If like me you travel and take a lot of pictures, there comes a time when you have to share some, if only to reassure children or friends!
If you are camping or at the hotel and have the chance to have an Internet connection, it’s great! But here, often the transfer takes a long time and we end up not having time to wait for the end of the upload. We postpone the transfer of our great photos!
There is, however, a very practical alternative! Indeed, most hotels / motels have RJ45 network cables that they can pass you for free. You must obviously have a computer with such a plug (this is the case for the vast majority of laptops, but not for tablets and even cell phones). In addition to being faster (ideal for transferring your photos!), it’s also safer …
Personally, I prefer to use a cable. I save more than 75% of the waiting time, in addition to being assured (or almost …) that uploads will be private. I take this opportunity to check if everything is fine with my credit cards by going for a walk in my accounts. I do not do banking transactions unless you are forced to do so and have no other choice.
Of course, big chains are usually more reliable about this than the small motel or camping lost in the middle of nowhere!
So, do not hesitate to ask for a network cable at the reception of your hotel; you will not regret it!