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Resorts & Accomodations Discuss Internet Access at WDW resorts in the Vacation Planning forums; WDW was supposedly bringing hi-speed internet access to all its resorts, and Wi-Fi access to some. Does anyone know which resorts currently have them or are in the process of ...
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    Internet Access at WDW resorts

    WDW was supposedly bringing hi-speed internet access to all its resorts, and Wi-Fi access to some. Does anyone know which resorts currently have them or are in the process of getting them? I'm especially interested in knowing what kind of access is available at PO: Riverside and the Polynesian. Thanks!
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    Looks like its mainly DVC, someDeluxes,and CS at the moment:
    http://allearsnet.com/acc/internet.htm

    In-Room High Speed Internet Access (HSIA)

    Fee: $9.95 for a contiguous 24 hour period

    Requirements: A Local Area Network (LAN) cable, or in-room connection.

    Availability: This program is being phased in gradually at all the resorts:

    Resorts with High-Speed Internet Access available now:

    Beach Club Villas
    BoardWalk (including DVC units)
    Contemporary
    Coronado Springs
    Grand Floridian
    Old Key West
    Saratoga Springs
    Villas at the Wilderness Lodge
    WDW Swan and Dolphin (no extra charge)
    Yacht & Beach Club

    Technical Support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by touching 56 from any room or house phone.



    Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) High Speed Wireless Internet Access

    Wi-Fi is available to those staying at certain Disney resorts. If your laptop computer or Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) is Wi-Fi enabled, you'll be able to access the internet from the common areas of these resorts.

    Fee: $4.99 for the first 60 minutes or $9.95 for 24 contiguous hours. The vendor that provides this Wi-Fi service, Smart City, will bill you using a secure credit card transaction via the on-screen internet connection.

    Requirements: a wireless interface card (WIC) installed on your device. These are available for purchase in each resort's business center.

    Availability:

    BoardWalk

    Convention Center Hallways/Common Areas
    Resort Lobby
    Main Swimming Pool Area
    Concierge Lounges
    Bellevue Lounge

    Contemporary

    Front desk sitting area
    14th Floor Concierge - sitting area
    Outer Rim Bar (near Concourse Steakhouse)
    1st Floor Convention Center Lobby
    2nd Floor Convention Center Lobby
    Feature Pool

    Coronado Springs

    Main Hotel Lobby
    Convention Center Lobby area
    Feature Pool
    Francisco's Lounge

    Grand Floridian

    1st Floor Lobby area including Tea Room
    Convention Center Lobby area
    4th Floor Concierge area - sitting area

    Yacht & Beach Club

    Main Lobby area (both resorts)
    Concierge sitting area (both resorts)
    Convention Center Lobby area
    Stormalong Bay Pool

    Technical Support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by calling the vendor, Smart City, at their help desk: 407-938-HELP.
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    thanks, Amanda. I had looked at AllEarsNet first, and that info is at least a year old. Anyone know if any further progress has been made?
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    Actually, I called yesterday for an update, as I was booking my trip in April.

    The info is pretty accurate, as I inquired about a number of resorts. For any of the Moderates/Value, they tell you that you need to use the business centers in the Contemporary, Coronado, Baordwalk, etc. Too bad. No reason not to have them in all the resorts.
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    Can't more recent than that! Thank you, Lou.
    Too bad is right!
    Do the business centers have printers you can use w/ your own computer, or do you have to use their computer?
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    I haven't been to the biz centers in WDW, but they usllay have a PC that you can use to access the net, get your email, use MS Office, check in on DWT.com, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKQJ10
    ... check in on DWT.com, etc.
    No kidding! If Deanna doesn't have your baby before August 20th, that's exactly what I'll be doing!
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