Useful WiFi Tool: Here’s How To Take Netflix With You On Vacation


Anyone who wants to watch the Internet and their favorite Netflix series anywhere in their motorhome needs stable network access. There is a practical solution to this – especially if you are away from the campsite.

Corona brought the motorhome and caravan industry an unprecedented boom: In times of closed hotels, distance rules and travel and residence restrictions, it recorded Caravaning Industry Bandage (CIVD) for 2020 a total of 78,055 new registrations for motorhomes alone. That means a Plus of 44.8 percent in comparison to the previous year. The reason for this boom is obvious for the CIVD: “With a motorhome or caravan you travel individually and only with people in your own household and are largely self-sufficient thanks to your own living, sleeping, cooking and sanitary facilities.” And the trend is likely to continue.

Anyone who is out and about with their “own living room” naturally does not want to miss a lot of what makes their home comfortable. Among other things, maybe not without the latest episodes of his favorite Netflix series. But if you want to follow streaming offers such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney + or Magenta in good quality on your notebook, you need a stable internet connection at your location. There may be free or paid WiFi on campsites. But many motorhomes move and often stay outside such facilities.

Mobile WLAN router: The Internet solution for the mobile home

If you also need an Internet connection on the go, you can of course set up a hotspot via your mobile phone and then hang the notebook on your smartphone. However, it is more convenient and practical with an LTE router. There is a separate SIM card in such a mobile WLAN router so that you can quickly surf or stream in the network independently of your smartphone.

The mobile WiFi router is not only a good travel companion in the motorhome. Because if you sit in your holiday home on vacation, you don’t have to do without a good network there either.

CHIP has total 9 LTE ​​routers passed a practical test subjected. We show you our top recommendations in the following table, you can find the complete test report here.

Our top recommendations LTE router 2020 (editorial selection, as of August: 2020)

Top recommendation for mobile LTE routers Price tip for mobile LTE routers Top recommendation for stationary LTE routers
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model

Netgear Nighthawk M1

D-Link DWR-932

AVM FRITZ!Box 6890 LTE

Frequency bands

2.4 and 5 GHz

2.4 GHz

2.4 and 5 GHz

Supported WLAN standards

802.11 b / g / n at 2.4 GHz and 802.11 a / c / ac at 5 GHz

802.11 b/g/n

802.11 b / g / n at 2.4 GHz and 802.11 a / n / ac at 5 GHz

Battery life

approx. 23 hours

about 5 hours

Most popular shop

from € 279

TO THE SHOP
(Amazon)

from 55 €

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(Amazon Marketplace)

from 315 €

TO THE SHOP
(Amazon)

Cheapest shop

from € 279

TO THE SHOP
(Media Markt)

from 50 €

TO THE SHOP
(Mindfactory)

from 299 €

TO THE SHOP
(Amazon Marketplace)

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The top recommendation: Netgear Nighthawk M1

The Netgear Nighthawk M1 delivered the best results in the practical test. The LTE router can be configured quickly and easily via the web interface. Here you can also activate the SIM card, among other things. Once started, the router works immediately in dual-band mode. It transmits on the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency. For this reason, it supports both the 802.11 b / g / n standard (2.4 GHz) and the 802.11 a / c / ac standard (5 GHz). Accordingly, you can connect almost all devices that have a WIFI function to the router. In practical use, the Nighthawk achieved very good values ​​in the LTE network – films could be streamed without any problems and the router also made a very good impression when playing. The included 5040 mAh battery is sufficient for long football evenings – one charge lasts around 23 hours.

  • Nighthawk M1 (MR1100-100EUS)
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    Netgear Nighthawk M1

    In our test, Netgear’s Nighthawk M1 showed no weaknesses. Easy installation and commissioning, a long battery life and a good equipment package paired with strong technical data make it our top recommendation.


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