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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 10 2017 / / Indoor
Yes, even in a crowded club with music, food, drinks, and entertainment, I still keep a watchful eye open for them weefees. This Cisco 3802i AP is mounted on the (low) ceiling as you enter the main room of the Hakkasan Nightclub at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Hakkasan at CLUS 2017
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)
June 16 2017 / / Indoor
A colleague of mine, @smoore_bits, was on a trip to the Hoover Dam and spotted something odd on the tour inside the dam: an antenna! Neither of us is sure if it’s Wi-Fi or something else, but regardless, looks like it’s been there for some time. Antenna inside Hoover Dam
September 14 2016 / / Indoor
It’s not uncommon to see APs in the casinos in Las Vegas , however this one at the Wynn is a little odd in that it’s a) installed on the casino level in plain site, with no attempt to conceal it or blend it in and b) it’s installed just a few inches above the floor. UBNT at the Wynn Casino Las Vegas UBNT at the Wynn Casino Las Vegas
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.
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.
August 26 2016 / / Outdoor
Is dust transparent to RF? 😜 This AP is hanging in the Four Queens Casino on Freemont Street in Las Vegas. It’s obviously been there for a while because you can literally see the dust hanging off the antennas and power cord. An AP4131 from Symbol at Four Queens Casino, Las Vegas An AP4131 from Symbol at Four Queens Casino, Las Vegas The best part is what you can’t see though: this thing is 802.
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 20 2016 / / Indoor
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.
July 18 2016 / / Indoor
Cisco Live US 2016 was held in Las Vegas this year which meant the Customer Appreciation Event was held in the brand new T-Mobile Arena. This arena has Cisco Stadium Vision which basically means it’s tricked out with Cisco-powered digital signs and TVs and of course, pervasive Wi-Fi. At first I couldn’t spot any of the APs or antennas! But then I realized they were carefully installed so as to blend into building.
June 13 2016 / / Indoor
I went to Duke University! As a visitor 😁 And naturally I kept an eye out for wireless gear. One obvious place I found some: at one of the libraries. At one of Duke University's libraries At one of Duke University's libraries Looks like they’re a Cisco shop on campus. An unexpected place I saw WiFi was at the Duke Chapel. Duke Chapel