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  •  I can provide symptomatic descriptions, but it's (8+ / 0-)

    ...hard to know the cause with any certainty.


        - Connectivity was unreliable--established pairings with "Netroots" dropped without explanation.

        - Coverage was uneven--in some spots the WiFi signal was full-strength, in others barely observable.

        - Speed through the channel was highly variable, as was latency.  Some of this is to be expected from the high usage levels, but it was far in excess of what I would expect.  This appears to be due, in part, to a complete lack of QoS at the border router.

        - Also related to QoS:  for those of us who wanted to stream panels informally, there was no way of guaranteeing enough bandwidth or low latency to survive through the entire panel.  Admittedly, this is a somewhat unique problem, as most users wanted Internet access just to check websites or email.

    There are a number of solutions to these problems which I could propose, if I knew the source of the issues, but it's mainly knowing what the vendor is capable of and what the vendor is willing to do.

    "Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions." - Thomas Jefferson

    by rfall on Mon Jun 20, 2011 at 02:43:22 PM PDT

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