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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.
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 / / 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.
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
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