Author: Go Connect Team

Bad Hotel WiFi Explained

Ever wondererd why hotel Wifi can be so slow and unreliable, even when you’ve paid for “premium” WiFi? Given it’s 2020 its a little surprising how common regular travelers experience slow or unreliable hotel WiFi. We break down why this happens in an relatively untechnical way. We also look at some of the solutions available…
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June 18, 2020 0

Streaming Stick WiFi Performance Compared

Building on our Best Streaming Sticks For Travel post, where we review the features that make a device good for travel, we tested the same three streaming sticks to determine which ones performed the best under less than ideal WiFi conditions. Just like you might experience when traveling. While the challenge of poor performing WiFi…
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June 3, 2020 0

Amazon Fire TV Stick For Travel

How well does the Amazon Fire TV Stick work for travel, and how does it compare to other devices? We dive into how the most popular small formal streaming sticks that are physically ideal for travel do in actual travel scenarios. This includes how resilient it is with potentially inconsistent Hotel WiFi, some common problems…
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June 2, 2020 0

Roku Streaming Stick For Travel

How well does the Roku Streaming Stick work for travel, and how does it compare to other devices? We dive into how the most popular small formal streaming sticks that are physically ideal for travel do in actual travel scenarios. This includes how resilient it is with potentially inconsistent Hotel WiFi, some common problems and…
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June 1, 2020 0

Finding Power For Streaming Devices in Hotel Rooms

Other than the occasional hotel that still doesn’t make it easy to plug in and use the TVs HDMI ports, finding power for your streaming device may be the next biggest challenge to having all of your favorite entertainment with you everytime you travel. Below we cover a few tips and tricks for ways to…
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May 21, 2020 0

Travel WiFi Security Risk Prevention

Common WiFi Risks and Prevention Security Risks All WiFi networks are essentially shared over the airwaves. Someone can literally pull any of the data packets out of the air. In fact, it’s so easy there is software that lets you do it. You don’t even need a special skill per se. Though if you are…
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May 19, 2020 0

Google Chromecast For Travel

NOTE: This article is specifically about the 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation Google Chromecasts (including the ultra) release between 2013 and 2018. For the new 4th Generation Google Chromecast with Google TV for travel check out our blog post specifically about that. Google Chromecast For Travel (Generations 1-3) How well does the Google Chromecast work…
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May 15, 2020 0

Our Favorite Bad WiFi Memes

Here is a selection of our favorite bad WiFi memes we’ve collected. Keep checking back, we’re likely to add a lot more! UPDATED: 9/14/2020: We added lots of new Bad WiFi Memes Bad Hotel WiFi Memes Everyone hates bad hotel WiFi. Here are some of our favorite memes to help you with your shared frustration.…
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May 15, 2020 0

Changing Hotel TV Input and HDMI Port

For anyone who travels with their own streaming stick or device, one of the biggest challenges can be switching the hotels TV to the correct input. The second most common challenge is available power, but that’s another blog post. Let’s dive right in and show you how to change the TVs input. In our experience…
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May 14, 2020 0

Best Streaming Sticks For Travel

As anyone who travel regularly knows – most hotels and even many AirBnb’s leave a lot to be desired when it comes to streaming entertainment options. Even when streaming is offered there are likely only a few select services and others may require you to put in your own username and password. One of the…
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May 14, 2020 0