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Old 02-06-2011, 12:40 PM   #31
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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.
2 years ago we had wi fi at AKLv and no convention centre there?
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Old 02-06-2011, 02:00 PM   #32
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2 years ago we had wi fi at AKLv and no convention centre there?
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Yeah, AKV is really the exception. They have some wifi areas. There are also a few hotspots at BWV near the brewing company, but generally, don't count on having too much wifi service at Disney World.
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Old 02-09-2011, 11:19 AM   #33
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Dear Paul,

Thank you for contacting DISNEY VACATION CLUB®.

We appreciate your interest in a DISNEY VACATION CLUB Resort. We
currently do have High Speed Internet (hard-wired LAN) in all DISNEY
VACATION CLUB Villas. Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) in currently only
available in most lobby areas and not in the Villas.

Please let us know if we can be of any further assistance.

Sincerely,

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Old 08-24-2011, 03:11 AM   #34
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Yeah I have used internet at Hi-Speed internet at OKW, BWV .You can also try that.
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Old 08-29-2011, 03:20 PM   #35
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Just an FYI the internet cable in the room is only about 4 feet long so if you need a longer cable you will need to bring one with you. And the speed is very very very slow.
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Old 09-03-2011, 05:07 PM   #36
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Just arrived at Saratoga Springs. Bought an Airport Express at Gatwick airport £74.08

You need to connect it to your pc or laptop first which needs to have Airport Utility v5.5.1or later installed.

If you have a netbook or a laptop without a CD drive this can be downloaded of the Internet.

Connect your Airport Express to your laptop via a cat5 cable (ethernet) your laptop find the Airport Express which then takes 2 or 3 mins to setup up.

Unplug the cable from the laptop, unplug the AE from the mains, plug your cat5 cable into the wall socket then your AE, then plug your AE into the mains

Takes a minute to initialise, the light turns green and your off.

I am posting this from my iPad on my balcony overlooking the pool at The Grandstand. Will try it from the pool in the morning.

The AE is slightly smaller than a paperback book and you can connect to it with virtually anything - iPads iPhones laptops, blackberrys etc

What a difference it makes !

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Old 09-09-2011, 01:47 PM   #37
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Would I be able to get free internet access as I am renting this time? Also I am not a techno wizard and will only be taking either my iphone or blackberry ipad. What would I use/need to access the internet.I am at OKW and AKLV(Kidani).
When you say wireless router,I only have my virgin router or am I totally wrong? I cant even access wifi here as it always asks me for a password Do not have a clue .Can someone help me.
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Old 09-09-2011, 04:37 PM   #38
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Would I be able to get free internet access as I am renting this time? Also I am not a techno wizard and will only be taking either my iphone or blackberry ipad. What would I use/need to access the internet.I am at OKW and AKLV(Kidani).
When you say wireless router,I only have my virgin router or am I totally wrong? I cant even access wifi here as it always asks me for a password Do not have a clue .Can someone help me.
no only members can get free internet via a lan cable provided in the room, not guest staying on points .so for your phones no or BlackBerry (they don't make or do the iphone apple do)no
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Old 09-09-2011, 04:42 PM   #39
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Hi Crabbie,

When you click on the page to accept the t's and c's for Internet access it tells you " there is no daily access fee for Disney Vacation Club Members staying at a Disney Vacation Club Resort using their Membership" so ......

Because you are staying on points, I would say it should be free, but .....

The other point about bringing your iPhone and blackberry iPad ( is that the blackberry playbook ) will cause you problems because you need wireless access to use these. Ther is only wired access at DVC resorts at the moment, so you will need to bring a wireless router which is already setup to plug in to the wired network which will let you access the Internet.

I probably wouldn't bring the one from home, but would by another one such at the apple airport express. You would need to set this up at home as it needs to be accessed the first time by a wired source (pc or laptop) to sort out the software and with your iPhone/blackberry, you don't have wired access.

Hope this helps, but if not, shout away

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I did read, I think it was in the main DVC board, that they are adding routers to the villas at OKW.
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Hi Crabbie,

When you click on the page to accept the t's and c's for Internet access it tells you " there is no daily access fee for Disney Vacation Club Members staying at a Disney Vacation Club Resort using their Membership" so ......

Because you are staying on points, I would say it should be free, but .....


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when you check in they give you the access code if your a member or you can ring front desk again only if your a member, code changes as well
As your a guest they will know your not a member so will ask you to pay
There are a few hot spots around but these have seamed to have dropped this year we found one near the pizza window at the board-walk this year,last visit there was was at kadani pool at AKL(both free) think its to do with the carts and the bar for payments.Have heard there rolling out Wi-fi but disney will not confirm ,but again if not members you will have to pay
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Old 09-10-2011, 05:57 AM   #42
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when you check in they give you the access code if your a member or you can ring front desk again only if your a member, code changes as well
Is that a new system Paul? When we stayed at Saratoga Springs in 2009 I just connected my netbook up and logged in as normal, no codes to enter or anything.
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Is that a new system Paul? When we stayed at Saratoga Springs in 2009 I just connected my netbook up and logged in as normal, no codes to enter or anything.
No access codes need at Saratoga Springs for the wired Internet access. Been here the past week and many many times before and all you do is accept terms and conditions and click on agree.

The only time you "might" need a code is if it breaks nd gives you an error number. Then you just phone the number on the screen, quote the error code and they give you a number to stick in the box to fix the error.

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Old 09-10-2011, 06:21 AM   #44
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Is that a new system Paul? When we stayed at Saratoga Springs in 2009 I just connected my netbook up and logged in as normal, no codes to enter or anything.
because we didn't have charging on our room we had to get a code from front desk at BCV and at vero beach.
If you have a CC on room and a member your unlocked to use it non members will be charged members not
We never apply CC to room as had problems in past that's why we get a code
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Old 09-10-2011, 11:30 AM   #45
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We always have charging on the room so that would be why, thanks Paul.
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