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Can You Receive The Downtown Free WiFi From The Tower Rooms At El Cortez?

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by Foos, Sep 3, 2013.

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  1. Foos

    Foos Low-Roller

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    Has anyone staying at the tower rooms at the El Cortez been able to get and use the Downtown FREE WiFI Signal?
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    I could not even receive it in the middle of fremont street last month so i doubt it.
     
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    I will be bringing a Alfa High Gain USB Wireless Long-Rang WiFi network Adapter with 7dBi Panel Antenna which normally picks up signals from a long way away, otherwise I will try for a change to the small deluxe cabana room which has FREE WiFi....or if that doesn't work....I guess I will just have to experiment and see what signals I can grab.
    I need my WiFi:cry:


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    It worked well for me down on the street (Fremont). My phone could see the network but not connect from the Rush tower looking out the window towards Fremont or from a Fremont room looking down on Casino Center Dr.
     
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    Just got back and was able to get the free WiFi from the Golden Nugget room 3117 and had a very good connection I was using a Alfa High Gain USB Wireless Long-Rang WiFi network Adapter.
     
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    Great, then there is hope for me yet.

    Do they really have 31 floors at the GN or is that something like the 117th room on the 3rd floor?
     
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    It was the third floor facing Bridger st.
     
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    Thanks for the info.
     
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    I got rid of my internet provider a year or two ago and miss it little for what I need. I assume your units amplify the free wifi signal. Is it worth the cost. What does a unit run approximately and are their good, better and best ones? I guess yo can find them at BestBuy but are there better places to pick one up like online? Thanks for any advice you can offer.

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    The alfa's are considered to be the best for the money, the Alfa with the 7Dbi antenna is the best of the Alfa series for about $28.
    Search ebay for:
    Alfa 1000mW Wi-Fi AWUS036H w 5 dB OMNI & 7 dB DIRECTIONAL antenna LONG RANGE KIT
    Ships very quickly.
     
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    For anyone wanting to know if you can get Free Wifi from the El Cortez Tower rooms....I am in room 208 facing the mountains and I get the free wifi with a 98 signal on my alfa....I also could use the Gold Spike signal as that is signal is over 80 too. Very Pleased and Netflix works too.:beer:
     
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    Thanks so much, Foos.

    Jimbo338
     
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    Glad I could help, the Alfa is a very worthwhile purchase .
     
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    A big thank you for the info.
     
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    Foos:
    I figure that is a pretty cheap way out of 11.99/day for wifi so I ordered what you have and it arrived in 2 or 3 days. I read the quick instructions and put the cd in my computer but the screens that came up did not display anything close to wht I was supposed to click on. There is no Tech # to call. I loaded something in and finally it sees like it was instructions for installing a router. I have a hp Satellite L455 with windows 7. Any ideas?

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    The same issue was reported by several users on the Amazon,com site. Here’s the link to the discussion and the fix for the problem.

    http://tinyurl.com/lmpmvq5
     
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    I'm not that big a computer guy and each year I know less. My wife has an iPad, is there a way to use this antenna with it? The iPad has no USB port.
     
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    Try this
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVioG_1_KdM this is for win 8 but the procedure is the same for win 7
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSwygZzUfas
     
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    Without a usb port I don't think it will work , otherwise email alfa support and see what they say.
     
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    Thanks Sam and Foos,
    I clicked on the site and had no clue. I played and looked and clicked on things and felt so stupid, then I looked and a green light was flashing and my signals were all doubled. I have no idea what I did or if it was right but I got a great signal from my office where at times there was no signal at all. I don't think I could do it again or explain to anyone how I did it but it's working now anyway! tHANKS AGAIN.

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