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Old 05-16-2013, 06:59 AM   #16
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Which resort you staying in? we found the parks OK it was OKW that we struggled with.
Daughter doesn't seem to have any problems with her phone anywhere whereas I find it wifi difficult on my iPad at the resort and great at the parks. Wifi near lobby, food court etc better than in the bedroom
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Old 05-16-2013, 07:11 AM   #17
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I think 1-2mbps would be sufficient which I don't think is unreasonable. Does anybody remember 15 years ago when people were starting to get home broadband connections and we thought 512kbps was fast? What on earth did we do before then? ��
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Daughter doesn't seem to have any problems with her phone anywhere whereas I find it wifi difficult on my iPad at the resort and great at the parks. Wifi near lobby, food court etc better than in the bedroom
If I remember correctly we were getting 0.5mb/s in room very hit & miss by Millers Rd pool, 4mb/s in MK.
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Old 05-16-2013, 07:29 AM   #18
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Which resort you staying in? we found the parks OK it was OKW that we struggled with.
We're at French Quarter, it works everywhere except the bus stop and boat dock. It's really handy for checking wait times on the Disney Experience app instead of trekking all the way to the ride
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We're at French Quarter, it works everywhere except the bus stop and boat dock. It's really handy for checking wait times on the Disney Experience app instead of trekking all the way to the ride
So are we! Daughter has no problems at bus top or the dock, or at least she is always on her phone! Have I been chatting to you? Room 4213
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We are here now too at CSR and I've been really impressed with the wifi so far. As others have said we had a few problems at the bus stops and DTD but other than that its been great.
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We struggled at SSR it was always losing connection and took forever to upload any pics! Was one of the reasons I could not keep up with the live trip report
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If I remember correctly we were getting 0.5mb/s in room very hit & miss by Millers Rd pool, 4mb/s in MK.
Ouch. 0.5mb is not great. Just out curiosity, are wired connections still in the rooms? Have they been made free of charge? I'm in SSR by the way? I could take my own router I guess....On the other hand, 4mb is broadly comparable to outdoor 3G coverage and isn't bad considering the number of potential connections. I will hopefully have some luck with it anyway!
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Ouch. 0.5mb is not great. Just out curiosity, are wired connections still in the rooms? Have they been made free of charge? I'm in SSR by the way? I could take my own router I guess....On the other hand, 4mb is broadly comparable to outdoor 3G coverage and isn't bad considering the number of potential connections. I will hopefully have some luck with it anyway!
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Personally I wish they have left the choice - we had an Apple Express in our owners locker for a couple of years which meant we have a secure in room wifi connection at a decent speed

OKW last year was really bad. BLT was mainly good first thing but afternoons and evening were really bad.
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So are we! Daughter has no problems at bus top or the dock, or at least she is always on her phone! Have I been chatting to you? Room 4213
I don't think so we're in 7101 literally the last room in the furthest building lol

After saying the wifi was really good it was terrible in Magic Kingdom today, I think I jinxed it haha
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I have to apologise as my daughter disdainfully told me last night there is no wifi available at the bus stop she has just been sorting her photos on her phone! It occurred to me yesterday in the parks people spend a lot of time in queues on their phone rather than chatting, bit sad really.
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It occurred to me yesterday in the parks people spend a lot of time in queues on their phone rather than chatting, bit sad really.
I rarely use my phone but Karen & Matt do, I said to them on more than one occasion last trip, introducing Wifi was one of the worst things Disney have ever done.
Some great benefits like being able to ring each other free in different parts of the park or even different parks but I still preferred the parks without Wifi.
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I had no problems in Kidani or OKW, they have upgraded the wifi from even a year ago where I had to drop connection and pick up in different locations etc. The airline delayed our bags over the Easter weekend so made quite a few phone calls over skype from the parks and the resort and got a clear connection every time. I also used Logmein ignition on the phone and iPad to remote control a PC back in UK without issues as well as streaming from our Tivo using a sling box.

I don't know if the times of day will make a difference or whether you may just get unlucky with a number of high users in the same area, for the cost how much will it effect your business if you don't have a backup? I have always intended to by a myfi type thing but this year decided I was glad I never had.
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I'm one of the ones using my phone on queues lol but majority of the time it's to look up wait times and park hours, which might have been one of the main reason they introduced it.
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