Best wi-fi option for renters


#1

Hoping someone has a suggestion: I am leasing my house for a year or two and want to make sure my landscaping stays healthy with proper irrigation. Should I continue to pay for my internet service and provide free wi-fi (to which the Rachio Gen2 is currently connected) - or stipulate that the renter install internet access and connect Rachio via their wi-fi? My Charter internet goes down occasionally but only once did I actually have to re-connect the Rachio to the wi-fi - it usually comes back online by itself eventually.


#2

Ubiquiti UniFi gear would let you easily create multiple SSIDs with different passwords. From there you could have a home infrastructure network and then charge the renter a fee (or include in rent) to use a different network SSID for internet access.


#3

I had that before (not for rachio) and the tenants downloaded torrents and whatnot I got all the notices. So, be careful with that.

I haven’t used it but something like this might work https://shop.freedompop.com/product/refurbished-netgear-unite-mobile-hotspot-gsm/NTG-AC770SATWTR. The plan is 500MB free each month so not a lot of data but I am not sure if Rachio needs more than that.


#4

Thank you - good thing to investigate.


#5

Thanks - I will look into that option.


#6

Thank you I will look into that option!