Peek-a-boo, I See You

This Cisco 3702i was spotted peeking out from behind the curtain in a conference room at a hotel.

Peek-a-boo

What’s odd to me is that the whole conference level was already blanketed in WiFi. Why the lone AP casually left on the floor? Also, does anyone else immediately wonder what they would get access to if they plugged their own equipment into a public network port like this?

I didn’t notice the label on the AP until zooming in on the photo (the original, multi-megapixel photo).

MacTAVISH!!!

MacTAVISH. The name of the AP? A nod to a decently famous pro hockey player? A reference to living dangerously? (I’ll leave the last one as an exercise to the reader).

Cisco Live 2016

The folks that organize and run the network at Cisco Live do an awesome job of making sure there’s Wi-Fi throughout the entire conference location. They also do not skimp out on the number of APs they deploy.

It only happened one time where I was in a room that didn’t have an AP (but there was an AP right outside the door). Every other room had at least one AP. In the larger rooms, there were multiple APs.

Cisco Live US 2016 In-room APs
Cisco Live US 2016 In-room APs

I believe this room had 10 APs: 5 along each wall (of which 4 are in the picture and 1 is behind me). The APs are not placed haphazardly either. They are carefully placed and the antennas are carefully angled as appropriate as well (notice how the antenna at the front of the room is angled downwards more than the others).

Even outside the breakout rooms, the hallways are lined with APs. Again, everything carefully positioned and aimed.

Cisco Live US 2016 APs in Hallways
Cisco Live US 2016 APs in Hallways

I asked Jason Davis (@SNMPguy) who works the Cisco Live NOC how many APs they had deployed at the conference:

snmpguy_num_of_aps_at_clus16That’s slightly more APs than my largest customer has in their whole environment! 😲

UBNT in Jamaica

Courtesy of the folks at NOBLE WiFi, here are some pics of their Ubiquity installation at the Cliff Hotel and Spa in Negril.

Ubiquity at Cliff Hotel and Spa in Negril, JA
Ubiquity at Cliff Hotel and Spa in Negril, JA
Ubiquity at Cliff Hotel and Spa in Negril, JA
Ubiquity at Cliff Hotel and Spa in Negril, JA
Ubiquity at Cliff Hotel and Spa in Negril, JA
Ubiquity at Cliff Hotel and Spa in Negril, JA

NOBLE provides WiFi to the hotel’s guests, both inside the hotel (common spaces and rooms) and the outside area (like the pool, as shown above).