This morning I'm in a Starbucks, and my connection went from perfectly fine, at 8:30 AM before anyone was here, to barely usable now that I'm surrounded by laptops. One more reason for actual workspace.
Friday, March 30, 2012
Another hazard of Laptopistan - slow WiFi
This is hardly unexpected, but one of the side effects of everyone using Starbucks as a de facto workplace and internet cafe is that their WiFi is heavily stressed. People watching online video, using Remote Desktop (like me), probably even BitTorrent. I don't know what sort of routers they put in these coffee shops, but they often seem to be unequal to the load they're handling.