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Poster: zippy Date: Jan 26, 2005 3:51pm
Forum: sflan Subject: Re: sflan from berkeley?

Getting a connection from across the bay is quite difficult, even with line of sight. You are more likely to pick up a connection from one of the hotels or cafes near the Marina, assuming they offer wireless.

If you have line of sight to Berkeley and the hills, with a directional antenna you might pick up an open access point in that direction. There are many cafes and some residences in Berkeley that run intentionally open access points.

As an alternative, some cell phones allow you to establish a data connection to the net, even without purchasing a special 'internet' monthly package.

--Pat