Internet Connections in Hotels
Many hotels offer internet connection to their guests and there are a wide variety of different ways to provide this facility. They include:
1. Use of Hotel's Computer
The hotel may allow guests to use the hotel's office or reception computer for a short period at quieter times of the day.
2. Hotel Internet Terminals
The hotel has an internet café, internet cubicle, or internet room where there are dedicated computers connected to the internet. This can either be a dial up connection or an ADSL connection. Tickets with passwords are usually purchased from the hotel reception for specified time periods.
3. Internet TV
Some of the larger hotel offer internet on the guest room's television. This has the usual limitations of the Web TV system. A wireless keyboard is in the room or can be obtained from reception.
4. ADSL Room Connections for Laptops
An ADSL connection is provided via a standard Ethernet plug. The client connects his laptop to the socket and usually a registration page appears. The client registers and the cost, usually about 10€ for 24 hours, is added to the room bill.
5. WiFi Room Connections for Laptops
A radio WiFi connection is provided in the rooms and also at other locations in the hotel. The client starts his WiFi enabled laptop and usually a registration page appears. The client registers and the cost, usually about 10€ for 24 hours is added to the room bill.
6. Dialup Room Connections for Laptops
The client connects his laptop to the telephone socket and sets up an internet connection using the phone number and ISP details provide by the hotel.
7. Additional Room Telephone Sockets
Often called an internet point but this is no more than an additional telephone connection. The client must have a lap to and an account with his own ISP to dial in to this connection.