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    Internet Access in Hotel Room

    I will be staying at the divi villiage golf and beach resort. If I bring my laptop how can I ensure there is the internet connection available? Does it have to be dial up or can it be 24/7 connection at all times? How do I get it hooked up? How do I pay, in American money, right at the front desk?


    This is what they say about internet access on the hotel site:

    Internet Fees

    Dial-up Service






    15 mins - $4.00
    30 mins - $8.00
    1 hour - $12.50
    3 hours - $25.00
    5 hours - $35.00
    Laptop use is available in the room at $12.95 per week.


    High-Speed Service

    Available at the Tamarijn Kiosk

    Wi-Fi Service




    24 hours - $15.00
    3 days - $30.00
    4 days - $35.00
    7 days - $50.00


    Note: Fees are subject to change without notice.

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    Senior Member Arubalisa's Avatar
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    When we stayed at the Tamarijn in December we used the in-room WIFI at $50 a week. At that time, it was working fine. I have read since then it was working only sporadically.

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    We purchase at WIFI card at our resort that costs $35. for the week and use our laptop anywhere.

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    Bella, we stayed at the Links last year, and could not pick up any wifi near there. There are a few restaurants, cafes, that offer free wifi. A couple that I remember are "Salt and Pepper" near Playa Linda, and Charlies Bar in or near San Nicolas. Normally we would go for coffee in the morning to Salt and Pepper, and I would check emails once a day. You can check with the concierge, I'm sure there are a lot more establishments around the island with free wifi.
    We will be at the Links next week, I'll give you an updated list when we return.
    Tom R

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    There are computers in the phone store near the Alhambra Casino. They are open from 3pm to 10pm.

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    Unfortunately the Divi properties are on their own WIFI network.



    Below are the $35 a week hotspots available through WIFI Aruba (Setar). RATES

    WIFI Aruba Hotspots http://www.wifi-aruba.com/hotspots.php
    "There are several Wi-Fi hotspots in Aruba. At these hotspots you can connect to the internet with your prepaid access code or using your credit card.

    Available hotspots:
    Riu Palace Aruba (new)
    Arawa Park
    Aruba Airport Authority
    Aruba Beach Club
    Aruba Harmony
    Arubiana Inn
    Biblioteca Nacional
    Blue Village
    Board Walk Vacation Retreat
    Brickell Bay Beach Club
    Bucuti Beach Resort
    Bugaloe
    Casa del Mar
    Cellsite Hudishibana
    Certified Megamall
    Costa Linda Beach Resort
    Cruise Terminal
    Delifrance
    Havana
    Holiday Inn Beach Resort
    Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino
    International Airport Reina Beatrix
    Kokoa Beach Bar
    La Cabana
    Manchebo Beach Resort
    Moomba Beach
    Palm Island
    Patiri Appartements
    Playa Linda Beach Resort
    Radisson Aruba Resort & Casino
    Renaissance Marina Yacht Club
    Repair Center
    Sbarro Airport
    Sbarro La Hacienda
    Sbarro Renaissance
    Scandals
    Setar Hendrikstraat
    Setar Seroe Blanco
    Sunset Beach Studios
    Tele Aruba
    TeleKiosk Airport
    Teleshop Irausquinplein
    Teleshop Irausquinplein
    Teleshop Palm Beach
    Teleshop Palm Beach
    Teleshop San Nicolas
    Teleshop Santa Cruz
    Teleshop Seroe Blanco
    The New Havana Beach Club
    Universiteit van Aruba
    Valero
    Wendy's Boulevard
    Wendy's Cura Cabay
    Wendy's Palm Beach

    If you already have an Pre-paid Access Code, you can connect right away.
    Prepaid cards are sold at all SETAR hotspots."
    Last edited by Arubalisa; 04-30-2008 at 07:40 PM.

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    Just some data points re: wifi at Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort -
    2 weeks - Feb. 2008
    used the resort's wifi provider's service. At the Golf Villas and at Divi
    Village (C and D bldgs.) - no service/connection problems.
    paid $100 for 3 weeks of use (available on provider's site).

    1 week - April, 2008 - Divi Village (D bldg) - no service/connection problems. Paid $50 for the 7 days.

    The resort does not contain a SETAR WiFi hotspot so do not expect to be able to use the SETAR service.

    Did Note on visits in 2007 and this year that the SETAR wifi signal strength, at the resort, was sufficiently strong late at night
    (10:30 pm and on) to support connection if one had the SETAR hotspot card account. During early morning and rest of day - signal strength not there...

    How to pay? With credit card on the provider's site.

    hth

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    Thank you for your help. So when I get there do I just go straight to the front desk or hotel management and they will help adjust my internet settings on my laptop?

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    When you open your browser it should open to the Divi Properties screen. From there are instructions on how to pay and get in. Pretty straightforward.

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