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Caesar Palace WIRED internet in room

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by Aurelien, Sep 7, 2014.

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  1. Aurelien

    Aurelien Low-Roller

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    Hello, we will be in Vegas for a week at the Caesar Palace but my wife can't stop working for this long and she wiil need internet at least twice a day.
    There is "in room internet" in the hotel fees, does this mean that we will have an ethernet cable in the room ?
    If yes, is it possible to connect a router because we have iPad / Macbook Air and no ethernet ports....

    Thanks!
     
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    What tower are you in?
     
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    When we stayed at Caesar's a couple of years ago, we had wi-fi in the room. I don't recall seeing an ethernet cable for wired-in access.
     
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    I've stayed in all the towers except Roman and there were ports in all of them. Not all of them worked, though. Some of the lamp fixtures have ports, don't bother with them, find one in the wall.

    There won't be a cable, you'll have to bring your own.

    No idea if you can use a router.

    I use wired for my laptop when the port works, but the in room internet is wireless as well.
     
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    I'm told that all guest rooms have wi-fi.
     
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    It was said that they'll put WIFI back in february, I hope it is the case now!
    Ok, I'll try to bring a router and a cable thanks!
    We will be in the Forum Tower.
     
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    I just double checked with the missus. All rooms have wifi as part of the resort fee.
     
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    Thanks wigwam, that's not something I've found searching on the website, do you have a link?
     
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    My girlfriend is the hotel manager there. I asked her directly.
     
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    I was wondering what the reason is with charging for Wi-Fi. Do they not want you to use your Wi-Fi in place of gambling downstairs? Since these resorts now make more money from restaurants and entertainment other than gambling, Wi-Fi would make it easier for someone to arrange for these dining and entertainment venues. I hope that someday Wi-Fi will be free for everyone at resort locations.
     
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    WIFI won't get as much customer as you think and it's a total pain to provide it correctly to hundred of people. Trust me I'm an engineer :)
     
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    Wi/Fi IS FREE at the Hard Rock... it's included in the resort-fee.
     
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    I believe the wifi is for one device only.
     
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    Then why provide it at all?
     
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    Wi-Fi at the Caesars properties also comes with the resort fee. But those who are comped rooms don't have to pay the resort fee unless they want Wi-Fi.
     
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    Is the wifi secure enough for your wife's work?
     
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    Not necessarily an issue -- I have both a VPN and a Citrix environment that my office provides, and I have a personal VPN that I use on any public networks.

    As to why charge, because they can. It's not an issue of getting people down to the casino; this day and age, everyone just needs to be online. As long as they don't go overboard on the pricing, people will pay.
     
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    They have to provide it because it would differenciate them from other casinos and hotels, and when almost every place is giving it for a small fee the other hotels must do it!
    With the resort fee the Hotel have enough money to provide WIFI but I think they already use that money to cover other expenses. And in the USA Internet bandwith is so expensive... During peak hours you need so much bandwith for 1000's of guests!

    Yes WIFI is secured enough to receive and send email (pop3s) as well as using Skype.
     
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    The critical word there being 'correctly'.

    It is a pain to do a good job of it but I think hotels just put a couple of repeaters in each corridor to retrofit. It's certainly not good quality. In busy periods it crawls.

    Not sure where you got the bandwidth costs from? Internet is more expensive in the USA, but most of my friends pay about 40 dollars a month for unlimited home internet. The hotel will have a 100 meg connection (or similar) which cost a couple of grand a month. They will just apportion some of it to guest network.
     
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    Yes! You got it!
    There is a huge $ difference between your home access and a professional access with garanteed bandwith and availability and 100mb doesn't cost 100x1mb for home usage.
    For an hotel like Caesar Palace I think you should have a nice budget all in all : a few $10K's for the bandwith, many of these pro contracts are much more $100,000/month with two lines (not the case here), LAN distribution for 1000's of rooms, proxys, WIFI spots ... close to a million of $ in investment and maintenance. We have a 30 stories building with 1500 people here at work and WIFI is a nightmare, you really have to manage blind spots and disturbance between signals.

    $40 is really low, colleague of mine were paying >$100 in Colorado (with TV) and it was shutting down when the weather wasn't nice, in France it is much more $40 for TV/Unlimited Internet/unlimited phone and 12mb bandwith.
     
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