* Posts by Mike Hartley

1 post • joined 31 Aug 2007

Earthlink's city-wide Wi-Fi ambitions fade into thin air

Mike Hartley

Didn't they plan before building?

>Only after that did they learn the network wasn't likely to reach dwellings >above the third-story level or those that were a fair distance from the >sidewalk, where light poles hosting access-point antennas were located.

So, did Earthlink really expect to be able to run a real world network by just littering the place with access points? Basic radio planning and verification techniques would've brought this to light almost straight away.