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What hardware is needed to setup a permanent hotspot on a Houseboat?
joe28704
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I need advice on what hardware is required to setup a hotspot on a houseboat.

I get good phone signal with my iphone on the boat.

I have 12Volt power supply only from solar panels.

My objective is to have internet connection periodically available on the boat that can interact with an Arduino micro-controller monitoring certain conditions on the boat. I wish to be able to get notifications and operate certain devices from my phone when I am very far away from the boat.

Can a hotspot be set up that only turns on and consumes data for just a few minutes per day or when an emergency arises and a notice must be sent out? (like slowly taking on water)

The Arduino micro-controller has WIFI connectivity but I'm unsure of how to set up a hotspot device that the Arduino can interface with.

Thank you

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Re: What hardware is needed to setup a permanent hotspot on a Houseboat?
vzw_customer_support
Customer Support

We would love to help you find the perfect device for you, joe28704. If you have good signal with your iPhone, then you can possibly receive the same signal with one of our Jetpack Mobile Hotspots. You can find all the devices available right here by following this link, https://www.verizonwireless.com/internet-devices/.
Our Mobile Hotspots would be attached to a new line on your account and can be turned on at any time you would want to use it.


If are looking to have a closer look to see which one you would prefer, you can head to one of our Verizon Wireless store locations. You can find a store near you by following this link, https://www.verizonwireless.com/stores/.


We also recommend giving our Sales Experts a call to help you set up a new line. You can contact them at 800-256-4646. Let us know if you have any additional questions.

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Re: What hardware is needed to setup a permanent hotspot on a Houseboat?
Ann154
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A Jetpack hotspot isn't designed for 24/7 operation that is being suggested by the OP for monitoring of their equipment at the location.

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.