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December 24 2017 / / Outdoor
It’s really snowy in parts of British Columbia, Canada right now. The trees are covered in a brilliant blanket of white snow. And so are the Cisco industrial WiFi routers that dot this part of the province :-) This particular router is one that I drive past a few times a year in different seasons. Right now it’s -20C (-4F) and there’s snow everywhere. (That big pole on the back side of the router is just a mounting pole, not an antenna)
August 1 2017 / / Indoor / Outdoor
Man, LAX is pretty gnarly. Between taking photos of planes and APs, it's amazing I didn't miss a flight. First off, pretty obvious–at least in Terminal 2– that they're an all-Cisco shop. No shortage of 3702i APs anywhere. Curiously, they also had a healthy amount of 3802e APs (“e” denotes a model with external antennas). I’d love to know why they mixed models like this. They even had the two models fairly well intermixed; a specific model was not just in a specific area.
July 25 2017 / / Outdoor
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).
July 17 2017 / / Outdoor
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.
July 6 2017 / / Outdoor
More spotting at airports! This time Ottawa’s Macdonald-Cartier International. Cisco 1552 outdoor APs are providing WiFi coverage on the apron. Ottawa International (YOW) Ottawa International (YOW) Ottawa International (YOW)
April 24 2017 / / Outdoor
Calgary International Airport (YYC) has completely transformed their Wi-Fi service is the last couple of years. They switched from their prior vendor to a 100% Cisco solution all while greatly increasing the quality of the network and expanding the network’s footprint so they can provide high quality connectivity in areas of the airport they couldn’t before. First off, when you get dropped off at the airport, as soon as you step out of the car you’re within the Wi-Fi coverage area.
April 20 2017 / / Outdoor
I found this post sitting in my drafts folder. I started writing it in Dec of 2016 and guess I forgot to finish it! After many weeks of talking about it, we finally flew out to Vancouver to visit a bunch of friends we have in the area. I saw these Cisco 1552 APs along the water front as we were wandering around downtown. Vancouver City Downtown Unfortunately, I didn’t have any proper tools with me to scan for SSIDs so I’m not sure what networks are operating in this area.
September 20 2016 / / Indoor / Outdoor
Spruce Meadows is an equestrian facility in Calgary, Alberta which hosts multiple well-known horse jumping events throughout the summer. There’s lots to see there, but of course I had one eye peeled for technology ?. I spotted this Cisco 1532I access point at a distance of a few meters. At that distance, I almost mistook it for a speaker because it’s so small! I guess I’m used-to the larger-sized 1552s. The grey color also didn’t help in identifying it.
September 13 2016 / / Outdoor
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 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.
September 12 2016 / / Indoor / Outdoor
Usually you’d expect to find an industrial, IP67-rated access point such as the Cisco IW3702 in a harsh location such as in a manufacturing plant, on mining equipment, or mounted on a pole somewhere outside. But this unit is located at Calgary International Airport (YYC) in the “A” wing of the Domestic Terminal Building. Specifically, it’s in the long, ground-level hall where passengers board the small, regional WestJet planes. Cisco IW3702 at YYC in 'A' Hall
August 29 2016 / / Outdoor
The Golden Spike Casino in Las Vegas has a cool outdoor area with lots of games. They’re covering the area with Wi-Fi via Meraki MR66s. Meraki MR66s at Golden Spike Casino, Las Vegas Meraki MR66 at Golden Spike Casino, Las Vegas What’s interesting is the way they’ve mounted these APs on the pole. There’s three of them mounted around the pole in a way that appears they want to use them almost like sector antennas.
July 22 2016 / / Outdoor
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.
July 18 2016 / / Outdoor
I suppose you can’t call it “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth” if there’s no Wi-Fi, right? Cisco 1552 outdoor APs are attached to the underside of the overhang at the grand stands: Cisco 1552 at Calgary Stampede The scale of this picture is hard to grasp. It appears the ceiling is rather close to the camera but just look at the size of the AP; the ceiling is actually dozens of feet away.
June 7 2016 / / Outdoor
Ryan (@homeychan99) sent me a pic of what looks like a Cisco 1552 with a panel antenna at the Calgary Zoo. CIsco 1552 (I think?) at Calgary Zoo