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New Orleans’ free wifi rollout

Posted by schroeder915 on December 21, 2006

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EarthLink has just announced the official rollout of the New Orleans free wifi network. EarthLink wireless routers have been installed around town now for a couple of months.

To connect, look for the “Featherwifi” connection in your computer’s list of wireless providers. After a short login screen, you can use EarthLink’s free wireless service.

So far, I’ve only been able to connect from my front porch (not inside the house), but a technical support specialist told me that if I upgrade to the fee service, EarthLink would provide a more robust router, or adapter (I’m don’t remember which they said they were offering).

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6 Responses to “New Orleans’ free wifi rollout”

  1. “Latino para barato! Mecanico!” said

    Somebody has convinced New Orleans that immigrants get paid by check and therefore are treated fairly and that they pay their share of taxes.

    But if you read this article you can see there are plenty of day laborors who most certainly are getting paid in cash.

    Any Bloggers with cameras pass by the Day Labor sites early in the morning? How about taking some pictures and writing some things to help us accomplish something like this?

  2. Latino para barato! Mecanico! said

    Somebody has convinced New Orleans that immigrants get paid by check and therefore are treated fairly and that they pay their share of taxes.

    But if you read this article you can see there are plenty of day laborors who most certainly are getting paid in cash.

  3. Charlie Fiosher said

    “Latino para barato! Mecanico!”

    Somebody has convinced New Orleans that immigrants get paid by check and therefore are treated fairly and that they pay their share of taxes.

    But if you read this article you can see there are plenty of day laborors who most certainly are getting paid in cash.

  4. Charlie Fiosher said

    Do any bloggers with cameras pass the day labor sites? do you want to help communities move forward like what is suggested in this article?

  5. R. Rowland said

    I just tried from inside my house on Burdette between St. Charles and Maple: niente.

  6. John said

    > So far, I’ve only been able to connect
    > from my front porch (not inside the
    > house), but a technical support
    > specialist told me that if I upgrade
    > to the fee service,

    There’s an easy solution — you can amplify a weak wireless feed with an antenna made from a metal tennis can container, and hook that up as the WAN to a wireless router set up to receive. Then this leads to another wireless box set up to transmit like the way you usually have at home. So you have your in-home wireless network, hooked into the larger one.

    I’m not explaining this very well — Matt (from ) is the one I first saw do this; I’ll see if he’s got a link to a how-to about it.

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