Travel Quiz, Why is Computer Here In 5 Star Dubai Hotel?
You are hunting for the best WiFi signal which will be from the door since hotels put routers in the hallways. Did you ever look at my wifi extender? I used it to get decent wifi in my room in El Amigo (and also several other places). Here is the Amazon link.
Yes Steve, 100 percent correct. I am trying to get a WIFI signal in a 5 Star Hotel, truly the best place to live for horrible internet. If I could move my bed, I would have OK Internet in this Hotel. (I miss the Hostels in Ukraine, Hostels are 100 times better than 5 Star Hotels.)
These devices are great, I used the one in the luxury room I rented on the top of El Amigo for 2 days. Then I installed an Ethernet wire to the room to have brain dead easy to use Internet. I am a lazy boy, i hate to waste time, therefore, i rent rooms with great internet, so i don't have to carry these devices. Yet, if I was to stay in 5 star hotels, i would need to carry tons of extra crap, or be an executive looking for reason to not work, or, be blinded by the 5 stars, and never admit, he or she was not smart enough to figure out a work around. (LOL)
Bottom line, I think these things need configured to the WIFI of the Hotel ??? I don't buy this stuff until I see a person set them up, i do not like to study this stuff, bores me to tears. Yet, I can use my smartphone also as a Hot spot, and make the signal work in my bed, but in the end, these nitwits charge me 40 USD per night, and do not care about Internet, or Electrical plugs, I can stay in a 500 USD er night Hotel, and have crap Internet. The person pays the big money, and refuses to admit, the Internet is crap. My friend Johnny a private pilot would call me, "Andy, I am in a 500 dollar a night Hotel in Paris, and the Internet does not work." My answer was always, don't move into a room until you are sure it works... We make reservations for rooms that suck, but the pain of testing 5 star hotels is way beyond my patience for these silly tourists location.
All fun stuff, but would it be nice if a Hotel actually cared about me, I move constantly, I have blogged from anywhere on the planet, why?
I thought I showed it to you in the El Amigo? Pretty easy to setup, connect to it, type in the hotel password, and your good to go. (A little more to it the very 1st time to set up 'your network'. But that is simple too). If you make it here I can show you mine. I actually sold it to a friend who needed to use it to connect to his neighbor's wifi (also a friend). It boosts the original and broadcasts on 'your network'.
Yes, Thank you Steve, you are super helpful, and I think you showed me how in Guatemala but I did not buy one, so all my memories are gone. However, I want solutions my Mother can do... And I am a travel Blogger, and, computer genius, mechanical genius. To be an empathy genius, I need to show solutions 99 percent of people can achieve I make these Travel Quiz areas, because it makes a few engage. Yet, what i am showing in the video is the solution that 99 percent of people can do, and the 1 percent can do the repeater thing. As best I can surmise most people think, "I paid for an expensive hotel." to not have the problems of Andy, and they say, "I don't have to live like Andy," and instead they live worst than me, because money does not buy love, or a great room, it just means they paid more, and for love, or Hotel rooms, then the horrible deals. What is the solution my 84 year old Mother can do? She can move the computer to a different location in room. And, the Hotel staff does not live in these rooms, hey are from India, they don't know squat about a 5 Star room. I lived almost 8 months of my life in 5 Star Hotels flying every 2-3 days anywhere in the USA. the TV is on the wall, at the end of the bed, or beds. Room service means I don't have to think, and reception people do not have the money of me.
Now, here is the funny, I believe travelers needs to either read at the speed of light, or find super smart people to help them. I just talked to Jeroen, travel agent in Thailand, who lived in Dubai, trying to have him help me debug this country. I do not want to get hate mail for telling the truth about Dubai. I do not read about any country until I am in country, because I am 100 percent sure that travel writers, and travel video people lie, so what is the point?
Day 3 here in Dubai, and maybe today, I will walk to the beach, I am trying my best to enjoy Dubai, and so far the place is excellent, the air con in the room is great. And, I am watching on NetFlix a show called "The Blacklist." I am in heaven. But, I have to live somewhere, and I am sure Dubai has great stuff to do. I am not on vacation, I live here. Each day has to be the best possible life, with no resentments created, and the best way to be angry is pay a lot of money and get a bad value. I am sure, So far, I have paid money in Dubai, and made great deals, but the tourist trap land mines are everywhere.
I want travel solutions my 84 year old Mom Graham can do, if she can do it, then the rest of the world will be happy. I want use to choose our challenges in life, not have them forced on us.
But, there is a reason I can travel for 20 years, it is because I know me, and what makes me happy. Studying computers, smartphones, and techie stuff is not fun for me, trying to learn the human animal, now that is a machine that is a challenge.