Frequently asked questions about WiFi In Motion and RVs.
Q: What is WiFi In Motion?
A: WiFi In Motion is a packaged wireless internet access solution that includes all the accessories you need to create your own hot spot.
Q: What is a “hotspot”?
A: A hotspot is an invisible radius that contains wireless internet access. Because antennas release wireless signals in a radius, it forms a “spot”. The result is a mobile internet access solution that creates a mobile hotspot that travels with you.
Q: Can I secure the WiFi In Motion system?
A: Yes. You can secure your wi-fi network through a variety of encryption options. We support WEP, WPA, WPA2 and WPA2 Enterprise. If you are a coach operator offering wi-fi at no charge, it is most common to leave the network unsecured, which wil result in fewer customer log on issues. However, if you are trying to relax and kick back in your RV and want to keep the neighbors out of your system, we recommend locking it down.
Q: Does WiFi In Motion use a satellite?
A: No. WiFi In Motion uses cellular networks as the backbone. It works with all U.S. carriers, except Nextel. We are able to leverage the latest, most advanced wireless networks, including 3G and 4G.
Q: Does WiFi In Motion need to be professionally installed?
A: No. You can easily install the WiFi In Motion internet access system yourself. However, there may be some applications where professional installation may be recommended.
Q: If I do choose professional installation, how long does it usually take?
A: Typical installation should take about 1 to 1 ½ hours.
Q: Do I have to pay a monthly fee?
A: Yes. The kit does require an activated data card . If you are a part-timer, be sure to ask your cellular provider if they offer “seasonal standby” options. This is an option to “freeze” your account when you don’t need to use it.
Q: How fast is the internet connection with WiFi In Motion?
A: Speeds will vary by carrier and coverage. Various cellular carriers offer what are called “3G” and “4G” services. Simply put, 3G will allow download speeds anywhere from the 500 kbps on up to 2 mbps, depending on the carrier and coverage. 4G can allow for over 20 mbps download speeds which is 40 times faster than traditional 3G.