Part of the joy of being in a cabin is the fact that you can be completely disconnected. However, there are lots of reasons why you might need an internet connection – whether that be because you’re based in the cabin and need to work, or just because you want to be able to stay in touch with family and friends.
While it’s not quite as simple to get rigged up to the internet in a cabin as it is in a city apartment, it’s by no means impossible either! Here is how to do it.
Work out what the nearest cellular tower is
You can use cellmapper.net to find the closest cellular tower to you. This will help you decide which cell phone network to use – buy a plan from whichever network is closest to your cabin.
Speak to a representative about your needs
If you speak to the cell network company directly, you will be able to work out how much data to buy. Tell them how often you are at the cabin and what you want to use the network for. They will be able to recommend an amount of data. If this proves to be too little, you can always upgrade.
Get a wireless router
Make sure that you also request a wireless router. You might be able to get your mobile connection already installed on a router – otherwise, request a router that you can put your SIM card in.
Install the router
Most routers are very easy to install – you merely need to plug them in and follow the instructions. You may also like to install a booster antenna which will give your wifi an extra boost!
Now, you are all set up! If you have any issues with your network, speak to your provider, who should be able to help.