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FREE City WiFi Reception From Rooms In The Four Queens?

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels' started by Foos, Dec 9, 2016.

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  1. Foos

    Foos High-Roller

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    I have been spoiled lately with Free WiFi in the Cabana Suites in Vegas, but this trip I will be staying in the Four Queens, last time I was there (19th floor?) connecting to the free city WiFi was hit and miss even with my Alfa antenna.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/131299979062
    Does anyone have recent experiences staying at the Four Queens and connecting to LV-net free WiFi?
    Any tower better than the other for WiFi signal?
    Any tower better than the other for room noise or other reasons?
    Thanks
     
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  2. Buddha

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    Hello Foos .... I am very surprised that getting the free City WiFi while at the Four Queens has been a problem.
    I use my "Alfa" antenna extender from the 7th floor of my south-facing MSS room, and I can get the free city WIFI signal, as well as the Plaza signal.

    "Buddha"
     
  3. Foos

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    Last time (2+ yrs ago) it was a problem way up on the top floors but it might have been the Alfa's fault ( I had dropped it)
    I have since replaced that Adapter/antenna with the new Alfa WiFi adapter that receives both 2.4ghz and 5ghz Wifi signals and the new Flat panel 10 dBi Antenna
    so hopefully I should get a great signal. I was just curious how strong the signal in the rooms is now.
    Any recommendations on room or tower choices at the 4 Queens?
    Thanks
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/111698207758?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT
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    I was coming on to ask the same thing. I assume that the rooms facing Fremont catch the free public wifi?
     
  5. Foos

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    It should be Excellent WiFi Now, I am surprised I never read anyone talking about how fast it is or should be now?
    Fiber optic should make streaming Netflix decent.


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    http://www.nevadabusiness.com/2016/06/lv-net-updates-free-wi-fi-in-downtown-las-vegas/

    Connecting to the internet in downtown Las Vegas just got a lot faster. The free Wi-Fi provided by LV.Net in partnership with the City of Las Vegas has been updated from a connection speed of 1 Mbps to 100+ Mbps (unlimited speeds), as fast a user’s connection and signal quality allows.

    LV.Net is Nevada’s largest locally-owned internet service provider (ISP), with four offices and data centers in Southern Nevada. The company works in partnership with the City of Las Vegas to provide free Wi-Fi, or wireless internet access, in public areas at and near the Fremont Street Experience and East Fremont Street downtown.

    LV.Net’s partnership with the City of Las Vegas to provide free Wi-Fi downtown began in 2013. “At the time of implementation, to rapidly deploy the network, we were utilizing wireless technologies on the backbone and could only accommodate 1 Mbps to hundreds of simultaneous users,” said LV.Net president Marty Mizrahi. “Since then, we have upgraded the network to utilize a fiber optic backbone which enables us to deliver unlimited and uncapped data. With this update, users will be able to browse the internet much more quickly than previously capable in the Las Vegas Downtown Connect hotspot areas.”
     
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  6. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    So, how do you know if you are connected to the city wifi, or some rogue hotspot?
     
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    Any suggestions for a booster that would work with an Apple mini? No USB connector. I stopped bringing my boat anchor laptop long time ago, but my wife always brings her mini and she buys the MSS wifi. Now that we have given up on suites and request a south facing room, once in while she can get the Plaza wifi, but it's spotty at best.
     
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    Just an FYI, I was on (I think) the 7th floor at MSS in August with a room facing the parking lot, and I couldn't sniff the signal.
     
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    I stayed at Golden Gate, room 214 and received a perfect city wifi signal in November.
     
    AirBnB Henderson. They say social distancing...Will we make this trip?
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    When you go on your browser it probably informs you to connect to the Fremont city wifi
     
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    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Yes, but how do you know it is the city, and not someone with a rogue hotspot that they name "...city wifi.." or even " ATT WIFI", etc.
     
  12. Foos

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    When you choose which signal to connect to, it will say lv.net free wifi
     
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    Usually you'll have to complete two steps on public hotspots that are legit to connect. For instance, your device will pick-up the signal, and then you need to connect in your browser where there'd be a homepage for the internet, which would be lv.net free wifi. A bogus wifi hotspot won't make you do the second step.

    Regarding rooms, though, I know the ones in the south the bathrooms have been renovated and are the quieter rooms. https://www.oyster.ca/las-vegas/hotels/four-queens-hotel-and-casino/photos/ if you select superior deluxe you can see the difference. Since it's further from Fremont, I'm wondering what difference it'd be for the wifi.
     
  14. cdg333

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    I've never had good wifi reception--even when I've paid for it--at the Four Queens. That is, until my last trip there in November. I was on the 15th floor (highest I've ever stayed there) and had no problems with emails, surfing, anything and didn't pay a dime.
     
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    I couldn't connect to the free city wifi while staying at the North Tower a few months ago. I could see the Wifi network, but none of my devices could actually make the connection.
     
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    You were facing Fremont I have to think? Probably just the luck of the draw, considering xothan couldn't get theirs to work in the North Tower.
     
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    Not sure about 4 Queens but from the Cal I could NOT catch the signal.
     
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    Why do we care about WiFi? I get Netflix at night, but in general for Vegas, I'm off my phone as much as possible and enjoying the sights on women!
     
  19. Foos

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    To answer my own question: I was in the North tower facing South and on the 16th floor (1605) using my alfa antenna I had no problem connecting at all, although speeds were pretty low, well under the advertised 100+ Mbps speed.
     
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    I was in the South Tower of the Queens from 12/11 to 12/16/16 and despite trying many times I kept getting the notice not available.I was using my laptop.Did go down to Plaza on several occasions and use their WI-FI and it worked quite well. Never had any luck with that city free system.I think it's a bunch of crap they are handing out.
     
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