WI-FI SERVICES  Contact Doug Ford  603-249-6631

Forest Park WI-FI was started in 2009 as a way for our residences to receive emails and local news and look at short videos.

Since that time we have made major upgrades to our hardware and improved our internet line feed. We currently have over 200 users on our system and they use up to 200Gb of data each day. Our current system has great difficulty in handling the traffic of a Smart TV, Hulu, Netflix, etc.

Presently, every day, the top 15 users are consuming one half of the data. If all the other users consumed at that rate the system would be overpowered.

If  you are just moving in or bought a new Smart TV and want to use all the new features, it could overload the system, and it would run very slowly. This applies whether you have a 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz antenna and would affect all users. (5 GHz units are less affected by background noise than the 2.4 GHz units, but will not guarantee your ability to get INTERNET TV). When the snowbirds have left. there will be less of an issue for summer residents, because of the reduced load on the system.

This is what we are going to do to improve the system.

1. We are going to add 2 more 5 GHz antennas this winter.

2. When our contract is up this fall, we expect to be able to add more fiber capacity.  (We have started negotiations with another supplier on this already.)

With added bandwidth, the system will be GREATLY improved, but it will still not allow 200 users to stream at the same time.