Coast Resorts Open Roads Forum: Good Sam Club: Wifi at Good Sam parks
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Good Sam Club

Open Roads Forum  >  Good Sam Club

 > Wifi at Good Sam parks

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Next
jamesgrayph

Albuquerque

New Member

Joined: 08/14/2014

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 08/14/14 03:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Until this summer I had always felt that one of the advantages of Good Sam parks was good wifi access. Most of the Good Sam Parks we stayed at this summer continued to have pretty good wifi. However, this summer we stayed at two Good Sam parks that used Tengointernet. I found Tengointernet really difficult to use. It uses a security procedure that is really aimed at Windows PC users and is very user unfriendly to Mac or Android device users. The information provided about how to access wifi by the staff at the parks we stayed in was contradictory and confusing. I still do not not know how it should have been done. At one park I called the toll free number for help. I was put on a hold for about 20 minutes constantly hearing a message saying my call would be answered in 1 to 3 minutes. After finally getting to a live support person he did not give me enough information to allow me ever get my Mac connected. I gave up in disgust that evening and never accessed the internet. At the other Good Sam Park using Tengointernet we did get some wifi access, but it was unreliable and our devices would not stay connected. In previous years we usually did not have very good wifi access when we stayed at private non-affiliated campgrounds. Although some of the Good Sam campgrounds had good wifi this year, we found our best wifi at a couple of private non-affiliated campgrounds.
James L. Gray

Francesca Knowles

Port Hadlock, Washington

Senior Member

Joined: 02/23/2011

View Profile



Posted: 08/14/14 03:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you're trying to communicate with the Good Sam Club, I'd suggest you post in that forum section (link) or request of the Moderator that this post be moved there.

This section is for technical questions related to software/functions at this website and is not typically monitored by folks associated with Good Sam Club/Affinity Group business issues.


" Not every mind that wanders is lost. " With apologies to J.R.R. Tolkien

1492

Washington, DC

Moderator

Joined: 04/08/2005

View Profile



Posted: 08/14/14 03:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Moved from Forum Technical Support

kcmoedoe

missouri

Senior Member

Joined: 06/15/2014

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 08/14/14 03:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good Sam does not own, operate, manage, consult or otherwise involve themselves in the operations of any Good Sam RV park. They have no input into what wifi provider a park uses. I think you will find, like everyone else, wifi quality varies widely from place to place and park to park. Some of it is under the control of the park and much of it is not.

azdryheat

Tucson, AZ

Senior Member

Joined: 03/02/2012

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 08/14/14 04:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Add WiFi quality to the Good Sam Ratings. WiFi is as important, if not more important to campers, than the Restroom category. (Frankly, I don't even use the Restroom rating).


2013 Chevy 3500HD CC dually
2014 Voltage 3600 toy hauler
2011 Harley Ultra Limited


kcmoedoe

missouri

Senior Member

Joined: 06/15/2014

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 08/14/14 06:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

azdryheat wrote:

Add WiFi quality to the Good Sam Ratings. WiFi is as important, if not more important to campers, than the Restroom category. (Frankly, I don't even use the Restroom rating).
And how would anyone determine the wifi's quality? Might be extremely fast at 2 PM and unusable at 8PM. Might work fine on a laptop, and nothing on an I-pad. Might work great from site 22 and nothing at site 25. Same logic as why they don't rate cell coverage. It would be like chasing unicorns.

jamesgrayph

Albuquerque

New Member

Joined: 08/14/2014

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 08/16/14 11:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The kind of security on the wifi network would be easy to evaluate and report. Difficult to rate reliably is not the same as impossible. I will bet that azdryheat could help develop criteria.

pyoung47

MO

Senior Member

Joined: 02/16/2005

View Profile


Online
Posted: 08/16/14 02:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

At the park we were at last winter access was assured due to several wifi towers throughout the park. Bandwidth was different. Reading the news was a chore. Netflix was impossible. We've yet to find a park with the bandwidth necessary to support all of the users. Parks just don't have the resources to handle today's intensive applications. We generally just use our IPhones, since we have unlimited data.

Pogoil

Oregon Coast

Senior Member

Joined: 01/04/2010

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 08/24/14 12:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes it is often the fault of the users not the park that makes it slow.
Netflix consumes so much bandwidth that one user can slow down a good WiFi system.

Pogoil.

Oaklevel

MidAlantic

Senior Member

Joined: 09/03/2012

View Profile





Offline
Posted: 08/24/14 04:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wow did not know being a "Good Sam Park" had anything to do with WIFI .....Personally we go camping to be away & prefer the park not to have internet access. Of course not having cell access is great too..... Perfer not to be bothered.....

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Next

Open Roads Forum  >  Good Sam Club

 > Wifi at Good Sam parks
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Good Sam Club


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2017 CWI, Inc. © 2017 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS