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Old 02-13-2013, 04:15 PM   #1
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Anyone else notice that the wifi at resorts is poor?

We're at Kidani Village right now, and my internet keeps dropping out. I called for assistance and she just told me to use Internet Explorer.

Is it always this bad?
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:48 PM   #2
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It's always that bad, I totally agree with you. Ever since they switched over to free wifi, it has been horrible. I didn't feel it was right to be charged to use the Internet before but I would be willing to now if it was better. I would end up using my IPad and use 3G because it was better when I was able to, but for business with laptop and such I tried best to deal with it. If you have something important you can always visit a business center, like at the Yacht Club, and rent computer for sometime. You do have to pay but if its a necessity to have solid good connection it is worth it.
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:54 PM   #3
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It is so bad I rather pay $10 a night with the Ethernet than have free wifi
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:24 PM   #4
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Had a horrible experience at BCV last week. Connection would keep freezing up after a few minutes. Found that if I turned the computer's wifi off and back on that it would resume but then it stalled again a few minutes later. Very frustrating.

It appears that Disney knows there is a problem. I got a survey when I got home and there were several questions on it related to the quality of wifi service.
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:27 PM   #5
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Had a horrible experience at BCV last week. Connection would keep freezing up after a few minutes. Found that if I turned the computer's wifi off and back on that it would resume but then it stalled again a few minutes later. Very frustrating.

It appears that Disney knows there is a problem. I got a survey when I got home and there were several questions on it related to the quality of wifi service.
I have gotten that survey a lot since they changed to WiFi and I guess they don't care how much it stinks it about getting complaints.
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:23 PM   #6
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Wifi uses an antenna. Maybe it works better in some wings of the resort in which case these boards might serve as a good place where experiences are collected and the "best wing for wifi" at each resort can be publicized.
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:32 PM   #7
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It was horrible for me last week at BLT.
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:44 PM   #8
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Poor network design for the number of users, and definitely not enough bandwidth.
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:57 PM   #10
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We're at Kidani Village right now, and my internet keeps dropping out. I called for assistance and she just told me to use Internet Explorer.

Is it always this bad?
I'm at Kidani Village suffering with you. Even my 10-year-old was complaining when trying to use her MacBook.
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:01 PM   #11
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I have been to bwi, yc, contemporary, SSR numerous times since the switch and it was awful at all of them
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It is so bad I rather pay $10 a night with the Ethernet than have free wifi
Is this still available at the resorts?
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:04 PM   #13
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I'm at riverside right now and am having a good experience with the wi-fi. I am in the mansion section.
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:10 PM   #14
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Of course it's going to to be slow. You have to think of ow many people are trying to get online. If you need to get online, do so while people are in bed or at the parks.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:26 PM   #15
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It was fine for me last week at the Wilderness Lodge. I didn't use it a lot, but when I did it worked well.
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