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missourimom

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help! hubby and i have a little place in my hometown in rural miss that we visit occasionally. about three to four weeks every three or four months. we dont have wifi and we get so bored with redbox we might do each other in just to have a source of entertainment. im looking for a way to make place wifi accessible so we can stream movies from our existing netflix and amazon prime accounts. but without a monthly cable bill thats 12 months long or high data fees from my phone service, verizon. is there a solution, geeks?
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Hi missourimom and welcome to our forums,

 

:welcome:

When you say

" we don't have wifi"

I'm not sure if you mean that you have no device ( laptop computer, desktop computer, smartphone etc) that can receive wifi signals,

or

if there is no wifi coverage in your area (no transmitter within normal range)

 

For the moment let's assume that you have wifi enabled devices as it's relatively easy to deal with that....

 

Your choices are probably going to be around:

 

1 getting a landline installed

 

2 Using a "pay as you go" dongle to receive wi fi (if these are available in your location)

 

3 Installing a satellite system (can be a tad costly)

 

4 If you have a neighbour fairly close, say a km or so and their ISP  allows sharing, then a parabolic (directional) wireless antenna with a significant amount of gain might be able to help you share using their wireless access point. However speeds my drop due to distance and it would be wise to ask for a short test before committing to this to see if the bandwidth is sufficient, bearing in mind that bandwidth will need to be shared between you and your "host" and their family guests etc.

 

5 Using your mobile phone on 4G ( if available) as this would usually provide the bandwidth required for successful streaming, but as you mention costs could be high as its can be rather data intensive.

 

6 Its not a hi tech solution but why not take some DVD's with you? :spoton:

Regards

paws


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