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
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
High speed wireless access is available in most locations at
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.
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.
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
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.