Jump to content
  • Announcements

    Welcome! New around here? Take a look at the New Members' Guide for some pointers.

    You can Sign up or log in with your Facebook account and you can soon be chatting away with friends old and new..

    Check out our Handy Information section if you're after something quickly!

  • calender payment

    Calendar Paymene

    Delivery Options
    Your NBN Forum Username:

  • If you would like to support the forum, please consider visiting the forum shop, where you can purchase such items as NBN Burgees, Window Stickers, or even a custom Limited Edition Wooden Throttle Control Knob

    Forum Shop

mbird

WiFi Hotspots

Recommended Posts

Thanks Jonathan

I did think about using my iphone as a little router for the lappy - but then I am stuck with Vodaphone

regards

Wayne

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
can any one tell me please if BT broadband wireless works there too????/

Mondo, Hi.

What do you mean by BT broadband wireless? If you mean BT Openzone/Fon, then yes, it does.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi

Can anyone update me on the current wi-fi access situation on the southern rivers please?

The pubs I have listed are:

Surlingham Ferry Inn

Reedham Ferry Inn

Chedgrave White Horse

Are these still offering wi-fi and are there any others to add to the list?

I know that the WRC make a charge for access - how much is this now?

Many thanks cheersbar

Carol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hi

Can anyone update me on the current wi-fi access situation on the southern rivers please?

The pubs I have listed are:

Surlingham Ferry Inn

Reedham Ferry Inn

Chedgrave White Horse

Are these still offering wi-fi and are there any others to add to the list?

I know that the WRC make a charge for access - how much is this now?

Many thanks cheersbar

Carol

Reedcutters at Thorpe, Carol.......... WRC very expensive. about £6 a day..... :cry:cry:cry

All the pubs in Loddon

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks John

I will have to be pedantic and point out it's the Rushcutter's at Thorpe though! :naughty:

We usually have a night at the WRC (those superb showers with hairdryers are worth the mooring fee alone) .... but I don't think I'll be paying £6 for internet access though! :shocked

Carol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Carrol, Hi. Of course, you're correct! :bow:bow:bow

Off to the boat in a couple of hours and we've booked a meal in the New Inn at Rocklands for later. Don't miss this pub when you're down South! cheersice slice

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The internet and Wifi connections have been significantly upgraded at Waveney River Centre, watch out for a news story on how we did this soon.

In the mean time, in addition to our paid-for WiFi service which works across the Park and marina, we also have free WiFi available to customers in the Waveney Inn and Eddie's Café. This is slightly slower than the paid-for service - but it is free.

Yours swimmingly

Eddie x

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

And I should also mention that Ferry Marina at Horning now have a similar setup - paid for Wifi across the marina and free in Harry's.

Charges (at WRC and HFM)

  • £6 day,
  • £10 short break,
  • £20 week.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I did manage to get a bt fon hot spot although slow whilst moored at the Oulton Broad Yacht Station the other week.

There is a BT Openzone arial at Brundall bay marina but have not so far managed to log on,don't know if its working,does anyone know.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you are coming of the Broads for a day out at Sea Palling - The Old Hall Inn has WiFi

for its custmers.

The Swann Inn, High Street Stalham has WiFi for its customers.

Opposite the Swan is Broadland Computers (next to the Church) who stock 3 network and Vodaphone dongles for internet

access on the Broads.For those of you who forgot to pack power and connection leads for your gadgets - most can be

purchased in store. Wifi can be purchased on an hourly/daily/weekly basis. Laptop and desktop PC repairs carried out

on the premises by knowledgable and friendly staff. Wide range of laptop power packs in stock.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ferry house at surlingham and ship at reedham both have wifi, I have used both recently, they are free for customers, ask at the bar for the password.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Any MacDonalds, including the one near Morrisons Island at Beccles, any Toby Carvery, including the Captain Manby just up the road from the James Paget hospital on the A12, any Brewers Fayre chain pub, all have free Wi-fi, restrictions on time at some places, but all reasonably priced other wise and no problems with signal to send recieve emails or surf the net using my tablet, the only thing that sometimes fails is streaming TV channels and heavy downloads, especially during peak times.

Julz

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I use an iPhone on the o2 network and I tether it to the lappy for NET usage, when there is 3G, but as you know it can be so hit and miss.

The question I have is: I believe there is someone who posts blogs on the move with video/pics etc, now I think he is using a MiFi setup, can anyone tell me who that member is, or what unit and provider he uses?

 

Regards

Bazza

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Drifting off topic a bit! but I use this,

THREE Huawei E5220 3G Mobile Broadband - 3 GB preloaded – Pay As You Go Mobile Wi-Fi,

We use it on the move for our two Tablets and so far the only place we can't get a signal is when we moor near the Ferry pub at Horning, I sometimes use it for my lappy but you have to watch it for auto updates as it will eat you data allowance quite quickly, feel free to move this if it's in the wrong place,,,

Frank,,,

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I too have the huawei Mifi on Three, and have augmented it with a portable wifi signal booster from Amazon, which allows me together decent broadband connectivity even in Horning, from where I am writing this.

cheers

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

All boat owners mooring at Tingdene Brundall Bay Marina get Wi-Fi as part of their mooring agreement, I think there is around 6 to 8 masts around the marina.

 

When on the river I use my mobile as a Wi-Fi hot spot if I need to get onto the internet or pick up emails.

 

Regards

Alan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Moored on the outside, close to The Wherry, at Oulton last weekend I had fair reception from the 'Wherry Guest' wi-fi.

 

They then moored a Pedro steel boat betwixt Friday Girl and The Wherry but I just logged onto The Commodore's wi-fi, which had much better speed!  :clap :clap :clap

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Ferry pub in Surlingham... Great food also.. very friendly landlady and staff..... Sunday lunch for me Sunday 19th October =o)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Been away cruising the Southern from Somerleyton onto Norwich & Back stopping off for 5 nights on the way. No mobile signal on O2/GiffGaff until nearing Norwich although was able to access Wifi Hotspots ~ BTOPENZONE etc... So has been a gods end for updating our trip on Social Media.

Good Openzone in Loddon, Some in Brundall but apart from that been nice to be away from the tech that runs our lives!

Keep an eye on Diary as written Log for our week away over Guy Fawkes!

 

Jay & Jo x

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • NBN Mobile App

    Want to use NBN when you're out and about?

    Get our mobile app for Android and iOS!

    Get it on Google Play

×

Important Information

For details of our Guidelines, please take a look at the Terms of Use here.