6 Great Hotel Internet Access Tips For Travelers

By Abra G. Konigsberg


Whether you are traveling a long or short distance, you may want to take advantage of different lodging options. One popular amenity for lodging is hotel internet. Free Wi-Fi has become a necessity instead of a perk over the years. People use Wi-Fi to keep in touch with their friends and family while they are away and stay in touch with work.

It is in your best interest to use Wi-Fi whenever it is available if you are currently paying to use data on your cell phone. A lot of people are used to using their cell phone's data connection to check their social media accounts and do other things, but if you have to pay for using your cell phone's data, you can use Wi-Fi which is free. Data and data roaming charges will not be an issue.

In-room wired connections are an option in some lodging facilities. Wired connections or ethernet connections are sometimes faster and more reliable than wireless connections. Some people are not fond of wireless connections because they believe they are sub-par, but this is not entirely true. Ethernet connections can be used with many devices, including laptops, desktops and Chromebooks.

Your wireless connection in the lodging facility may be free, but there may be underlying print you need to consider. The network connection that is offered may have limited access. When a network is limited, many different websites may be blocked. You may be prohibited from checking your social media accounts and accounts that are similar.

Not all lodging facility's computer networks are free. Some of these facilities offer a computer network that is secured. In order to receive the network security key to access the network, you will have to pay a fee. The fee is a one-time fee that lasts the duration of your stay. The fee is generally under $15. Once this network fee is paid, your access to the network is unlimited.

A slow network connection is a common issue with a lot of free networks that are offered. Sometimes the signal will fade from excellent to poor in a matter of seconds. The quality of the network depends upon the location of the hotel and the wireless provider they have. Equipment, such as a signal booster may be used to improve the quality of the network's signal.

Many lodging network connections are not private. This means any information you provide, especially personal, is not protected on an unsecured network and just about anyone can access your information. There are a lot of lodging facilities that offer wired internet in their lobby, but it is still over a public network that does not require a keyword and your personal information can be obtained by someone else.

There are many things that make a person's lodging experience great, and a wireless connection is one of them. These are just a few things you may want to keep in mind when you are at a lodging facility and using their network. These network tips and facts will keep your information safe and help you enjoy the facility's network better.




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