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Title: Free internet?
Post by: sailordumb on May 11, 2007, 02:31:32 AM
this company is fairly new in doing the free internet thing...Do you think it will work in the sjcc? or at least around the outside?

http://www.metrofi.com/cities-14.html
Title: Re: Free internet?
Post by: RyuHayabusa on May 11, 2007, 09:25:54 AM
Quote from: "sailordumb"
this company is fairly new in doing the free internet thing...Do you think it will work in the sjcc? or at least around the outside?

http://www.metrofi.com/cities-14.html


Since i've been going to the fanime staff meetings, I have been able to get online using their service on my laptop. So basically, it works. You can do live updates from the con and stuff lol
Title: Re: Free internet?
Post by: LastElixir on May 11, 2007, 12:50:50 PM
Quote from: "RyuHayabusa"
Quote from: "sailordumb"
this company is fairly new in doing the free internet thing...Do you think it will work in the sjcc? or at least around the outside?

http://www.metrofi.com/cities-14.html


Since i've been going to the fanime staff meetings, I have been able to get online using their service on my laptop. So basically, it works. You can do live updates from the con and stuff lol


that's embarrassing, now if you'll excuse me, ill be playing wow at the con.

j
Title: Free internet?
Post by: Moonblossom on May 11, 2007, 01:05:33 PM
Ooh, I wonder if this'll work in the hotels, seeing as how internet at the Hilton is like, $10 a night ><''
Title: Re: Free internet?
Post by: MPLe on May 11, 2007, 01:23:42 PM
Quote from: "LastElixir"
that's embarrassing, now if you'll excuse me, ill be playing wow at the con.

j


For me, it's barely stable enough to do anything except fly around mining nodes in Netherstorm (epic flying mounts rule!).

[Edit: Fixed a broken tag]
Title: Re: Free internet?
Post by: Tenba on May 11, 2007, 02:48:27 PM
Quote from: "sailordumb"
this company is fairly new in doing the free internet thing...Do you think it will work in the sjcc? or at least around the outside?

http://www.metrofi.com/cities-14.html
MetroFi works sporadically in parts of the SJCC and in the hotel meeting rooms, but I find it to be slow and flaky.  Also, I don't think the free WiFi stretches upwards too well, so I think it's unlikely to get service in the hotel rooms, especially on the upper floors.

MetroFi's uploading is also very poor.  I tried uploading a measly 2MB file through it, and it kept dropping me.  Checking mail and IM work fine, but I wouldn't count on anything more network-intensive than that.
Title: Free internet?
Post by: Kava on May 11, 2007, 03:00:23 PM
I wasn't even able to connect to Metro-Fi in the meeting rooms. It failed me utterly. Half the time my laptop won't even detect it, and when it does, it won't connect to it and gives an error message.  :evil:
Title: Re: Free internet?
Post by: Moonblossom on May 11, 2007, 03:27:17 PM
Quote from: "Tenba"
Quote from: "sailordumb"
this company is fairly new in doing the free internet thing...Do you think it will work in the sjcc? or at least around the outside?

http://www.metrofi.com/cities-14.html
MetroFi works sporadically in parts of the SJCC and in the hotel meeting rooms, but I find it to be slow and flaky.  Also, I don't think the free WiFi stretches upwards too well, so I think it's unlikely to get service in the hotel rooms, especially on the upper floors.

MetroFi's uploading is also very poor.  I tried uploading a measly 2MB file through it, and it kept dropping me.  Checking mail and IM work fine, but I wouldn't count on anything more network-intensive than that.


Blargh :( Maybe I'll bring my laptop down into the meeting rooms or something, so I can at least check my email. The idea of letting my spam build up for six days rather terrifies me. o.O

(hi Kava! I know you.. *stalk*)
Title: Free internet?
Post by: MPLe on May 11, 2007, 04:35:49 PM
We had an area for free internet last year :P
Title: Free internet?
Post by: Kava on May 11, 2007, 05:57:37 PM
Quote from: "MPLe"
We had an area for free internet last year :P

Yeah, there will be an internet cafe somewhere, which I believe will have free wifi access.

*waves at MB* Didn't know you'd be coming to this con. ^-^
Title: Free internet?
Post by: Moonblossom on May 11, 2007, 06:30:25 PM
Yep :D Dragging Twisty with me as well.

I'm glad there'll be free internet somewhere, so I can at least check once or twice, and send my folks a note letting them know I didn't like, fall off the airplane or something. They're silly, and tend to worry too much ><;;
Title: Free internet?
Post by: narutofan17 on May 14, 2007, 12:35:19 PM
I remember being able to get wireless when I was there last year. I was in the ddr area. For people staying at the Marriott I believe internet is free or at least thats what my buddy told me.
Title: Free internet?
Post by: phoenixphire24 on May 14, 2007, 12:57:12 PM
If you're staying at the Sainte Claire, internet is free.
Title: Free internet?
Post by: WaffoCellist on May 15, 2007, 07:55:07 AM
The Internet Lounge will be located in the Convention Hall near the Hilton side, next to Exhibit Hall 3.  For those coming up from the Ground level, it's on the second floor above the Starbucks cafe.....
Title: Free internet?
Post by: CompyFranko on May 18, 2007, 08:13:26 AM
Free internet?  Hmm, if I could hook up a wireless router, we could have pokemon wi-fi battles...
Title: Free internet?
Post by: Kava on May 18, 2007, 12:30:29 PM
Quote from: "CompyFranko"
Free internet?  Hmm, if I could hook up a wireless router, we could have pokemon wi-fi battles...

why would we need to have wifi battles when we're all in the same place? couldn't we just do wireless DS to DS?