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 plan.
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
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