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About This Quiz
If you love to camp out but can't stand the thought of being away from the Internet for any length of time, this quiz is for you. See how much you know about finding mobile hotspots, boosting your wireless signal and using equipment that will keep you connected, even in the remotest regions.
Most people go camping to "get away from it all." The seriously internet addicted, however, view camping as:
a way to hone their hacking skills by building homemade wireless signal boosters
a chance to blog from places mother nature never intended
All of the above
Stay wired in when you're camping out by making sure you have access to Wi-Fi even when you're on the trail.
Use waypoints from online camping directories to create a custom ______________ in Google Earth that will mark and allow you to quickly view your favorite Wi-Fi enabled campgrounds, parks and public spaces.
One of Google Earth's most useful features for internet addicts is the ability to upload custom layers marking the locations of Wi-Fi access, electrical power and other necessities for non-stop Internet access.
Your smart phone does not have the capability to power a mobile hotspot. What are your options?
Use tin foil and copper wire to capture and transmit your phone's broadband signal
Download a third-party app like "MyWi"
For smart phones that don't come with the built-in ability to power a mobile hotspot, apps like MyWi try to fill in the gaps. Be careful with these; they generally require that you jailbreak your phone and data charges can be costly.
To build your own Pringles Cantenna to take on your camping trip, you'll need threaded rod, copper tubing, plastic tubing, nuts, washers and a _____________.
A pigtail is an informal name for a type of patch cable that has a connector at one end and plain wire at the other. Andrew Clapp makes his Pringles Cantennas with an N-Connector attached to coaxial cable.
______________ will enable you to access internet even in the world's wildest regions.
Whether your reason is noble or you've simply hit rock bottom trying to watch TV in the middle of the rainforest, satellite technology will enable you to access internet even in the world's wildest regions.
In terms of cost, satellite internet service is _______________ broadband internet service.
less expensive than
more expensive than
There is a reason that not everyone uses this technology, and that reason is: satellite internet service is not cheap. Satellite hardware can cost up to tens of thousands of dollars, and you will also need to pay for the data you download.
Another great source of portable source of power for serious internet addicts who want to stay wired up while they're camping out is:
A battery or solar powered USB charger
Several different types of rechargeable kinetic energy batteries are currently under development; in the meantime, serious internet addicts should pack a supply of regular batteries and a battery powered USB charger when they go camping.