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#1
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Joined Nov 2005
We are on the Regal now and will be on the next cruise. Don’ believe the fast internet claims. Bring a land line and use dial up. Yes sorcasim
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Brickell, Miami FL & Naples, FL
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Sorry to hear that the internet slowed down. It was fantastic on our 12/3/17 Regal sailing. We could live stream a movie.
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#3
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Joined Apr 2007
That's disappointing. We also had great speeds when we were on board. Was able to stream some basketball games in HD and never experienced any stops.

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#4
Aliso Viejo, CA
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Speed depends on where the ship is in relation to the satellites. They are not going to be consistently fast or slow. Weather, position, etc. affect it.

Try cracking open the door to your cabin. The cabin doors are metal and can block the WiFi signal. Avoid going to websites that are graphic-heavy. Avoid using the Internet during high peak periods.

I’ve found that using Chrome on my iPhone is much faster and more stable than Safari. Have no idea why.
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#5
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Joined Jan 2016
Using the Internet on the Ruby recently brought back to my mind memories of the pre-DSL days, I think we were using 1200 baud in those days?

Incredibly slow! And I was using the Internet Center, hoping that that had the best speed.
#6
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Joined Sep 2004
I was on board Regal Jan 7-14 2018. Internet speed was very fast and supported HD video streaming every time I tried. Speed tests were 30-50 mbps (both down and up) with 200 ms latency. That's quite impressive. Similar results on Princess Cays.

There are a lot of things that could make the service seem slow to an individual user. For example, I noticed that using the tapatalk app to read forums was unreasonably slow for some reason. Overall, though, I was quite impressed.

We loved the unlimited internet for Platinum and Elite. When unlimited, there are no worries about logging out. And it's easy to keep in touch with fellow cruisers using your familiar email accounts. Reminds me of the good old days of unlimited internet as a platinum perk. I feared that was gone forever.
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sw, Fl - Fort Myers Area
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Joined Nov 2015
We were on in Nov before the speed increase & it went from so-so to pretty good depending on location.
I suspect since the increase in speed it'll be much faster.
I haven't heard to many complaints about it yet.
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#9
132 Posts
Joined Sep 2004
Originally posted by GJCruiser
Really? I did not know the internet allocation had changed.
I don't know if it's changed on any ship other than Regal. But it was definitely unlimited last week on Regal. Unfortunately, I haven't seen any written promises that it will continue to be so.

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#10
RI
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Joined Sep 2005
I had blistering fast internet on the Regal 1/7 - 1/14 last week. You may have a bad router in your room or something not right with the local setup. They are still working on the system and it is not fully complete from what my understanding is.

My cabin had a new router behind the TV on the wall. I had full bars showing on my laptop for receiving signal strength.

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#11
Palmdale, Ca
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Joined Sep 2007
Originally posted by Pam in CA
Speed depends on where the ship is in relation to the satellites. They are not going to be consistently fast or slow. Weather, position, etc. affect it.

Try cracking open the door to your cabin. The cabin doors are metal and can block the WiFi signal. Avoid going to websites that are graphic-heavy. Avoid using the Internet during high peak periods.

I’ve found that using Chrome on my iPhone is much faster and more stable than Safari. Have no idea why.
Same here.....

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#12
sw, Fl - Fort Myers Area
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Originally posted by Woobstr112G
Same here.....

Bob
If you haven't updated Chrome to the latest version in the last few weeks, you see another big increase in it's loading time.
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