Success Story “Indoor & Outdoor Wi-Fi Coverage for a Hotel Facility in Thailand” by LanCologne

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Project goal: Full indoor & outdoor Wi-Fi coverage for a hotel facility in Thailand on September 24th, 2017
Story text for the successful customer project: Risto Popovski - owner of LanCologne UG Köln


LanCologne Goes to Thailand
We had the great responsibility to create full indoor and outdoor Wi-Fi coverage for a hotel facility with multiple bungalows, which are spread over the entire premises.

It was also important to us to fulfill the hotel owner's wishes, particularly since we don't get to configure a Wi-Fi system in Thailand every day.
However, we are sure that, in the future, the hotel-keeper will have more time to take care of his guests, because the technology by Ubiquiti was designed to be of help and not to cause trouble. 😉

For technical support and the provision of hardware, we had the help of VARIA.
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The hotel owner's highest priority was to provide his guests with Internet access as simply as possible, while keeping it easy to operate for himself. (VARIA's note: The management of the hotspot system was supposed to be possible without IT expert knowledge.)

The Only Solution - Ubiquiti's Mesh Technology
The project became really exciting and interesting when we were told that there is only one building from which everything is provided with Internet access - hence, there were no further LAN cables to the respective bungalows available.

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Risto Popovski from LanCologne summarized it like this:

The biggest problem was that there was only one building in the facility in Thailand, where a LAN connection would be possible. Therefore, we had the task to cover approx. 6.000 m² with Wi-Fi originating from a single building. To ensure reliable and sufficient provisioning for all tourists and guests of the house, we made the conscious decision to use UBIQUITI and mesh technology. Especially because, this way, we would be able to build flexible wireless bridges to properly cover even the most remote areas.

After all, you want to be able to tell your loved ones at home how relaxing your vacation is. For that, a reliable wireless system is a necessary condition, isn't it?
In conclusion, we would like to thank Mr. Eppert, who gave us the opportunity and his trust to provide his hotel facility with reliable wireless coverage.

Here, you can read the review of the hotel-keeper, which he also posted via Facebook (under "Reviews"):

EiDi Homestay with full wireless coverage across the entire facility and in all buildings.

My wife and I run a small homestay in THAILAND. On approx. 6.000 m² there are 13 bungalows and apartments, a service building, a recreational area and a large garden.

With the devices that had been installed so far, the wireless coverage of this area was unfortunately spatially very limited. (We had installed a TP-Link 300 Mbps access point, one Wi-Fi antenna and three repeaters.) During a stay in Germany last year, I consulted two different wireless specialists. Both gave me an outline of their proposed solution. The suggested solution by LanCologne, a wireless specialist from Cologne, was the one that convinced me.

From the beginning, consulting was a matter for the boss! With the proposed concept, I was particularly keen on the option to have all devices configured in Cologne so that, in Thailand, they would only have to be mounted on the designated locations. And it actually worked out! There still were a few small obstacles (it would have been strange if there hadn't been).

  • Our current router was not fully functional and had to be replaced by the Internet provider.
  • Because of current fluctuations and power interruptions, which are not unusual in Thailand, the controller for our new installation malfunctioned once. This is now compensated by the appropriate technology.
The fine-tuning of the system was carried out competently and professionally by "LanCologne" via remote maintenance.

Now, we are using a Ubiquiti UniFi mesh system.

A big thank you to the CEO of „LanCologne“, Mr. Risto Popovski. In the consultations, he demonstrated convincingly that our configurations would work and he would be able to take care of us from Cologne.
Together with an employee and me as an onlooker he configured all devices in one weekend.

In the process, he explained the individual steps to me and put them into context. My initial concerns about this plan were dispelled by the end of the day.
Soon after arriving in THAILAND, the devices were set up and mounted.

The final fine-tuning was carried out via the LanCologne support line (even at unconventional working hours).

Now, our guests have trouble-free Internet access across the entire facility and in all housing units.

More Information
© Text and images: LanCologne, 2018. Use is permitted only with express permission of the author.
Website of the customer, LanCologne: https://www.lancologne.de
Website of the hotel, EiDi Homestay: http://www.eidi-homestay.com/

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