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The sucky side of Microsoft Tech.Ed New Zealand 2009: the wi-fi access

, posted: 16-Sep-2009 10:52

Seriously folks... I haven't been to a single conference that had ever offered a consistently good Internet access experience. 

Enough said on this...



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Comment by Behodar, on 16-Sep-2009 13:19

It was pretty bad and I ended up tethering through XT most of the time. I left a comment on the overall evaluation form and I encourage everyone else to do the same.


Comment by Ben, on 16-Sep-2009 17:09

Agreed. It seems like a bad call to use the default rievernet (or whatever it's called) hotel wifi. How hard would it have been to set up a mesh with a couple of access points in each room?


Comment by Richard Wood, on 16-Sep-2009 22:07

I agree that getting wifi can be a real problem at many tech events and there's no excuse for it, given the extent of notebooks and wi-fi phones. I recently helped organise a conference across Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. With the help of the right local providers both for the wifi and the local tail we got plenty of wi-fi with both IPv4 and IPv6. There was some hickup at the start of the Auckland event when we had IPv6 only but that was sorted quickly and I didn't hear of any other issues. So it can certainly be done.


Comment by friedCrumpet, on 17-Sep-2009 08:29

What problems were people having? Wifi access was working just fine for me.


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