It should be said that wifi is an imperfect art, it struggles to be both consistent and high speed in a location such as an RV Park. Between an environment that is constantly changing due a large number of factors, and a diverse group of customer hardware, wifi is given a bad deal. Wifi was designed to operate over distances of less that 300 ft nominal with no noise or interference. Noise can be made by your cell phone, microwaves, or other customers' computers competing for the same wifi tower. We have noticed that customers who have 5 Ghz on their devices have the best luck, also hardware less than 5 years old is recommended.
Current Wifi Setup
Wifi Dashboard: https://cloudtrax.com/dashboard.php
(please note that the network name is "santafeskies").
Enter the network name and click "View Status".
Notes about Wifi
January 18, 2017 Wireless N Routers have been installed in all of the 23 wifi tower locations. We also have 5 Ghz Towers at key locations.
For customers that experience problems with their service are free to check out a wireless booster in the office.
Currently we have 11 Towers that support 5 Ghz and expect that number to increase to 15 in the next weeks.
The Internet backbone has been upgraded to support 100 Mbps connections from Daylily to the Point of internet and from the middle of Yucca to the building.
- 1st Internet Connection Tested connection Rates: Download: 100 Mbps / Upload: 24 Mbps
- 2nd Internet Connection Tested connection Rates: Download: 20 Mbps / Upload: 6 Mbps
- 23 Wireless Access points total
- 8 access points connected via ethernet
- 15 access points connected via wireless link
Best sites for wifi
- Aster 4&5
- Iris 4&5
- Zinnia 2
- Wildflower 3&4
- Yucca 30
The internet connection to the rv park office supplies the wifi, the office itself, and the wired customers. There are two connections to the internet. One Comcast Connection and one Centurylink connection. We have two because if one fails, the other can take over, when they are both operating, they share the traffic. The connection between the internet and the wifi towers is wired. Any tower that does not have a wired connection is wireless to a unit that does. More smaller cheaper towers have been better than bigger more powerful towers that were less effective.
Hard Wired Internet
Certain sites are capable of getting an actual hard wired internet connection if requested. This is available for a fee to monthly customers and for free at the nightly/weekly rate. Please see Greg in the office for more details.