Wi fi along the Gibb river road

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Can anyone tell me if it's possible to get wifi internet on the Gibb River Road please
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Reply By: Member - TonyV - Sunday, May 03, 2015 at 18:44

Sunday, May 03, 2015 at 18:44
Only each end

Telstra coverage map (click here)
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Reply By: TomH - Sunday, May 03, 2015 at 19:02

Sunday, May 03, 2015 at 19:02
Makes it easier if the correct definitions are used

http://www.cnet.com/au/how-to/home-networking-explained-part-4-wi-fi-vs-internet/

Wifi is from a device to your modem. Like a tablet to modem within a building.

Internet is "wireless" to a cellular tower as is how your phone communicates to the outside world
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Reply By: Motherhen - Sunday, May 03, 2015 at 19:56

Sunday, May 03, 2015 at 19:56
If you mean do any of the venues have wifi? Not that I know of, although El Questro might have it at the village shop.
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Sunday, May 03, 2015 at 20:23

Sunday, May 03, 2015 at 20:23
Mmm - only at "The Station" - the upmarket accommodation.El Questro
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Follow Up By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Monday, May 04, 2015 at 12:12

Monday, May 04, 2015 at 12:12
And being 'el-chequebooko', they probably charge like a wounded bull for it.........
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Monday, May 04, 2015 at 12:43

Monday, May 04, 2015 at 12:43
Probably will Scott - a fee applies and with the fancy accommodation fees, they should offer it free as some cheaper motels do.

We just used the public phone box near the village store/office to let family know we were still alive after three weeks of them worrying about us getting eaten by crocodiles, lost or fallen down a waterfall.

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Reply By: Member - KBAD - Sunday, May 03, 2015 at 19:58

Sunday, May 03, 2015 at 19:58
Unless miracles have happened and i don't believe they have any 3G and 4G, satellite would be your only option, you can buy a second hand Sat phone or hire one or go with your own Satellite internet some units run a wifi hot spot like the Isat hub a guy has written a review of one here http://traveloutbackaustralia.com/isavi-wideye-isathub-inmarsat-review.html/
We have one but we use it for work found it to be ok. Used a Sat phone before that but that is limited when accessing the net.
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Reply By: Rangiephil - Sunday, May 03, 2015 at 21:00

Sunday, May 03, 2015 at 21:00
OK, you can get it (data) on the hill with a lookout near Home Valley Station, over the other side of the GRR. It comes from Wyndham AFAIK.

If you want WiFi you will have to take your own 3g wireless modem or just a smart phone with 3G.

You can also get data if you sit outside the police station in Kulumburu, although the copper may come out and ask you what you are doing.

Drysdale River Station has a Telstra sat phone phone box , but no data.

Bell Gorge campground also has a Telstra sat phone phone box.

El Questro also has a sat phone phone box at the shop.

I bet the poster is a Y gen!

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Follow Up By: Margaret E - Sunday, May 03, 2015 at 22:06

Sunday, May 03, 2015 at 22:06
Thank you all for your help and Rangiephi She is not Ygen she's 68yeats old
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Follow Up By: Rangiephil - Monday, May 04, 2015 at 09:01

Monday, May 04, 2015 at 09:01
On reflection I think there is also a Telstra sat phone box at mt Barnett .
It is a good idea to invest in a say $20 Telstra card before you get to the GRR .
I found it invaluable when I limped into el Questro with a leaking fuel line to call the NRMA premium assist at local call charges.
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Follow Up By: Rangiephil - Monday, May 04, 2015 at 09:08

Monday, May 04, 2015 at 09:08
Great to hear the young ladies are getting out there. My wife is 68.
I remember giving a couple of 60+ ladies some 4wd lessons at the jumpups on mt Elizabeth station, so don't worry if you get stuck, someone will come along.
However you should make sure you have good tyres and reduce pressures at the wijana turnoff or start of dirt from Kununurra .
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Reply By: Motherhen - Sunday, May 03, 2015 at 22:26

Sunday, May 03, 2015 at 22:26
Margaret, I'm still not sure if you were referring to wifi literally as you might find in some caravan parks, or if you were talking about wireless internet for travelling as others have assumed and answered.

Have a look at this e-publication which comprehensively covers communications, for the low price of $9.97 much of which is being donated to the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
Staying in Touch on the Road.

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Reply By: My Aussie Travel Guide - Monday, May 04, 2015 at 21:19

Monday, May 04, 2015 at 21:19
Margaret, out of all the stations along the GRR, Home Valley offers internet facilities, but isn't cheap as you'd expect that way. You may also get Telstra service at the lookout not far from Home Valley's entrance. Other than that, that's pretty well it!
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