I feel I have been one of the pioneers on some
aspects of 21st century communications from an RV. I decided it
was time to collect my thoughts and put them down in this section
of our webpage. [That was written in 2004 -- what I wrote then is SO SO out of date. I promise, I will change it soon.
I begin with the highest priority: Internet
I began RVing with a modem in my laptop and
visited whatever phone line I could find to call in to Earthlink.net.
Then along came Satellite Internet. The first
versions still required the phone line, so I avoided them, but
finally in October of 2000 Gilat announced the introduction of
their product, Starband. Click on that
link to read of my experiences in suggesting it was ready for
Happily, DirecWay finally came along with a
system that is truly portable and easy to use in the field, the
DirecWay 6000. I will tell you about my system in future updates.
We have an internal Wi-Fi system in our trailer
to connect to the DirecWay modem and printer. It surely makes
One important input to our life is DISH TV.
At this moment we have AT&T One Rate, an
older service that has been purchased by Cingular. Things will