper is already equipped with one** – The article only goes over how to connect a wifi extender but it can be adapted in theory for a router.
Find out which one works best in your case by checking the compatibility to make sure they match. If you have a wireless router, it’ll need to be set so that the connection goes through DHCP .
How to Connect Wi Fi in Your Camper
To get started, you’ll need a wireless router or wifi extender . You can buy these online. They have all kinds of options for people who love the outdoors!
You can choose one from our guide on “Best RV Wi-Fi Boosters”.
Once you have one of these items though, setting up your wifi in your camper is pretty simple! You just need to follow some basic steps.
Here they are:
Turn on your device. This will usually mean either restarting it or putting it in standby mode so you don’t waste power when not using it. It also helps if you switch off your wifi before moving your device.
However make sure not to turn off the power completely because you don’t want it to run out of battery while you’re at a campsite!
Locate the button on the side or front of your wireless router that says “WPS”. It’s important to find this button as all you’ll be needing it for is to connect the router with your camper.
This will only take about thirty seconds so once you’ve found it, press down for about five seconds until either one or both of the lights start flashing.
On your camper, look for where you would normally plug in an ethernet cable . Turn off any power source first and then if there are ports there use them.
If not, find a place to plug in the wireless router. Once this is done you will hear a beep or click sound and if both devices have been successfully connected then all your camper screen should show is “Connected” as long as there’s also power running through to it!
Enter your password by typing it into the same spot that you would use for an ethernet cable . Now connect to wifi using your username and password that has been set up on the device itself.
You can now go online with ease! Make sure to download some great apps before you set off to make sure you get the most out of your trip and enjoy all that nature has to offer without having to worry about staying connected.
As long as everything was done correctly then you should be able to stay online no matter where you’re parked! If there are any difficulties, use this guide again. Happy camping!!
Here you can follow some simple guidelines as well:
- Park your camper in a location with good cell service
- Purchase a wifi booster for the inside of your camper
- Connect to wifi on your phone and search for available networks
- Search through the list of available networks until you find one that is not password protected
- If you are prompted to enter a password, type it into the box provided and select “connect”
- If no prompt appears, skip this step
- Select “next” at the bottom of the screen to continue connecting your device to wifi on your phone or tablet
- Type in any network name (not necessarily yours) and click connect if prompted for a username or password; otherwise skip this step
- Click next at the bottom of the screen again when asked whether you would like to save these settings as a new connection profile(s) on this device
- Select yes if prompted about saving these settings as new connection profiles
- You should now be connected! Go enjoy using all those apps that require internet access!
- Repeat steps 1-8 each time you want to use an app requiring internet access from outside of cellular range
If you want to connect your camper with wifi, the first thing you’ll need is a compatible modem. Most newer campers are equipped with WiFi-ready modems that can be plugged into an outlet or wired directly to your rig’s electrical system.
These new models will come preinstalled with everything needed for internet access through either satellite connection or cellular data plan providers like Verizon.
The other option would be installing a long range antenna on the roof of your RV and using it as a hotspot by tethering it to another device via USB cable so anyone in close proximity could use it too!
I`m a current Law Enforcement Officer working within the Counterterrorism Bureau in New York State. I have been Camping for over 20 years. My styles of camping include tent, car, truck, van, and RV travel trailer. I have a YouTube channel where I teach all types of camping with an entertaining method: https://youtube.com/@TheSmallsRVAdventures