View Full Version : WiFi in Hotels

06-07-2005, 08:41 AM
I was on a conference last week in Europe and noticed how many hotels now have WiFi in the rooms.
So me, being such an avid tester - tried the WiFi out in the rooms and noticed that I got a really strong signal.

How do they make such a strong signal in every room? Surely they don't have an Wireless AP in the walls of every room...

06-07-2005, 09:30 AM
Well they might have APs dotted around the hotel....I'm fairly sure that the signal can get through walls to a certain extent.

06-07-2005, 09:37 AM
Not the sound-proof hotel rooms?

06-07-2005, 10:13 AM
What about the doors, lol were they sound proof as well? If they wanted to they might be running AP's in each room, it would make sense. Indoors signals on most personal use routers can reach up to at least 300ft or like 100m for you foreign peeps. Oh and a signal for an AP isn't a sound wave its a radio wave so surely it would be able to get through walls. Signals can sometimes drop instantly when a cordless phone is answered if the frequency of the phone is the same as the router.

06-07-2005, 10:27 AM
Haha. True.

But say 1000 AP's???
I don't think so...
Maybe they have ultrapowered ones?

06-08-2005, 03:08 AM
The company I work for did a wireless outfit for a small hotel (50 rooms) and it worked out at about roughly 1 access point for every 4 rooms.

Room 1 Room 2 (Level 2)
AP (Ceiling between levels)
Room 3 Room 4 (Level 1)

It was done that way because thats where cabling was run and it is actually better to hard wire the access points.


06-08-2005, 08:37 AM
Hmm, interesting