Upgraded Internet UPDATE

Image result for Ethernet Virtual CircuitCourtesy of Holly Jacobs

Frontier just completed upgrading the clubhouse DSL to an Ethernet Virtual Circuit (commercial-type DSL service). This new internet platform provides a more stable service (less interruptions) and increased internet speeds. You can connect to the internet from the clubhouse with an ethernet cable in the computer room or connect to the wireless network. For wireless, choose WMVV in your device WIFI settings. It will automatically show in your network choices and does not require a password.

Because the new service is more stable, loss of connectivity is not expected to happen often. However, if you’ve confirmed your device is set up correctly to access internet and still have a problem connecting, notify HOAMCO at 928-537-1067, x1404. HOAMCO will, then, contact our IT resource and/or Frontier. IMPORTANT! The internet can no longer be reset with the modem that was underneath the computer room cabinet. That modem has been disconnected and removed.

For those of you wondering about adding internet throughout the community. Sparklight (previously Cable One) did a site study in 2018 and responded that the site was “unserviceable.” Construction costs to bring cable to the location were estimated to be between $20,000 to $30,000. Frontier would also have to add infrastructure that would be costly to the Association and determined to be cost-prohibitive in the past. Individuals have found wireless solutions that fit their needs. Two companies are HughesNet for satellite internet and Wi-Power.

We hope this upgraded service will enhance your clubhouse internet experience.

Fall Greetings – Be Prepared for Winter

Apollo 1/2 - 1 in. PEX Crimp Ring Removal ToolContributed by Ray Hedlund – Member, Advisory Committee

This is the time of year where folks begin to think about closing up for the winter. The in-ground shut-off valves sometimes become leaky and cantankerous when shut down. Sometimes they refuse to close properly and then after you have gone home you will receive a call to come back and fix it.

Plumbers charge bucks to dig it up and replace it. They even charge more when it’s cold. Often times, they do not have the shut-off tool so they charge even more. My advice; if you suspect you have a leaker or hard to operate valve is to replace your valve while it is good weather and rates can be shopped.

Two years ago, your HOA purchased a specialized water shut-off clamping tool. It can be checked out and used. Then replaced by you so the next person can use it. The tool is located on site in a double locked case. You can access it by key holders. Any one your Advisory Committee has a key and we now have a hide a key on premises.

Your Advisory Committee members currently are:

Donna Holick – Chair woman

Ray Hedlund

Mike Palma

Frankie Coulter

Wally Simons

Bob McFadden

Above contact info is on the Village People website – wmvv.org.

Clubhouse Internet

Image result for internet cartoon imagesContributed by Holly Jacobs

You may experience some temporary, short interruptions of the internet over the next few weeks as the service is being upgraded to Frontier’s commercial DSL. The new service is expected to be more reliable and increase the speed from 1 Mbps to 20 Mbps. We will let you know once the installation is complete. In the meantime, if you find you are unable to connect, give it some time and try again later. Thank you for your patience with this process.

IMPORTANT! Please do not break into the cabinet in the library/computer room where the computer equipment is to try and resolve internet connection issues at any time. Both the cabinet and lock have been damaged by forced entry on several occasions. Your dues pay for repairing that damage and replacing broken locks. The cabinet is locked to prevent people from tampering with the equipment. When cables get moved or disconnected by people who don’t know what they’re doing, it can turn into a real mess that can result in extended time to resolve a problem. Please refer to the recently mounted instructions in the library/computer room explaining how to reset the modem using the power strip on the counter. There should be no need to access the locked cabinet.

Also, remember that there are times when the internet is not working because of a problem with Frontier that we must depend entirely on them to resolve. A good rule of thumb is to notify HOAMCO if the internet is out for more than a day so that it can be investigated.