Lone Star Corral has Wi-Fi towers scattered throughout the park to make free limited-bandwidth Wi-Fi available to all our members and guests for email and web browsing, but not streaming video. Our system is controlled by an Internet gateway that attempts to equitably distribute the available bandwidth, as well as block Internet activities that would incur liability on the part of the park, such as the illegal downloading of movies.
The access towers require a password to connect, and the gateway itself requires an Access Code to get through it and on to the Internet. The tower password and gateway Access Code are available from the office.
Our towers are now both 2.4GHz and 5.7GHz. A “LSC-xx” network ID is 2.4GHz, “LSC5-xx” is 5.7GHz.
The huge bandwidth needs of streaming video services such as Netflix, Hulu, Sling, and others, as well as smart TVs, cannot be met by a reasonably-sized shared Wi-Fi system such as ours. Those members desiring to utilize streaming video should contact Southwest Texas Communications and have a DSL connection installed at their RV. A single smart TV or streaming video service will need at least a 10 Mbps connection; multiple users will need a larger plan.
The low power (for OSHA safety and long battery life) Wi-Fi transmitters in battery-powered tablets and cell phones are useful out to 50-75 feet or so from a hotspot or access point. Depending where you are in our park, the nearest tower may be much further away, with the result that while your phone or tablet can hear the much stronger towers, it may not be strong enough to reach back to it.