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- May 9, 2021
I just heard about Dish wifi any comments?
Also from the RV forum - Starlink is being delayed because of a chip shortage. All for getting more bandwidth from whomever.They should partner with Starlink for those customers in a bad DSL area or no internet area when product catches up to demand.
The person called it Travlfi. 3 carriers buy equipment. So, live full time in a RV. Purchased Nighthawk and have a prepaid plan with AT&T 100GB per month. I just want more and I am always looking.
I looked at the limited specs listed for the hotspot, and the lack of Band 14 and 66 coverage plus apparently no external antenna jack provisions would likely be deal killers for me.Thank you very much. It will be interesting to see if anyone matches this. So is anyone on this forum using this?
The OP's original post asked about DISH Wifi, what I posted was what was available about DISH Wifi. Then the OP came back and named it TravlFi and NYDutch had better input based on a truer named product.This is not an official DISH site, it's a retailer. Who knows what they're selling...
Though I have never tried it, I have always been leery of satellite internet in general. One concern, of course, is the 1 or 2 second round trip delay. If you are a gamer, this is a killer. For the others of us, it is just annoying. More concerning to me is that for Internet (two-way) communication, the beamwidth of your antenna must be considerably less than the beamwidth of a receive-only TV antenna. Why? The orbital spacing of geostationary communications satellites is around 2 degrees. If you are doing receive-only communications, and pick up a bit of energy from the adjacent satellite, no harm is done. In fact, a Dish TV antenna has a relatively wide beamwidth, and can tolerate considerable misalignment - that’s why you can align it by hand. But if you expect to transmit, your beamwidth must be quite a bit narrower, and aim must be much more precise, to avoid pumping energy into an adjacent satellite. The narrower beam is harder to aim, and may require special equipment. And the antenna mounting system must be exceptionally stable and rigid. If you bolt it to a tree - or a flimsy Dish TV pipe-mount - you can be in trouble if a strong wind blows. To complicate matters, you must ensure that you don’t hit the adjacent satellite even during the aiming process. Climbing a ladder and tunking an antenna into position is OK for a receive-only antenna, but for transmit/receive, it won’t cut it.