Wi Fi … Love It or Hate It

07/10/2009 at 2:36 am Leave a comment

The world of wireless internet connections has quickly become the most significant feature in our society. We can’t live without our emails, the internet, online bill-paying, online banking, and the vast array of social networking … and we certainly don’t want to be connected via a wire or cable. Society demands wi fi … wireless internet.

High Plains Camping delivers! We’ve been providing FREE wi fi for years now.

RVers and campers who are staying with us can surf the web from:

  • their site
  • the comfort of the climate-controlled and spacious laundry room
  • any picnic table
  • the Rec & Relaxation Sunflower Barn
  • and even the neighboring restaurant.

So why the blog? Because not all internet devices are equal. As the park owner, I receive countless praises for the strong signal our wi fi produces. I also receive a few complaints because a few guests say “your signal is so weak my laptop can’t find it.” Why is it one person on a far away site can have such a wonderfully strong signal while the other person on a closer site can’t find the signal at all?

On the High Plains, where forests are something we just read about, there’s very little to block reception. Mostly I find that the person simply needs to be shown how to make the connection.

Tonight I had one I just couldn’t help. His laptop couldn’t find my signal, nor the signal of my neighboring businsess. Why? I’m not sure. My ameteur skills could find no reason for this trouble. This result is extremely rare. Usually I find that either:

  • the person is sitting between the laptop and our antenna (bodies definitely weaken the signal), or
  • their full wall of TV and stereo equipment (and no window) is between the laptop and our antenna, or
  • the equipment is simply too inefficient to read the signal from the campsite (moving closer to the antenna solves the problem).

One time it was a matter of 1 family having 3 laptops. Two family members were “happy campers” while the third was very jealous of their connections.  Guess who had the oldest laptop?

For those who have such issues, I offer 24-hour access to the public computer in the laundry room. Originally this computer was thought of as a way for those without laptops to connect while they traveled. Now I’m grateful it’s become a new solution for the few who have troublesome receivers.


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