john on 16 Feb 2009 15:38:29 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Public Service Announcement (Really)

Closer to Lombard St signals start going to another tower (not yet 
converted). But places like 12th and Christian, 10th and Carpenter, Broad 
and Washington - have great access. 

The SSID should pop up as WirelessPhiladelphia

Two things that will hurt signal. One is bad luck, your block might just 
have a bad signal because the nearest node is down. Two is your adapter. 
The low power PC cards and internal laptop chips are very poor at picking 
up singal inside. A USB high power device with external antenna is ideal. 

In time, bad nodes will be replaced, which will further improve signal 

>From : Michael Leone <>
To :, Philadelphia Linux User's Group Discussion List 
Subject : Re: [PLUG] Public Service Announcement (Really)
Date : Mon, 16 Feb 2009 17:51:10 -0500
> On Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 10:51 PM,  <> wrote:
> > I think this is relavent to those who live in Philly.
> >
> > The Philadelphia Public Wifi network (no longer associated with 
> > is being worked on with regards to better performance.
> >
> > The first of many towers has been modified for better routing and 
> > responsiveness. I cant disclose the location of the tower, but I can
> > indicate the neighborhoods that it serves:
> >
> > This is approximate:
> >
> > Lombard St SOUTH to Oregon Ave
> > 19th St EAST to the Delaware River
> I don't see it, although I will admit to being about 1/2 block west of
> the coverage area, at the middle of the north-south coverage area.
> What is the name of the network?

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