Wifi in Manilva

Schools and Education in Spain Guide
Post reply   Start new thread
New - Old :: Old - New

Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | Next |

Duquesa Village forum threads
The Comments
24 Sep 2008 00:00 by carolinej Star rating. 420 forum posts Send private message

carolinej´s avatar
There is a news item on Manilva Life (not sure I'm allowed to mention the name here - sorry if it's not allowed) saying the council may subsidise wifi for the whole of Manilva by 85 - 90%.


Like 0

Spam post or Abuse? Please let us know

24 Sep 2008 20:19 by Pitby Star rating in Andalucía. 1880 forum posts Send private message

Pitby´s avatar
That's interesting.  (And Justin doesn't mind mentioning ML, he thinks it's a great website!!).

I remember reading an article ages ago about Malaga wanting to make wifi access available freely everywhere!  Maybe this is a step in that direction!  Wish I could recall where I read it now, but I do definitely recall reading that it was on their agenda to make the region totally wifi accessible for all.  I mean, that's the way it's going isn't it?  Even here in Dubai, the most money grabbing place ever at the moment - you can sit in a few of the shopping malls and get free wifi access!!  We see them every weekend!!

It can happen!!!


Like 0

Spam post or Abuse? Please let us know

24 Sep 2008 20:30 by carolinej Star rating. 420 forum posts Send private message

carolinej´s avatar
It's gone the other way here Jan.  Used to be free most places that had wifi, now most of the cafes / airports etc charge if you want it.  McDonald's is free though!


Like 0

Spam post or Abuse? Please let us know

05 Apr 2009 08:46 by JC1 Star rating in Manchester and La Du.... 963 forum posts Send private message

JC1´s avatar

I have been looking into how we can have WiFi in Duquesa Village and have been working with a friend from Coto Real to see how best to achieve this for both communities. We have been in dialogue for some time with a company I was advised could be able to provide the signal. That company is Y-internet. they are based further up the coast towards Malaga. I met with their owner some while ago so he could see how he could engineer the solution for Coto Real and ourselves, as their coverage stops about 40kms up the coast.

My pal in CR also met with the owner and eventually he produced a solution which meant that an investment of €6000 was required to provide the solution.  Since then, however,  we have a found a company www.freewifispain.com who are providing WiFi, subject to survey. There are a number of users already in CR so if you are interested please contact Brian at support@freewifispain.com.



_______________________

Regards

 John

 


 

 



Like 0

Spam post or Abuse? Please let us know

05 Apr 2009 13:26 by manilvajl Star rating in Manilva as much as p.... 424 forum posts Send private message

I have been told by my next door neighbour that the library in Manilva (down Calle Iglesia towards the church and turn sharp right and its there) has free internet.

They have machines available and you can also connect using WiFi on your laptop. 



_______________________

 Jeff



Like 0

Spam post or Abuse? Please let us know

06 Apr 2009 08:30 by Pitby Star rating in Andalucía. 1880 forum posts Send private message

Pitby´s avatar

Has anyone tried a Spanish (as opposed to one bought/topped up outside Spain) payg USB modem/dongle?   I'd be interested to know what the reception/connection is like in DV and if it's worth buying one there, if I bring a laptop with me (especially now that Kings Club has closed in Monte Duquesa!!).

 



This message was last edited by Pitby on 4/6/2009.


Like 0

Spam post or Abuse? Please let us know

06 Apr 2009 08:42 by manilvajl Star rating in Manilva as much as p.... 424 forum posts Send private message

There is somebody in DV who uses a USB modem dongle (Spanish bought) try looking at earlier threads on the subject.


 



This message was last edited by manilvajl on 4/6/2009.

_______________________

 Jeff



Like 0

Spam post or Abuse? Please let us know

06 Apr 2009 08:56 by Pitby Star rating in Andalucía. 1880 forum posts Send private message

Pitby´s avatar

I did look at the other thread, but no one mentioned having bought and used one in Spain.  I know that probably doesn't affect the connection at DV, whether using one bought there or one from the UK, say, but just wondered whether it was cost effective too.




Like 0

Spam post or Abuse? Please let us know

06 Apr 2009 12:03 by JC1 Star rating in Manchester and La Du.... 963 forum posts Send private message

JC1´s avatar

Jan...there may be somebody on manilvalife who knows...(sorry Justin for mentioning another forum)



_______________________

Regards

 John

 


 

 



Like 0

Spam post or Abuse? Please let us know

10 Apr 2009 15:28 by carolinej Star rating. 420 forum posts Send private message

carolinej´s avatar

We use a UK dongle from the terrace as I am now and it's ok but expensive.  Ed's bar in Monte Duquesa have free wifi for customers now Jan.




