WiFi

Sunset Shores provides Internet access via 2 towers strategically located at east and west regions of the park. Signal strength will vary from site to site depending on tree and RV interference as well as distance from the towers. Reception on your computer also depends on the strength of your wireless card or plug-in client. If you are not staying connected to the network, or have more than one device connecting to the internet, we recommend a Long Range WiFi Repeater Kit for RVs.

THE PROBLEM: WiFi is a “line of sight” technology. Many RV’s have aluminum skins or bracing which block the signal. Even if your RV is fiberglass, there may be another RV parked next to you that has a solid aluminum skin, blocking your signal!

THE SOLUTION: A high gain antenna on the outside of your RV, above the roofline, with a clear “line of sight” to the campground WiFi. This antenna feeds the campground WiFi signal into the repeater unit which then provides you with your own personal WiFi hotspot in your RV and around your campsite. You connect just as you normally would with your computer’s built in WiFi. There is no software to install. It works with all operating systems (Windows, Mac, Linux) Multiple computers can connect to the repeater at one time allowing you to share the connection with your family or friends if you wish. Visit http://www.jefatech.com/product/RV-KIT-REPEATER to learn more.

Sunset Shores RV Park has a 50.0 Megabit connection (80 times the speed of DSL) for all residents to share 24 hours a day. Individual speeds can vary between 2 Mb and 15 Mb depending on usage and signal strength. Sunset records the bandwidth usage for each connection to our network and reserves the right to terminate access when excessive usage is detected.

What Is the Most Optimal Netflix Streaming Bandwidth?

According to Netflix, the Internet speed you’ll need for downloads is as follows:

  • For any streaming at all, you’ll need a minimum of 0.5 megabits per second (Mbps), but Netflix recommends 1.5 Mbps.
  • For DVD quality, you will need 3.0 Mbps.
  • For HD quality, you will need 5.0 Mbps.
  • For Super HD and 3D (really!) quality, you’ll need around 7.0-12.0 Mbps.

You can see that it only takes about 8 devices streaming video to begin choking our network bandwidth. HD video may be unavailable during peak usage times. To test your Internet speed, go to http://speedtest.net.

The wireless network is secured by a Firewall at the gateway computer and may detect unusual probes from your computer, thereby blocking you from access when certain thresholds are met. In most cases, these probes are not intentional or consequential.

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2 comments

  1. Rich Richardson

    07/29/15 – Recorded download speeds on my laptop, inside my automobile from all four corners of the park in excess of 10mb. Some interior speeds exceeded 15mb. This was tested around 12:30 PM. For anyone having trouble using the RV Park wireless, the network itself is not the problem. Often, the wireless connector in a device is not as strong as my off-the-shelf laptop (2012). That is why we hear some devices work and others not although they are in the same RV. Then there is the issue described above about obstructions and interference. In any case, with some adjustment and modifications most visitors should have decent connections.

    If you want to do HD streaming, get Dish, Direct TV, or use your cellular Hot Spot! This network was not made for entertainment. We will be glad to make streaming Netflix OK, but it will not be free.

  2. Rich Richardson

    We are building a new wireless network this week. Look forward to having the best technology we can find. Estimated launch will be sometime next week. During this period, the existing service may experience some outages.

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