I am gearing up to RV. I am also moving soon and have an issue which is going to affect me at both the house and in the RV. I knew I’d need most of this on the road as I work from a computer, but I had no clue the rural location I’d have a need so soon.
I basically need to get the best speeds possible from Verizon. I already tested the signal and got a weBoost and everything is well there. Now I am trying to figure out which LTE modem to get. I picked up a SmartHub on eBay dirt cheap but it has all kinds of things I do not want, and I’d rather have more control over the device like the Pepwave Surf SOHO offers.
At the rural location I’m at, I have Verizon 4G LTE, band 13. I am trying to figure out the best setup. I need the connection to always be on without falling asleep, etc. I’ve heard the Jetpacks need rebooting - and that won’t be good since I need the network up to look at security cameras, etc, but I’m not sure - I am seeing mixes reviews. TBH I’d like to skip the jetpack (if possible).
So, I think I have 2 or 3 options which include:
- SmartHub (dirt cheap but I do not need any of the extra features)
- Pepwave Soho router tethered to a MiFi
- Peplink with a sim card (not sure which peplink to get)
Would you go with one of these options or something else?
I mostly use basic data but I’d like the rest of the family to be able to stream Netflix and other video, etc.
As for the plan it looks like the Verizon prepaid plan is fine for me. It appears they do deprioritize me during high usage times but as long as there’s no throttle after a certain GB that is fine with me - I am a night owl anyways.
Thanks for any input you may have!