Like 0

Spam post or Abuse? Please let us know

10 Apr 2009 16:12 by JC1 Star rating in Manchester and La Du.... 963 forum posts Send private message

JC1´s avatar

Caroline

can you get a wiFi signal from www.freewifispain.com

 



_______________________

Regards

 John

 


 

 



Like 0

Spam post or Abuse? Please let us know

11 Apr 2009 12:29 by Pitby Star rating in Andalucía. 1880 forum posts Send private message

Pitby´s avatar

Yes, apparently you can buy 10 Euros a week packages from freewifispain.com when you are there.  Has anybody done this?  I'm going to check with their support before I go to find out - that would be a real bonus!  You can apparently get the signal okay at Coto Real, so hopefully Duquesa Village shouldn't be too bad.




Like 0

Spam post or Abuse? Please let us know

11 Apr 2009 16:44 by carolinej Star rating. 420 forum posts Send private message

carolinej´s avatar

Hi John, sorry, we were home when I read this.  Ours is an international dongle bought in the UK.  I haven't a clue what it was connected to to be honest but people were using laptops and pdas with wifi in Ed's for free.




Like 0

Spam post or Abuse? Please let us know

12 Apr 2009 18:42 by manilvajl Star rating in Manilva as much as p.... 424 forum posts Send private message

In Manilva I have used an external USB WiFi dongle (they are more sensitive than the internal WiFi unit) with 5m USB extension cable and I have glued the cable end into an Aluminium wok lid in the center and then plug in the adapter. This means I can use the laptop inside so I can see the screen. The home made satellite type dish sits on a bracket I have made on my balcony wall.

With this I receive up to 20 signals and some are usable. I receive signals as far away as Banus and Estepona on a good day.

 I will be using a neighbour wireless secure link and paying a contribution to his ADSL charges.

 



_______________________

 Jeff



Like 0

Spam post or Abuse? Please let us know

17 Apr 2009 17:26 by chills Star rating. 89 forum posts Send private message

Hi, if you want, free access try, "The Clubhouse" at the Eroski Centre, Tom and Noreen will give you a warm welcome and the food and drinks are superb.

Regards,

Chills

 


 



This message was last edited by chills on 4/17/2009.

_______________________
  Chills


Like 0

Spam post or Abuse? Please let us know

17 Apr 2009 18:13 by carolinej Star rating. 420 forum posts Send private message

carolinej´s avatar

I agree the Clubhouse in Los Hidalgos is great for coffee or food and a cheap place to bok golf too.




Like 0

Spam post or Abuse? Please let us know

17 Apr 2009 21:24 by chills Star rating. 89 forum posts Send private message

Also, try their Sunday Lunch whilst surfing, I swear I am not in their pay!

Chills

 



_______________________
  Chills


Like 0

Spam post or Abuse? Please let us know

04 May 2009 12:44 by Pitby Star rating in Andalucía. 1880 forum posts Send private message

Pitby´s avatar

Hi all

Just wondered if anyone in DV had yet tried the www.freewifispain.com/ connection?  Or anybody tried any other internet connection that doesn't require an installation at the property?

Thanks,

 




Like 0

Spam post or Abuse? Please let us know

04 May 2009 13:14 by JC1 Star rating in Manchester and La Du.... 963 forum posts Send private message

JC1´s avatar

Hi Jan

I took my laptop out last time and couldn't get a signal from this service provider..plus they have never responded to my emails...



_______________________

Regards

 John

 


 

 



Like 0

Spam post or Abuse? Please let us know

04 May 2009 15:17 by Pitby Star rating in Andalucía. 1880 forum posts Send private message

Pitby´s avatar

That's disappointing!  Looks like I'll be down at Ed's bar then!

Thanks, John

 




Like 0

Spam post or Abuse? Please let us know

Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | Next |
Post reply   Start new thread


Previous Threads

IBI Bills - Do it on line - 1 posts
EGM details - 17 posts
Community Rules - 2 posts
Update on delayed payment of fees by Ros Y Falcon, please read the whole post - 17 posts
Electrical Certificate - 13 posts
Bad experience with long term rental - 4 posts
Help Wanted - 24 posts
Help wanted - 3 posts
Administrator at meeting - 9 posts
moving furniture - 8 posts
Children's Books - 0 posts
How do I load a Powerpoint presentation into a new thread - 0 posts
Parking Spaces - 0 posts
Good Afternoon ! - 0 posts
What happens to deposit when tenant moves out early? - 12 posts
Good news in Spain! - 1 posts
finca woking partner wanted - 2 posts
Help! House Falling Down! - 0 posts
Buggies & Prams - 1 posts
Hilarious videos thread - 8 posts
World Cup 2010 thread - 16 posts
PARKING IN THE VILLAGE - 4 posts
Council Tax - 7 posts
Advise please - 7 posts
Scenic Driving/Camping route from Manchester Via France to Pinoso Spain - 3 posts

51 posts were found:


1 | 2 | 3 |
Our Weekly Email Digest
Name:  
Email:
   
Compare car hire in Spain


This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse you are agreeing to our use of cookies. More information here. x