wifi for 600, alex

Marshall Eubanks tme at multicasttech.com
Wed Jan 24 02:04:46 UTC 2007

The IETF in Vancouver was a disaster (the floors were transparent to  
RF), but Jim Martin and Joel
Jaeggli and company have done an excellent job and the 802.11x has  
been quite good since.

And the IETF is 1200 people all of whom use laptops all the time.


On Jan 23, 2007, at 8:45 PM, Carl Karsten wrote:

> Hi list,
> I just read over: http://www.nanog.org/mtg-0302/ppt/joel.pdf  
> because I am on the PyCon ( http://us.pycon.org ) team and last  
> year the hotel supplied wifi for the 600 attendees was a disaster  
> (they probably were not expecting every single one to have and use  
> a laptop the whole time).  Joel's pdf was for a conference in 2002  
> or 3, so I am hoping much has changed.  But from what I have found,  
> I think my hopes may be just a dream.
> Does anyone have any advice or URLs of more recent case studdies in  
> supplying wifi for 600 laptop wielding geeks?
> Thanks,
> Carl K
> ps, Google is one of our sponsors, and I see that they want to be  
> the next inertube or something - maybe we can get them to do it :)

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