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Chris

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I think it was only £25 per annum before that Janine.

It was so crap though that we didn’t use it.
 
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It's free. There was a members survey last year and I suggested they go the same way the continental sites are going. So perhaps they do listen to members, sometimes.

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Free, not free, depends on how you look at it. The problem is the quality. Same on the trains - why bother even saying it is available when it is worse than useless - sometimes even for email.

IF they can get fibre to the site (big if) then the technology exists to give a quality wifi service to all. To watch streamed Netflix can be done with as little as 4Mb/s - even a service at 8Mb/s would really be quite acceptable.
 

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Blimey- what are you lot like? I’ll keep it to myself next time!
Must admit I'm surprised at the reaction to your useful post!

From the March edition of the C&CC magazine which was delivered yesterday (page 14):

"Club Sites get more connected" - Wi-fi is now free at the majority of Club Sites thanks to a programme to expand and improve services throughout the network. Coverage and range has also been extended at 29 different Club Sites, meaning the average wi-fi speed at the majority of sites should be, under usual circumstances, perfect to shop online, search and book campsites, or check emails and social media... ...Free wi-fi now covers more than 85% of the Club's UK site network."

Sounds pretty good to me. (y)
 
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Must admit I'm surprised at the reaction to your useful post!

From the March edition of the C&CC magazine which was delivered yesterday (page 14):

"Club Sites get more connected" - Wi-fi is now free at the majority of Club Sites thanks to a programme to expand and improve services throughout the network. Coverage and range has also been extended at 29 different Club Sites, meaning the average wi-fi speed at the majority of sites should be, under usual circumstances, perfect to shop online, search and book campsites, or check emails and social media... ...Free wi-fi now covers more than 85% of the Club's UK site network."

Sounds pretty good to me. (y)


I got my email last night telling me about it but not read until now
 

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Most site WiFi, whether free or not, tends to be of lacklustre quality, with variable bandwidth issues. I personally have gone the MiFi route, piggy backing onto my Cell Phone. I can run up to 10 devices on it (allegedly) But it does cope with 2 I-Pads and a laptop simultaneously for surfing. never tried streaming, but I am told that it is possible on a 4G signal?.

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I noted at NEC today that they have decided (from 19Mar, I think) to provide WiFi for free "on most sites".
I cannot imagine anyone being able to stream data on such services. i'd expect it to break-up. I think the problems with low bandwidth come from too many requests being made simultaneously.
 

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Hotels - like the Premier Inn - manage to provide a two tier wifi network... the slow speed for web, email etc if free but the high speed, high volume option is chargeable.
I think this is a good idea.
 

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Hotels - like the Premier Inn - manage to provide a two tier wifi network... the slow speed for web, email etc if free but the high speed, high volume option is chargeable.
I think this is a good idea.
Yes, this is an excellent idea and perfectly doable.

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PeteH

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Has anyone else noticed that when you "sign up" for many of the "free" WiFi access options, you finish up with an inbox full of cr*p.?. ( the only "solution" I have found is to have a separate E-Mail address for this purpose?) But that wont work with the C&CC or CC I suspect.
 
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I've never found site-wide wifi to be very useful. I preferred the ones you used to get where it was free but only within range of reception/bar. This meant only a limited number were using it so the speed was adequate. I would never use a public wifi for anything like banking though.

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I've never found site-wide wifi to be very useful. I preferred the ones you used to get where it was free but only within range of reception/bar. This meant only a limited number were using it so the speed was adequate. I would never use a public wifi for anything like banking though.
You could get yourself a VPN extension and then you would be more secure with your banking
 

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Not sure this would make any difference, the weak point is the shared site network which would still be used even with a VPN.
I guess it depends on what you are transmitting to get on to your online banking. If it is one time passwords or a locally entered password on your device which is encrypted I think you should be okay but I am no expert. The point of the VPN is to stop someone accessing your device i.e. it keeps it hidden.

More likely to get your card cloned than get your bank hacked.

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This is apparently a new facility - as in free wifi - and as such, previous experiences of the old system might not be valid
As with everything, individuals have a choice... be a member of C&CC, stay on sites or use the 'free wifi'... or not.

So I say thanks to @Janine for this useful heads up (y).
 

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Well, I am sorry to prove many of you wrong, but I have been happily using the free wifi most of the afternoon with absolutely no problems. :)

How many people were on the site?

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How many people were on the site?
Why does that matter o_O?
It worked for Janine, so that's good.
If doesn't work for you - then no loss, it cost you nothing :whistle:.
Seriously, can no-one be happy about a service improvement - even if it's not perfect for every individual demands.
:rolleyes:
 

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Of course, it won't really be 'free'. It's at no additional charge.
Still a much better arrangement than the 'other' club, whatever it now calls itself. £24pa for a service that doesn't work in all locations? Better to spend that on a mobile connection that you can use anywhere (there's a signal).

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