Breaking the internet (hotels, guestnet style)

Brielle Bruns bruns at
Mon Dec 7 18:23:29 CST 2009

On 12/7/09 4:00 PM, Jared Mauch wrote:

> Providers to avoid: US Signal Corporation. ( was my
> natted IP in a Hampton Inn depsite whois/swip).

Add Air2Data (seen in Best Western in WY).  20 someodd APs, all 
routerboards, all same SSID, overlapping channels, hijacking 80 and 53. 
  When using PPTP or IPSec VPN, the AP chokes and locks out all other 
clients, eventually stops responding completely.

SpeedLinks (once again, Best Western, in Tacoma, WA) was almost as bad. 
  Port 53 hijacking, flakey PPTP support, no ethernet jacks.

I'm noticing alot of these places are doing things which work perfectly 
with Windows, but not Mac, Linux, etc.  Drives me bonkers, and we make 
sure to let management know we won't stay at their hotel in the future 
because of said issues.

Brielle Bruns
The Summit Open Source Development Group    /

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