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Phones, Internet access, DVD/Movies

Phones:
Hard wire phones are not provided in the cottages.
Cell phone wireless service is available for most Verison, Cell One and AT&T users. Sprint wireless service usually is not available.
Note: Cell phone service is supplied by outside companys. Since we have no control over weather conditions, cell phone tower location or operation, we cannot garenty that your cell phone will work while at our resort.

Wireless High Speed Internet Access:
High speed wireless access is available in most locations at the resort.

Free wireless service: Is limited to 300kp's down load & 150kp's up for 2 hours a day. This is plenty fast enough for basic e-mail and web browsing.

Streaming audio and video, Skype, voice over internet phones, playing on line movies and video games require purchase of additional band width.
Additional speed/bandwidth options are available as follows:
2.4 Mb's down, 800kb's up = $6.00 per day.
2.4 Mb's down, 800kb's up = $14.00 per week.
2.4 Mb's down, 800kb's up = $25.00 per 30 days.
Purchase is done through your notebook computer with a credit card and over a secure connection.

The speeds listed above are maximums set by the option of your choice. Because there are so many variables that are out of our control, we cannot guaranty that you will receive the selected speed above. See details below.

Notes:
Wireless speed is affected by distance to/from the repeater, the quality and or compatibility of the end user's equipment and how many walls you are trying to make access through.
Our repeaters put out the maximum watts allowed by the FCC. Our antennas are 18" 12db and 48" 16 db gain antennas. This gives them a line of site range of up to a mile. However, the internal antenna on most end user devises is less then 1 inch long and much less than 1 DB. This means that most end user equipment has very limited range. Therefore the location or quality of your equipment may limit your speed and or access. You can greatly improve your speed with a 9DB gain or better external antenna. Another way to improve your speed is to move your modem antenna so it is in the line of site of the repeater antenna nearest your cottage. This means by the window that you can see our antenna from.

Internet access speed and or bandwidth are also limited by overall Internet traffic.
This means that some times the system may become overloaded and slow down below the speed you have purchased. In Felton this is most common around 11:00 PM local time.

Wireless security:
Like all open access wireless, the free access at Fern River Resort is not password protected or encrypted. This means that a hacker may be able to read your signal as it passes over the airwaves from your computer to our access point (AP). Once on our network, the wireless client network traffic becomes safe because it is encrypted as it travels between our AP's and the gateway. It is highly unlikely that a hacker is parked within range of your cottage but we recommend that you do not send, stock, banking, credit card or any other personal information over the Internet.

Secure paid wireless access:
The access points in our network will issue DHCP leases that place each client on an isolated 10.0.0.0/8 network. Clients cannot directly communicate with each other. You create your own WPA password when you purchase higher speeds. Each end user of our network has his or her own user name and password. As long as you are using a secure site, (starts with https), you have a private and secure connection.

There are no refunds offered or issued on any wireless access, free or purchased.
The Internet can be a very dangerous place. It is your responsibility to insure your, your family, friends and children's safety. We are not responsible or liable for any content, experience, damage or loss that you or anyone incurs by using our free or purchased Internet access.

Electrical power and internet service is supplied by outside companies. Although extremely rare, electrical power as well as phone and cable wires are subject to interruption caused by storms, car wrecks and more. Since this is out of our control, we cannot guaranty that you will have Internet access or even electrical power while at our resort. Therefore no refunds are issued for power failures caused by storms or other conditions that are out of our control.

We are not a hardware provider and we do not offer tech support. We recommend you purchase your own equipment. You can purchase a wireless network adapter at most office and computer stores. You are on your own with tech support. Any wireless adapter you use at Fern River must be 2.4 Ghz, IEEE802.11B compliant.

IN NO EVENT SHALL FERN RIVER RESORT, OR ITS ASSOCIATED PARTIES, SUPPLIERS, CONTRACTORS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGE OR CLAIM ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO: (i) STORED, TRANSMITTED, OR RECORDED DATA, FILES, OR SOFTWARE; (ii) ANY ACT OR OMISSION OF CUSTOMER, ITS USERS OR THIRD PARTIES; (iii) INTEROPERABILITY, INTERACTION OR INTERCONNECTION OF THE SERVICES WITH
APPLICATIONS, EQUIPMENT, SERVICES OR NETWORKS; OR (iv) LOSS OR DESTRUCTION OF ANY CUSTOMER HARDWARE, SOFTWARE, FILES OR DATA RESULTING FROM ANY VIRUS OR OTHER HARMFUL FEATURE OR FROM ANY ATTEMPT TO REMOVE IT; OR (V) ANY LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR LOSS OF PROFIT.

DVD players and other movie or photo inpute/recording devices:
We are licensed through the MPLC to play certin DVD release movies. You will find these on certian channels above channel 50. The movies play without any comercials other than what comes on the DVD disk. Start times are random all except when a new movie becomes available. In this case start time will be anounced on the board by the office. Start times and titles are not available by phone or any other publically available methoud that can be retrieved by persons not already staying at Fern River. Also only certian titles can be played under our license. Sorry we cannot announce which ones prior to your arrival and check in. There is no fee or cost related to this fun activity at F.R.

As for bringing your own player or recorder:
You are welcome to video and or record your vacation to include your family + the abundant nature and animals. That includes sharing your video in your home and with your friends and family. This would include on your face book page and other on line public but non commercial locations as long as it is not for profit or advertizing of you, your family or any product. However please be considerate of others at Fern River Resort as they may not wish to be published especially on the internet. Especially children, publishing others (especially children) may bring up legal considerations. Please consider everybody, enjoy your video equipment, your friends and family and allow others to do the same. As for any commercial movie producers: Please contact Dan Martin to obtain written permission to publish any video/movie or part of made on site at Fern River.

AS for our system and our video screens:
Our equipment is not customer accessable. Therefore if you want to bring and watch your own movies or other digital/analog video/audio, you must bring all your own equipment to include your own video screen. Some times a notebook computer works well for this.
We are sorry but our video screens are built so as not to be user accessable. Therefore you will not be able to plug any devise into our telivisions or our system. This is both due to constant abuse of our equipment as well as movie producer copyrights.

In the case of attempting to splice into our system:
This is not allowed. Since our system is built to be non user accesable it is highly likely you would have to break into the built in products or cut off sheilds or hack password blocking + do a large amount of damage. This will be reported to the police and you will be billed for the dammage.
In the event you were to try and copy a movie; This would also be reported to the MPLC and you could be in copyright violation. Copyright violations of this type are subject to fines as high as $250,000.00 Besides, you won't even get quality video as our brodcasting system will not allow it. For this reason, if you really like a movie, go buy it, It's a whole lot better for everyone involved + it's less than $20.


 



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