The Mi-Te-Jo campground in the lakes region of NH has 300 camp sites and roughly 30 luxury guest cabins. The campground is heavily wooded in the heart of the New Hampshire Lakes Region. The goal was to provide stable and usable internet access to all camp sites.
Wenworth CCTV engineered such a system. We first ensured adequate bandwidth by strategically creating two main distribution points using the main office and a bath house with existing internet. Both distribution points got a gigabit of internet from the Internet Service Provider (ISP). We then installed MikroTik wired routers and EnGenius multi-gigabit PoE switches at each distribution point to establish an infrastructure that could handle peak bandwidth and routing requirements.
Wentworth CCTV then installed high speed wireless bridges, or virtual wires, connecting the distribution points to each access point that distributes Wi-Fi. Each bridge has line of site to the next to create maximum throughput. This technology is called "Point to Point Distribution" and is able to handle the high demand for Wi-Fi in today's campgrounds. Older "Mesh" technology, where each access point jumps off the one closest to it, is not effective in a campground as each "jump" reduces available bandwidth by about 50%. This result is the last access point in line being able to distribute minimal speed, creating unusable "junk Wi-Fi". The 802.11ax WiFi6 access points are cloud managed and feature MU-MIMO (Multiple Units- Multiple Input Multiple Output) technology to ensure dozens of users can connect to each access point. Line of site was again a huge must, as to provide adequate signal to each site line of site to the access point is necessary.
Lastly, to implement a pay wall to allow guests the ability to purchase premium Wi-Fi speed, we used the cloud to connect the system to the Wentworth CCTV paywall. Guests are able to purchase Wi-Fi using the Wi-Fi system instantly 24/7 without a voucher program or visiting the camp store.