UBNT and Cisco at Fairmont Hotsprings

How horrible would camping be without WiFi?? 😜 There are a few APs scattered around the campground at Fairmont Hotsprings in British Columbia, Canada.

First are some Ubiquity units which I assume are owned by the campground since they are mounted on campground buildings and poles.

UBNT at Fairmont Hotsprings
UBNT at Fairmont Hotsprings
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UBNT at Fairmont Hotsprings
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Box at bottom of pole

Next, Shaw Cable has deployed Cisco 1552C outdoor APs with an integrated cable modem to cover the campground with their Shaw Go WiFi.

Cisco 1552C for Shaw Go Wifi at Fairmont
Cisco 1552C for Shaw Go Wifi at Fairmont

The box with the 3 nubs on the bottom is the AP; the box on the right closest to the pole is a Motorola fiber node. I don’t actually know what the middle box is. Anyone know?

Outdoor WiFi in Wilmington, NC

Back in June, I was in the RTP area for work and took the opportunity to do some site seeing over the weekend. It’s funny, I’ve become totally spoiled at home with the ubiquity of service provider Wi-Fi that when I travel in the US, I’m usually reminded that this type of access is not as ubiquitous everywhere. In the regular places I visit in San Jose, CA and in RTP, I’ve yet to see the physical signs of SP Wi-Fi. So it’s funny to me that the first place I do see the signs is in this tiny little down on the coast of North Carolina called Wilmington.

Outdoor AP in Wilmington, NC
Outdoor AP in Wilmington, NC
Outdoor AP in Wilmington, NC
Outdoor AP in Wilmington, NC
Outdoor AP in Wilmington, NC
Outdoor AP in Wilmington, NC

This AP appears to be from Ruckus’ ZoneFlex Outdoor series of APs and judging from info on the Ruckus website, is likely backhauled via cable modem.

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).

Outdoor Hotspots in Cranbrook

Shaw Cable runs a massive Wi-Fi network in Canada that provides hotspot service in every (?) market that Shaw has a presence. Cranbrook, BC is one of those markets and I could not believe how many APs Shaw has hanging on poles there. All up and down the main street you can see the Cisco 1552s hanging on the messenger wire between poles. 

 

Cisco 1552 broadcasting Shaw hotspot
 
This AP is hanging on the edge of the Safeway parking lot.