Boingo teams up with Free-Hotspot.com

Boingo Wireless and free-hotspot.com are teaming up! That means, Boingo customers can now use all of free-hotspot.com’s Wi-Fi locations without having to view ads. Free-hotspot.com boasts of a network of more than 3,500 locations in 18 European countries. They expect to have 5000 hotspots by the end of 2008. I use Boingo often when I […]

Is Meraki as inexpensive and open-source as it seems?

Not really, says Sascha Meinrath, Research Director for the New America Foundation’s Wireless Future Program and a founder of the Champaign-Urbana Wireless Network. Sascha agrees that Meraki is a good option for people who want to create a wireless network quickly, but they don’t understand that although the hardware seems inexpensive ($49 for the indoor […]

PC Magazine’s guide to Wi-Fi: a must-have for the traveler who wants to stay connected

PC Magazine has published a long article entitled Access Everywhere: The Definitive Guide to Wi-Fi which tells you where to find Wi-Fi on the road, in public transport, hotels, airports; how to turn your mobile phone into a Wi-Fi hotspot; how to share Wi-Fi connections, and more. It’s the best guide I’ve seen for getting […]

Fund a free citywide Wi-Fi network: Google ads + local search + maps?

I was sitting in a Wi-Fi cafe (Lulu Carpenter’s) in Santa Cruz, California this afternoon, wondering how to create a citywide wireless broadband network that offers access free of charge to users and pays for itself (or even makes money). Suddenly it came to me: advertising (Google adsense plus Google Maps plus Local Search). Assume […]