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Old 10-27-2011, 10:46 AM   #1
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New Wifi - Any Feedback on this?

I wanted to see what people thought of the new wifi service..
is there any DVC resort it hasnt launched at yet?
is it fast?
is it free?
are there any caps on data?
is it usuable all around the resort or only in certain places?
is it Apple friendly?

I was bummed I was at Saratoga a month ago and just missed this.
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Old 10-27-2011, 11:14 AM   #2
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Old 10-27-2011, 12:24 PM   #3
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We were there last week and our iPhones, iPad and Macbook Air all picked up the signal in our room at both Kidani and BLT. The signal seemed pretty good at the bus stop at Kidani. I did not try at the pools or in any of the other common areas.
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Old 10-27-2011, 12:29 PM   #4
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We stayed at the Boardwalk last week and our iPhones and iPad worked with no problems. We sat by the pool several afternoons and the iPad worked as well.
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Old 10-27-2011, 12:40 PM   #5
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We were at BWV when the service was launched. There were some glitches the first few days but after that it worked great. We used it in the room and on the balcony and it worked well. It did not work very well for us in the hotel lobby.

They blocked Youtube initially (displayed a message saying it was blocked due to R-rated content) but it was unblocked a day or so later. Ustream worked well. I posted our upload/download speeds in the main thread on this topic.

The wired Internet in our room wasn't working well at all so it was a relief when the wireless service finally started working for us.
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Old 10-27-2011, 07:13 PM   #6
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Looking forward to in-room wifi next trip. Typically our party has 3 computers and maybe some kind of ipod touch so it will be handy for us.
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Old 10-27-2011, 07:19 PM   #7
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Used it at BLT and AKL and it worked great. No issues.

They say they are testing it. I do hope it is there to stay.
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Old 10-27-2011, 08:59 PM   #8
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Used it at SSR last week and it was great! Even though we new about the wi-fi we still brought our router, but soon disconnected it because the wi-fi was faster. Enjoy!
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Old 10-27-2011, 10:15 PM   #9
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We checked in on 10/15 and I tried to use the WiFi at BWV. It didn't work. Nothing loaded, it just stalled. We had our router with us, so never tried it again while there.

On 10/23 we checked into BLT and it worked just fine. I think they may have been screwing around with it still when we arrived.
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Old 10-28-2011, 09:38 AM   #10
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so do the DVC resorts now have free WiFi?
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Old 10-28-2011, 12:28 PM   #11
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so do the DVC resorts now have free WiFi?
Not much of a Detective since this was announced a few weeks ago! Just teasin', couldn't resist!

But the answer is yes -- all WDW Deluxe Resorts, including the DVC Villas.
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Old 10-28-2011, 12:41 PM   #12
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I have a tag along question. Do the rooms still have an ethernet connection?
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Old 10-28-2011, 01:43 PM   #13
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I have a tag along question. Do the rooms still have an ethernet connection?


yes, at least for now
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Old 10-28-2011, 03:36 PM   #14
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We were at BWV when the service was launched. There were some glitches the first few days but after that it worked great. We used it in the room and on the balcony and it worked well. It did not work very well for us in the hotel lobby.

They blocked Youtube initially (displayed a message saying it was blocked due to R-rated content) but it was unblocked a day or so later. Ustream worked well. I posted our upload/download speeds in the main thread on this topic.
Thanks for the update on YouTube. We were also at BWV when it launched (we were picking up signal before the fliers were passed out, and thought we were getting it from the pool area) and noticed that Facebook got blocked for a few days also. I think it was unblocked by the time we left.
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Old 10-28-2011, 04:11 PM   #15
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