WHY ISN’T MY WIFI WORKING? – Anna Maria Island Rentals

WHY ISN’T MY WIFI WORKING?

Why isn’t my wifi working?  Wireless internet can be frustrating at times.  Simple fluctuations in power are often the cause for issues with internet modems and routers.  Most modems in Island Real Estate rental units are provided by Bright House Cable. They can be located anywhere in the house including kitchens, bedrooms, closets, living spaces, and garages.  To locate you modem, look for a small black or gray box connected to a coax cable.  A quick power recycle will solve most issues.  DO NOT push the reset button, as this will often cause additional trouble.

To reset a modem or a gateway (modem-router combination):

  1. Unplug the modem’s power cord.
  2. Remove the battery (usually concealed by a panel in the back or side of the modem).  Note, some modems have batteries and others do not.
  3. Wait 15 seconds and put the battery back in place, and plug the modem back in.
  4. Wait 45 seconds for the cable modem to initialize.
  5. Attempt to browse the Internet again.

A wireless router is a small box that receives the internet signal from the modem and broadcasts it throughout the Anna Maria Island home.  If your rental has a router, it may need a simple power recycle as well.

To reset both a router and a modem:

  1. Unplug the router’s power cord.
  2. Unplug the modem’s power cord.
  3. Remove the modem’s battery (usually concealed by a panel in the back or side of the modem).  Note, all modem’s do not have a battery.
  4. Wait 15 seconds and put the battery back in place, and plug the modem back in.
  5. Wait 45 seconds for the cable modem to initialize.
  6. Plug the router back in.
  7. Wait 45 seconds for the router to initialize.
  8. Attempt to browse the Internet again.

If this does not solve your problem, please call our guest services staff at Island Real Estate (941) 778-6066.  We may need to send one of our technicians to your rental unit, or schedule a service call with internet provider.

Anna Maria Island Free Wi-Fi Wireless locations

Anna Maria Island is known as “old Florida” on the Gulf Coast however we have plenty of businesses that offer Wi-Fi hot-spots.  

Now to the good stuff, where is wireless offered free?  Most of the list currently encompasses Anna Maria City and Holmes Beach but we will continue to add to the free wireless access list.  Please comment if you are aware of more locations and will modify our listing.  

Ginny and Jane E’s which is located in Anna Maria City *

Holmes Beach Island Branch Library *

If you booked your vacation rental with Island Real Estate we offer free wi fi at our 6101 Marina Drive location.

* Locations have computers available if laptop is not available.

Just remember….your on vacation to relax.

 

All info current as of 2020. 

Anna Maria airport transportation

Flights To Anna Maria Island Florida

If you need to fly to the area the choices are Tampa Airport or Sarasota Bradenton International airport. The Tampa airport is about an hour and a half drive from Anna Maria Island. Sarasota Bradenton Airport is about 45 minutes away.

Some less used airports to fly into are the St Petersburg/Clearwater airport. This one is about the same distance as the Tampa Airport.  For international flights another alternative is one of two Orlando airports. Orlando also offers some very competitive airfares. The one way car trip takes about 2 hours in light traffic. Many guests also enjoy visiting Orlando for the theme parks.

Click the link for more information on transport services to Anna Maria Island from the Tampa International Airport or Sarasota/Bradenton Airports.

Travel to an Anna Maria Island rental by car

Traveling to an Anna Maria Island rental by vehicle is also a choice. Many guests come from with in Florida. Anna Maria Island also has many guest from Ohio, Indiana and Michigan. Many of these guests also travel by car. See below for estimated mileage from a few major North American cities.

Montreal, Quebec – 1550 Miles  :  Toronto, Ontario – 1400 Miles
Milwaukee, WI – 1300 Miles       :  Chicago, IL – 1220 Miles
Syracuse, NY – 1325 Miles          :  New York, NY – 1175 Miles
Boston, MA – 1420 Miles             :  Pittsburgh, PA – 1075 Miles
Orlando, FL – 122 Miles               :  Atlanta, GA – 500 Miles

Nearly all Anna Maria Island beach rentals offer wireless internet. Find information on Wireless Internet Hot-Spots on Anna Maria Island