Originally Posted by koelkast
Been googling for hotels at Koh Samui and Koh Tao, but they don't seem to have internet on the room it self? They only seem to offer internet in the hotel lobby?
Has anyone been to hotels there that have internetacces from the rooms?
Koelkast most hotels offer wi-fi. How good the signal will be in your room depends mainly on the strength of their transmitter and the quality of your Wi-Fi antenna. WiFi providers in the west usually use good boosters which mean your wi-fi signal is strong regardless of your own antenna. Thai hotels and cafes don't really care so much how strong their signal is so it usually is up to you to do what you can to improve signal quality.
Most laptops come with an inbuilt wi-fi antenna, the quality of which is dependent on brand but usually horrible. The single best way to improve wi-fi performance is to buy an external directional wi-fi antenna. eg http://www.cantenna.com/
With one of these you will be getting 5 bars in places where everyone else is getting 0-1 bars.
The other option which many people in this thread use is to buy a mobile broadband account with a Thai provider that can be used anywhere in Thailand.
Last edited by PokerSpiv; 02-18-2010 at 12:38 PM.