Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston had Wi-Fi all over the place (at least down town, in the market/tourist-y district). They appeared to be using Meraki MR74 or MR84 APs for their city/open Wi-Fi.

Waterfront Park, Charleston, SC
Waterfront Park, Charleston, SC
Waterfront Park, Charleston, SC
Waterfront Park, Charleston, SC

The city’s Wi-Fi network was open for anyone to use (I think? I don’t recall if there was a captive portal). Only real complaint is the side of the broadcast domain 😉.

Charleston, SC, free Wi-Fi

Apart from the city’s Wi-Fi, I noticed that the city and/or police appeared to be using Ubiquity to service cameras around the downtown area.

Charleston, SC

Resort at Panama City Beach Florida

Jekyll Island sits on the US east coast in the state of Georgia and has a few beaches that face the Pacific Ocean. On one such beach the hotel/resort had installed Wi-Fi.

Update Jan 5 2018: Oops. One of my travel mates pointed out that this was actually at a resort in Panama City Beach, Florida. I got my locations mixed up.

I don’t recognize the equipment, but a good use of outdoor APs given the exposure to sand and water. I’m also assuming that we’re looking at a panel antenna on the front of the AP which indicates some thought and engineering went into this deployment. Very cool, considering this is a hotel network after all.

One thing I noticed though is that their cabling is the weak link: they’ve installed RJ45 jacks right next to the APs which are certainly not protected against the elements.

Curious why they wouldn’t have extended the home run all the way into the gland on the AP so there were no connectors exposed to the elements.