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RedRiverRam 05-17-2012 03:05 PM

Mobile Wifi - Help Please
I think this is a simple project but warn me if not. I travel a lot from May to November and I want to add ?? whatever is necessary to have a mobile wifi hotspot in the truck all the time.

I've seen mobile routers but I'm confused about whether I have to have a cellular modem card, tether to my iPhone, etc. etc.

I simply want to be able to travel and at any time log on to the web, email, etc from inside our out of the truck with my iPhone, iPad, laptop or whatever.

So what do I need? What are you using? Cost?


GTyankee 05-17-2012 05:23 PM

I just need internet access in my Ram or close to it
i don't have any cards, just the unit
When i am in the field, a lot of the time, there is no cell phone coverage
I stay at motels that have Wi-Fi in the rooms, when i do multi day jobs or trips

I just wish that i had the installation instructions, so that i could buy a power supply of the proper voltage & hook it up at my sisters place, she has no internet & i stay there while i am back east

I bought a unit called AUTONET, it is good within about 100 feet of the Ram
So far i have not been any place that i didn't have internet access, so i get Trucking Permits anywhere. I also have a mobile printer
several other people with laptops can also use my AUTONET, if i give them the password

The cost may be prohibitive to many people.

I just checked out the site & it looks like they now have other options, some better then what i now have

Excoastie 05-18-2012 12:53 PM


Originally Posted by GTyankee (Post 801217)
I bought a unit called AUTONET

The cost may be prohibitive to many people.

This sounds a lot like what I can get through Verizon wireless... the costs/ data limits are very similar

To the OP, you might want to contact your cell phone provider, perhaps you can add a wireless gizmo to your laptop for less cost

good luck


GTyankee 06-19-2012 06:16 PM

from their website

Autonet Mobile is the first wireless internet service provider designed for your car.

We create a wireless network that allows you to connect to the Internet using your smartphone, laptop, or any other Wi-Fi-enable device. Autonet Mobile lets up to 20 people to connect at once in or 150 feet outside of the car.

Work hard and play harder. Mobile professionals can file sales reports, change real estate listings, or schedule meetings right from the road.

For those looking for a new way to stay entertained in the car, we connect you to Facebook, Pandora radio and all your favorite online content. Autonet Mobile also plays well with PSP, Wii, Nintendo DS, and other portable gaming consoles.

Bikenut 07-05-2012 11:21 PM

A jailbroke phone with unlimited data works pretty well ;D

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