Taking a reliable Internet connection on the road can be tricky because of all the variables affecting RV WiFi plans. If you enjoy online gaming or you plan to take live work meetings while you’re on the road, there may be another variable affecting the quality of your Internet service. This variable is known to many as latency.
Latency can be defined as the delay in the transmission of data between two networks. This phenomenon can result in disruptive experiences such as rubberbanding during online gaming sessions. Rubberbanding and lag can cost players victories because of how they disrupt the precision, timing, and positioning necessary for winning against high-level players. Latency can also result in uncomfortable situations during Zoom meetings such as people talking over each other and missing crucial bits of information.
To combat these issues, RVers can do several things. First, they can connect their devices via Ethernet cables. Using Ethernet cables will result in more stable connections than WiFi, so always take this option if it is available to you.
Second, RVers can switch to an RV mobile Internet service provider like UbiFi if they usually use satellite Internet for camping. Nearly all satellite Internet providers carry high levels of latency because of the distance between satellites in orbit and the mobile homes to which they provide Internet signals. In contrast, mobile Internet companies like UbiFi use 4G cell towers to provide a WiFi signal, which means Internet signals travel a shorter distance to reach RVs. Furthermore, UbiFi products allow RVers to connect their devices using Ethernet cables, making them ideal for both of the tips in this blog.