Most hotels and apartment complexes have WiFi services with prices ranging from 10€ a day to 50€ a month, far too often with a poor quality two bar WiFi connection with real speeds, signal strengths and support services all low end.
Obviously depending upon your exact location from a WiFi repeater you may have no problems connecting but many reports point to high costs for a relatively poor performance, hence low value for money.
Until recently their has been only one public network which offers a large "number of hotspots", the diagram below implies they provide WiFi access over a large area an cover most of Playa del Ingles..
Better, secure Wifi Services are started last March 2011.
Cafe Florin has updated their Wifi coverage map and introduced different payment options, faster bandwidth and role out plan providing between 5 to 10 times greater coverage than this time last year.
using WPA2 on secure Wifi networks
Hot Hot news!!!!
About the lowest cost Wifi service in Playa del Ingles
Wifi from Cafe Florin for 20 euro´s a month!
This is backed by Webica, the UK Web solutions people who are trialing a new home based mesh technology so this could be good news for all as the prices are much mcuh cheaper than all other companies and the service is excellent.
Applying a little logic to this diagram of WaveNets coverage in Playa del Ingles raises a few questions.
Their signal extends into the sea for a few hundred meters, slightly useless!
But what does the red blue and yellow mean?
Presumeably the colours refer to the signal strength, but there´s no trace of an explanation on their Web Site.
The only way to check this is to take a laptop to different locations, disable and then enable the Wifi services after a few minutes to see just how strong the WaveNet signal strength really is.
A couple of other points to consider with Wavenet is that the password they give you expires every 24 hours and secondly the service appears not to be roaming, the name of each "hotspot" is different, with an underscore and number, meaning you have to reconnect to if you move from WaveNet_Hotspot_32 to WaveNet_Hotspot_33, pretty frustrating stuff.