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December 17 2019 / / Outdoor
Earlier this year I was in San Diego and took a walk down by the pier. There’s a spot where you can sit on the pier near the Midway Museum and someone (the city?) has installed a Merki access point and a camera. What interests me most about this is the empty bracket that’s still mounted above the camera. Looks like maybe a Cisco 1552E used to be mounted on this pole?
December 15 2019 / / Outdoor
Well this is a first: actually featuring my own handiwork on this blog. A good friend of mine wanted to extend Internet connectivity from his house over to his workshop, about 60 meters away. Trenching cable was an option, but we opted for a wireless shot between the buildings. The distance was short enough we could cover it easily They live on an acerage with no other WiFi nearby which meant lots of spectrum for us to use for the shot We were up for the challenge 😄 Since he was already using Ubiquiti kit in the house, I wanted to keep things as homogenous as possible.
October 29 2018 / / Indoor
This Cisco 3702i was spotted peeking out from behind the curtain in a conference room at a hotel. Peekaboo 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?
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)
November 24 2017 / / Indoor
Thanks to Colin for this one :) At a hockey arena in Edmonton, they installed a Cisco AP over the ice, presumably to try and maximize coverage across the whole arena. That makes sense… until you think about the age range of the players. If you look closely, you can see black smudges on the AP where kids where shooting hockey pucks up at the AP. And it looks like even with the cover over it, the kids are still keen to try and knock it down.
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?
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.