new guest room SSID for NANOG

John Curran jcurran at istaff.org
Mon Oct 10 19:38:16 CDT 2011


On Oct 10, 2011, at 8:12 PM, Randy Carpenter wrote:

> Very nice. I wonder if this is an option we could try to use in future meetings. It makes sense, really, since we already have decent connectivity for the conference areas, and we wouldn't be destroying the hotel's outside connection (only their WiFi ;-) )


With enough leverage in the contracting process, you may be able to 
get them to agree to allow such (particularly since it can be next 
to impossible to get a configuration clueful person involved early 
in the process...)

Whether they can actually deliver (i.e. do they have any control 
over their own wireless network, any onsite staff that actually 
knows networking, etc.) plus the potential liability that results 
from changing that configuration is entirely another matter.  

Nearly every hotel you contract with for the first time results in 
a different scenario, but I agree it is worth keeping in mind for 
the hotels that have competent on-site access since diverting the 
hotel room traffic for conference attendees improves performance
for everyone.

/John




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