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.

San Diego Airport (SAN)

Ok, more sightings at an airport! Similar to Calgary International (YYC), San Diego International (SAN) has APs mounted right outside the terminal along the arrivals/departures road. SAN is using Cisco 1552s.

San Diego International

I’m sure the metal-wrapped cement column does wonders for the signal in the Taxi line. Also not sure why these APs are carrying the SSID for the conference room?


What was cool though was in the rental center garage, there were APs everywhere.

SAN Rental Car Garage

Those look like Cisco 2700e APs to me mounted inside a nifty enclosure with a glass/plastic door. With some blinky rope lighting, those things could almost pass as a Flux Capacitor. In a testament to how awesome San Diego’s weather is, they’re using an indoor AP in an unheated, open air garage. Jealous. 😎

I’m not familiar with the type of antenna mounted to the underside of the enclosure (the white rectangle), however it looks like it could be a Cisco AIR-ANT2451V-R which is a dual-band, omnidirectional ceiling mounted antenna. What’s most interesting to me is that most of the APs in the garage were showing a green LED indicating no devices were associated. Doing passive scanning only perhaps? Unfortunately I forgot to get a list of SSIDs being broadcast. 😣

Here are two more at the exit gate. I wonder if their being mounted directly over the attendant stations is significant? The AP on the right is the only one I saw with a blue LED (clients are associated).

SAN Rental Car Garage