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Old 12-02-2012, 09:12 PM   #1
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WiFi Recently - any better?

We will be at VWL Dec 22-29th. Has the WiFi improved any in the past month or so? When we were at OKW in late May it worked - but was super slow.

Hoping maybe they fixed it.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:56 PM   #2
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i was at okw last week; wifi was great!
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:17 AM   #3
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Just returned from Boardwalk on Saturday. Wifi was very spotty-best VERY early in the morning but I had better luck with my 3G.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:05 AM   #4
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I was hoping they had fixed it. Seems like it is still hit or miss. Thanks
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:22 PM   #5
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I was at SSR from Nov 11-20, and the wifi was terrible in the room. The wifi was slow and froze often, forcing me to to reboot my tablet frequently (every 5-10 minutes or so). This was true in the morning, afternoon, and evening, so I wouldn't blame it on higher demand at specific times of the day.

On my last day I had a few hours to kill before Magical Express, so I was in the main SSR building in the afternoon, and the wifi was actually usable. It was amazing how much better it was (no freezing, I never had to reboot).

Disclaimers:

1 - SSR is huge and very spread out, so I suppose it could have been better in some areas than others. My room was in the Carousel area, far from the main lobby building.

2 - A friend who was with me for 3 days at the beginning of the trip told me she didn't have issues with the wifi, and she was using a laptop.
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:44 PM   #6
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-we were in a treehouse villa in October and had no problems with the wifi.
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:26 AM   #7
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We were at All Star Music for 2 days and it was really slow, but at OKW now and it hasnt missed a beat
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:53 PM   #8
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My DH is working on his dissertation and will need to do a bit of work on it during our Christmas trip. Sounds like everything is still really spotty. Glad we will have our old mobile card with us. At least he will be covered with that.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:53 PM   #9
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We were at Animal Kingdom Lodge, Jambo House, last week and had no issues with connection or speed. Was glad after some of the posts we had seen on the boards.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:54 PM   #10
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I'm at Wilderness Lodge now and it's maddening. I've been trying to download a magazine on and off for two days now - still can't get through the process without it freezing, etc. Why offer free wifi if it's going to be so terrible it's almost unusable???
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:19 PM   #11
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We were at Animal Kingdom Lodge, Jambo House, last week and had no issues with connection or speed. Was glad after some of the posts we had seen on the boards.


Same here and I was shocked at how good it was. When we were there in June - it was awful.
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:31 PM   #12
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To be comparable to other hotels/resorts they need to have WiFi available, nothing says it has to work.. I am with you, if it doesn't work then that is the same as not having it. When we had the wired it worked great but WiFi is useless in most cases. I have a feeling Disney went with a company that bidded service with a data cap and they use the poor service as a limiting factor to reduce data usage. Make sure to call and complain.
or... wifi technology is flawed when that many people are using it at the same time. try using wifi at any place with that amount of devices utilizing the service and you will have the same problem. that is why you will read stories about people having no problems with wireless and others with horror stories. wireless didnt just magically stop working for you, more likely the access point you are connected has someone uploading trip photos, watching netflix and skyping with grandma.
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:18 AM   #13
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At BLT now wifi seems to work just fine
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:09 PM   #14
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or... wifi technology is flawed when that many people are using it at the same time.
I think this is very true and i am sure they are cranking though tons of bandwidth with just about every device having WiFi abilities. But the point is that most hotels can make it work, i am sure disney can also. personally, i use my cell tethered to my computer. 4G tethered is much faster and safer (imho).
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:47 PM   #15
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Just wrapping up a trip at SSR and BLT and have surprisingly had no issues. Even in park wifi worked well. Was a battery saver on the iPhone for sure.
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