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Old 05-05-2010, 10:56 AM   #16
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What do you do if you've got an itouch not an iphone?
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Old 05-05-2010, 11:13 AM   #17
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As for using the free Internet in the rooms at DVC, there is nö difference between the iPhone and iPod Touch. For both you will need a wireless router, for example the Airport Express from Apple. You then have your own wireless network. This you access as you would at home.
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Old 05-24-2010, 06:54 AM   #18
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We stayed at BCV last Sept. I took my wireless router with me and had absolutely no problems setting it up and using my Iphone!
My route did not lose any of it's settings in transit, so it was a simple case of plugging the ethernet cable into the router and powering up! My Iphone recognised my router, just as if I was at home, so all's I had to do was open the web browser to any site and it automatically redirected me to the Disney in-room Internet website. Follow the on screen instructions (once every 24 hours mind) and away you go!
I had no connection issues. Only downside was the fact that I was only getting a 0.5 meg connection on average. It peaked at 1 meg during the night (low use), so found it quite slow at times.

I plan on taking it for our upcoming trip in Dec - much easier to take the tiny router & iPhone, rather than a laptop!!!

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servers to the same that are being allocated to your router from Disney. If you are using dynamically assigned IP addresses (auto) then ignore this!
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Does the Acceptance policy show up in the internet browser when you open it the first time within 24 hours?

The reason I ask is, since I only have an iPhone, I was planning on bringing my WiFi Router with me, so I can still use the free Internet with my iPhone. But of course I would only be able to accept the internet policy if it shows up in a browser.

Has anyone on here already used the DVC internet with an iPhone?
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Old 06-30-2010, 06:50 AM   #19
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You only need to plug in the cable provided, click on the Disney policy acceptance and you will be online. Used our Samsung NC10 last yesr with no problems. You will have to do the acceptance thing every day as the internet is charged for 24 hours use. Of course you wont pay staying on points but you still have to go through the acceptance screen....
yeah..yeah..I want to try this..thanks dude!
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Old 06-30-2010, 06:53 AM   #20
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Does anyone know if to connect an Airport Express to the Internet outlet in the room, is a normal or a crossover cable needed?

Also, the cable provided in the room probably is a normal, non-crossover one, right?

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Old 06-30-2010, 09:15 AM   #21
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Does anyone know if to connect an Airport Express to the Internet outlet in the room, is a normal or a crossed cable needed?

Also, the cable provided in the room probably is a normal, non-crossed one, right?
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Sorry, the correct term would be "Ethernet Crossover Cable".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethernet_crossover_cable
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Old 07-01-2010, 05:27 AM   #23
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Would it work with an i touch?? I bought the disney app and could not figure out how to login to the internet when we were there in April
Do you have a link for this app? Would like to use my iphone to upload photos to photo-bucket while out there
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just been reading sounds easy we are dvc members and will be staying on our first dvc trip in september i will be taking my laptop thanks for the great info
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Old 01-23-2011, 12:39 PM   #25
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We are planning on taking our Ipad to the treehouse and thought it would be good for my friend to be able to have internet access in her own room as well, so we bought an apple airport express off ebay last week. Finding this thread has reassured me that our plan will work


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Old 01-24-2011, 02:50 AM   #26
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Really wish they would get wireless access sorted, although I suspect that the bill might be a little large to impliment.

Just an aside on the speed, first time we used it just after Saratoga Springs opened, the speeds where fantastic 20mb download and upto 10mb upload.

Was superfast for surfing or uploading photos. Unfortunately it seems to have been screwed down to around the 1/2 to 1mb download. Such a shame

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We are planning on taking our Ipad to the treehouse and thought it would be good for my friend to be able to have internet access in her own room as well, so we bought an apple airport express off ebay last week. Finding this thread has reassured me that our plan will work


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Have you used it yet Susan?

We take our iPad for the first time in April, whilst our off site villa has wi-fi it would be nice to use also for our Boardwalk stay.
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Old 02-05-2011, 11:03 AM   #28
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no we have not used it yet as we don't go until the end of March, but we used the ipad in Spain over new years and it was definately so much better than using our little arcos or taking the laptop. Fingers crossed this airport thingy works, it all sounds a little complicated to me!!!


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believe they have been roiling out WI fi throughout DVC resorts so you could use poolside and in and around no problem
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believe they have been roiling out WI fi throughout DVC resorts so you could use poolside and in and around no problem
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There may be some limited WiFi available in the public areas of some DVC resorts, especially those resorts associated with a convention center. But in general, there is no WiFi available in the rooms, you must have your own wireless router.

The non-WDW based resorts, as far as I know, are completely WiFi, but not the Disney World locations.
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