Wireless Hotspots

Wireless Network Hotspot Equipment


GNS Wireless hotspot equipment packages offer qualified Wi-Fi network solutions for RV Parks, Campgrounds, Marinas, or other outdoor venues.   GNS Wireless provides design, equipment and licensing provisioning, internet service identification and optional installation and warranty options.
 
The objective of a Campground Wireless hotspot equipment package is to provide standard 802.11N, or 802.11AC Wi-Fi access to the business and consumer class of Wi-Fi enabled devices found in notebook computers, PDA's, and smartphones, Ipad Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi phones and other Wi-Fi enabled devices.  The primary use of wireless network hotspot equipment is to provide a free complimentary service as well as an optional paid Wi-Fi service to give your customers who visit the campground or marina options of connecting to the wireless network.

Please browse through our pre-packaged, Wireless Hotspot Solutions below. GNS Wireless will supply you with all the equipment you need in order to open or create a Wireless Hotspot at your location.  The equipment is pre-packaged for ease of installation, and can be pre-configured for "out of the box" installation at your location.  If you require a custom network solution, please contact us.
 

Wi-Fi hotspot equipment considerations:

  1. Do you currently have a Internet connection available? (DSL/Cable/Satellite)
  2. What Internet speeds are available?
  3. How many consecutive users will be on the wireless network at any given time?
  4. What coverage am I trying to achieve? – Partial area, or entire park/marina
  5. How do I control bandwidth?
  6. What equipment do I need for a hotspot? – Complete package/Self install
  7. Is technical support included?
  8. Will trees reduce the signal in my campground wireless network?
  9. How can I extend the wireless signal beyond the main office into the RV Park?
  10. Can I cover the entire Marina with Wi-Fi signal?
  11. Is it better to use 802.11N or 802.11AC for outdoor wireless?
  12. Can I use a wireless repeater to expand the wireless network coverage area?

GNS Wireless offers complete systems for both DIY's and enterprise city-wide hotspot solutions.   We not only sell the equipment but offer sales and support before/during and after the installation.  Our technical support staff is familiar with all wifi hotspot equipment products.  For a free site evaluation, please email our technical support department with the address of your venue, and someone will get back to you right away.  Contact us today and we can answer any and all questions you may have and assist you with choosing the correct Wi-Fi equipment from beginngin to end.
 

Will adding a high power amplifier boost my Wi-Fi? 

The answer to that question depends on distance, line of sight, and what type of application you are attempting to cover with Wifi.  Improving the signal strength for end users in an RV Park, or Campground will help with speed and reliability.    Adding a high power amplifier, or high power access point will generally result in better wifi performance.  By accurately identifying what your current signal strength is and by doing a few simple tests in and around the area where you use your device, you will be able to predict whether an antenna or amplifier will improve your device's performance before you order wifi equipment.
The testing we recommend in order to determine whether signal-boosting equipment is appropriate for you is called a "site survey" and involves comparing your signal strength and performance in a few different locations. Do a quick walk around, and observe locations that have more obstructions, are further away from the main office, or areas that you know will have high usage amounts.  Doing a site survey is easy - just follow the steps below:
  • What is the signal strength at various locations?
  • At those locations, what are your speedtest results?
  • What is the best signal you could find immediately outside the main office?
  • What is the furthest distance you need to provide Wi-Fi?
  • Do you have trees, physical land, obstructions such as RV's, or other obstructions in the way?
  • Do you have power available at various locations?
Once you determine the location of the strongest and weakest signal, contact GNS Wireless and we will assist in sorting through the results.  In most instances, a high power access point, combined with either a omni-directional antenna, or sectorized panel antenna will greatly improve the coverage area of your wireless network.  Our technicians can help you determine which wireless network product will be the correct choice for your upgraded hotspot antenna.