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Standard User TheHappyDuck
(newbie) Sat 29-Oct-11 17:01:51
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Vehicle Internet Access.


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Hello,
I have been searching around for information on how to gain internet access in a moving or stationary vehicle, my van. I am hoping to find something that will allow me to gain 4-5mb/s internet speeds in my van as I have hooked up a computer in the back. The only thing I could find was a satellite dish and was hoping that someone could possibly link me to some more useful resources; I would not mind a dish but was hoping for some advice.
Thank you, Duck

Edit: I live in the U.K

Edited by TheHappyDuck (Sat 29-Oct-11 17:18:39)

Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sat 29-Oct-11 17:15:40
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Re: Vehicle Internet Access.


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Very hard while moving as requires view of southern sky, while stationary kit to auto position dish around GBP 2000

Have you tried mobile broadband routers, and an external 3G antenna yet?

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Standard User epyon
(member) Sat 29-Oct-11 17:15:56
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Re: Vehicle Internet Access.


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http://threestore.three.co.uk/broadband/?mifipayg=1&...

or

http://threestore.three.co.uk/broadband/

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Standard User TheHappyDuck
(newbie) Sat 29-Oct-11 17:17:50
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Re: Vehicle Internet Access.


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Ah, Sorry, I didn't mean while moving, I will edit my post. Thanks for the info.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sat 29-Oct-11 17:20:43
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Re: Vehicle Internet Access.


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Satellite as in two way stuff is hard to do as need to submit a location report each time, to ensure your uplink does not cause airplane/radar other issues too.

3G is the way to go

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Standard User TheHappyDuck
(newbie) Sat 29-Oct-11 17:21:58
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Re: Vehicle Internet Access.


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With previous use of dongles I have found that they rarely get over 1.5mb/s speed and I am hoping to use my computer frequently so I don't really want any limits, thanks for the info though.

Edited by TheHappyDuck (Sat 29-Oct-11 17:22:26)

Standard User TheHappyDuck
(newbie) Sat 29-Oct-11 17:26:22
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Re: Vehicle Internet Access.


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Many 3G product advertise at: 'up to 7mb' when many satellites say: 'up to 4mb'. Iím confused why a little dongle has more power, or is this just for show? Is it because a satellite has a more reliable and larger range for connection?
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sat 29-Oct-11 17:32:42
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3G and Satellite use VERY different frequency ranges and very much harder to hit a satellite 24,000km away in space, than have a cheap PCB antenna that can pick up a 3G signal from a base station.

3G is dependant on your location, so parked on dartmoor probably not good.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sat 29-Oct-11 17:34:24
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Re: Vehicle Internet Access.


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All depends on where you are using it...

Satellite you cannot just drive to xyz and use it, you need to check a few days before fill paperwork in etc

Satellite services are expensive if you want unlimited usage, i.e. more expensive than a 3G dongle.

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Standard User TheHappyDuck
(newbie) Sat 29-Oct-11 17:42:09
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Thank you, from what you said I'm guessing a dongle would be good in urban areas and satellites are just for use in remote places for excursions etc?
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