Carmel Wireless

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You’d think that a popular romantic tourist destination close to the Bay Area in California would be bristling with wireless networks. I’m heading to Carmel for the weekend and spent some time looking on Google for some wireless hotspots. Couldn’t find anything except a Boingo point at a hotel that I’m not staying at.

If there was a coffee place with free wireless, you could bet I’d be there a couple of times a day. What a competitive advantage that would be. Let everyone know via Google that you have free wireless and watch the tourists come in to check their email and buy coffee.

I’ll be firing up Netstumbler and taking a look around. Perhaps if I find a hotspot I can help some other poor shmuck who’s planning a trip to Carmel.

As a side note, I just opened Netstumbler to make sure I have the latest version and I was surprised to see that it picked up an AP that I have disabled SSID broadcast. Anyone know how that happened?

Update: I stopped at Caffe Cardinale for coffee this morning and saw a Linksys AP sitting on the counter. After hurrying back to my hotel to grab my laptop and paying $3 for a half hour of access, I’m online. And it’s great coffee.

Steven M. Cohen
July 11, 2003 8:12 AM

I checked on Hot Spot List (www.hotspotlist.com) and found three places in Carmel that have wireless hotspots: you might want to check other surrouding areas...good luck

Adam Kalsey
July 11, 2003 9:12 AM

All three listings on Hot Spot List are for the same place. It's all the same hotel with three different names, but the same address.

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