Thousand Oaks Travel Guide

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WiFi Heaven: Best Western

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  Site Where: 75 W Thousand Oaks Boulevard [map], Thousand Oaks, CA, United States, 91360
March 30, 2006 at 9:00 AM | by | Comment (1)

[Ed. Note: A reader lets us know about the connection at Best Western in Thousand Oaks, Calif. We tested a BW ourselves and were not impressed with the weak signal strength or the fact that it only worked in one corner of the lobby, but this tipster has nothing but good karma. And hey, it's free. Enjoy.]

At the Best Western Thousand Oaks Inn, they have free WiFi throughout their property, including the courtyard, swimming pool, and banquet facilities.  They have several access points on each floor throughout the hotel, so it works everywhere, including the bathroom.  It just requires a password from the front desk.  In addition, the network is fully encrypted from file sharing, rogue sites, etc.  The hotel offers 24 hour technical support from real techno-geeks for help with firewalls, VPNs, etc., and guests who don't have built-in WiFi, or forgot their WiFi card, can borrow one for free, too!  For those who need to added security of a hard connection, they have free connections in the library, where the WiFi also works.  I heard that they will be adding free printing service over their WiFi network later this year in their new business center.

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