Posted by Deliverator on February 27th, 2008
Today I drove to Portland with TRC members in preparation for the First Robotics PNW regional which starts tomorrow and runs through Saturday. This year, due to a convergence of various conferences on the Portland area, we ended up having to stay at a different hotel, DoubleTree Portland – Lloyd Center. The Internet situation is somewhat less than ideal here. The DoubleTree offers free wifi, but only in the lobby. They have data jacks in the rooms, but they are decidedly non-free. A LOT of TRC members wanted to get online from their rooms, so Paul, Jonathan and I whipped up a combination of strategically placed access points, bridges and various oddments to share out my N95’s EDGE connection to everyone. It isn’t fast by any means, but it seems to be holding together and is giving everyone a chance to check their email, download various FIRST game manuals and last minute addenda.