Free WiFi at C&CC sites

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  1. Janine

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    I’m not sure whether every C&CC site is the same but the Oxford site now has free WiFi. Bonus :)
     
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    It will be NOFI when the sites are busy with everyone trying to get on it. A good data package that supports tethering is the way to go.
     
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    Don't get exited it won't be free FOR long.
     
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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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    That’s Caravan Club I think. It’s ok some of the time.
     
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    Sorry yes that’s right.
     
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    It's not free...all the members are paying.
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    Blimey- what are you lot like? I’ll keep it to myself next time!
     
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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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    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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    Proof will be in the pudding
     
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    I got my email last night telling me about it but not read until now
     
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    It would be good if the bandwidth per user could be restricted so those who hog the network to stream movies & TV don't limit the access to those who want to surf.
     
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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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    Yes, this is an excellent idea and perfectly doable.
     
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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 read somewhere that they have installed something that does just that. Blowed if I can find the article!
     

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