Originally Posted by slloyd47
So I take it the point is you might as well just focus on a good cell connection to get decent data bandwidth? Investing in expensive WiFi solutions won't likely be worth it given any wifi around most campgrounds is too poor. Not that cell data is cheap��
I think if you are still working and relying on the net to earn a living, expecting campground WiFi to be sufficient is "iffy." As I stated, I'm not a power user and in 90% of the campgrounds advertising WiFi in which I have stayed, the WiFi has been adequate for my needs. Occassionally I have had to use the personal hotspot on my phone if net access were necessary.
One time in West Virginia (it's almost Heaven), had neither WiFi or cell service. I did have to go to a McDonald's. I can't speak about Starbuck's as I rarely have a need for kerosene nowadays and my breakfast drink of choice is coffee so I have to go somewhere that serves coffee!