WiFi at the Marina

Site-wide wireless network solutions

Wireless Network Solutions for holiday parks, caravan sites, industrial parks or marinas

Authorised Distributor

Is your WiFi coverage a little flaky?
Do you even offer your guests WiFi?

People no longer want to ‘get-away-from-it-all’ these days, they
want to stay connected, whether this is to social media, the office
or just to check local attractions online and with this in mind one
of the key requirements, when away from home, is how good the
WiFi is at the campsite, hotel, marina or holiday park.

Here at Solwise we offer a number of solutions for delivering broadcast WiFi for public areas such as holiday parks, caravan sites and marinas. We can also help you with what you can do for user management. The purposes of this management could be so you can offer a chargeable service and/or so you can control and have traceability for site visits and usage: This final point might well be something that you need if Ofcom come knocking on your door accusing you of downloading a rip off DVD through your internet connection!


Holiday Park

The WiFi broadcast methods discussed here centre around scattering WiFi nodes around the site to give complete WiFi coverage. However, before going through the various methods to achieve this, first of all we need to discuss the issues of where a signal will reach and where it will not. The key point is wireless doesn’t go through walls, buildings or caravans, so you need to mount your outdoor wireless devices in order that users can get clear line of sight to where the WiFi is being sent from. If the user is in a caravan or a metal hulled boat then that means the window of the caravan/boat needs to be aimed at where the WiFi is coming from. This means, when covering a park or ‘van site, that you need to scatter WiFi transmitter nodes around the site to give all users clear connectivity. Of course you also want to keep the number of nodes down to reduce interference, boost throughput and to reduce costs. Deciding how many WiFi nodes to install and where to mount them for optimum coverage is the hard part!

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WiFi at the Marina

Site-wide wireless network solutions

Wireless Network Solutions for holiday parks, caravan sites, industrial parks or marinas

Authorised Distributor

Is your WiFi coverage a little flaky?
Do you even offer your guests WiFi?

People no longer want to ‘get-away-from-it-all’ these days, they
want to stay connected, whether this is to social media, the office
or just to check local attractions online and with this in mind one
of the key requirements, when away from home, is how good the
WiFi is at the campsite, hotel, marina or holiday park.

Here at Solwise we offer a number of solutions for delivering broadcast WiFi for public areas such as holiday parks, caravan sites and marinas. We can also help you with what you can do for user management. The purposes of this management could be so you can offer a chargeable service and/or so you can control and have traceability for site visits and usage: This final point might well be something that you need if Ofcom come knocking on your door accusing you of downloading a rip off DVD through your internet connection!


Holiday Park

The WiFi broadcast methods discussed here centre around scattering WiFi nodes around the site to give complete WiFi coverage. However, before going through the various methods to achieve this, first of all we need to discuss the issues of where a signal will reach and where it will not. The key point is wireless doesn’t go through walls, buildings or caravans, so you need to mount your outdoor wireless devices in order that users can get clear line of sight to where the WiFi is being sent from. If the user is in a caravan or a metal hulled boat then that means the window of the caravan/boat needs to be aimed at where the WiFi is coming from. This means, when covering a park or ‘van site, that you need to scatter WiFi transmitter nodes around the site to give all users clear connectivity. Of course you also want to keep the number of nodes down to reduce interference, boost throughput and to reduce costs. Deciding how many WiFi nodes to install and where to mount them for optimum coverage is the hard part!

Methodology of Distribution

It would be great if the site could be covered by just a single outdoor Access Point on the outside of the site club house. Unfortunately, unless the site is very small indeed, this is never the case. Most sites will therefore require multiple access point nodes, carefully sited to give seamless coverage. Once you've picked the best location for the access point nodes the next problem is how do you get the network (internet) to each node. There are a number of ways you can do this; each of them has its good points and its bad points.

Factory complex

1. Hard-wired Access Points
2. Access Points with a wireless backbone
3. Basic 'repeater' access points where the WiFi on the access point used for the local coverage and also the linking back to the source

 

The subject of covering your park with WiFi is a massive one. Steve Mace of Solwise has written a White Paper on the subject, it covers the methodology of distribution in more detail, roaming, performance, range, user management, legal implications, site surveys, along with details of suggestions for WiFi infrastructure.

Click here to download the full White Paper.

Small van/marina site of up to 1/2 acre/15-20 vans

Park WiFi - small

Normal retail price:

ex. VAT


If you are a reseller please contact us for details on our reseller programme

Small van/marina site of up to 1/2 acre/15-20 vans needing a single 2.4/5GHz outdoor AP. *

Larger site of perhaps an acre/30-50 vans

Park WiFi - medium

Normal retail price:

ex. VAT
If you are a reseller please contact us for details on our reseller programme

Larger site of perhaps an acre/30-50 vans (the guide lines seem to be 30 vans per acre). *

  • 1x EL-ENS1200 EL-ENS1200 placed centrally to give best coverage; maybe the roof of the clubhouse?
  • 1 x EL-ENSTATION5 you might need a 5GHz wifi bridge from the broadband source to the location of the ENS1200 in order to give the optimum placement so that means an enStation5 for the remote point (where the ENS1200 is located) and an...
  • EL-ENS500EXT at the broadband source.
  • 1x WAS-R2 hotspot gateway.

Larger site of perhaps a 2 acres/60-100 vans

Park WiFi - larger

Normal retail price:

ex. VAT
If you are a reseller please contact us for details on our reseller programme

Larger site of perhaps a 2 acres/60-100 vans. *

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* In all cases subject to site survey AND actual number of AP units (ENS1200) will depend upon placement and orientation of the clients.


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