Episode 12 - Designing an A.V.
system to run on the skoolie’s
Local Area Network
Like most people, I like watching movies and TV shows. We have
several streaming services that we use at home, like Netflix and
Amazon Prime Video. But to use a streaming service while
boondocking in a skoolie would rely on one’s cell phone carrier’s
data plan. And streaming video consumes a lot of data.
Digital nomads who make their living remotely can justify the
expense of a large monthly data plan. But it’s not in my budget
as a retired person. In this episode I demonstrate other ways to
watch TV and movies on the road without drawing on your data
My particular design requires some networked devices on the
skoolie to be connected via Ethernet cable. You’ll see a setup that
lets you share an internet connection with multiple devices,
wired or wirelessly.
click on the diagram to see it larger
Finally, for those using Windows PCs I show some settings you
can tweak that will reduce the risk that Windows and Windows
apps will burn through your data plan by downloading updates
automatically when you’re boondocking.
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