Maestro Public WiFi

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I'm wondering if you are planning to accommodate public WiFi in the Maestro.  These are the type of WiFi found at most hotels, Starbucks & McDonald's?

When connecting to these type of facilities, they always ask that one agree to their terms before permitting access to the Internet and this invariably requires a browser.

I'm hoping that the Maestro will include a minimum capability for those of us who want to use these locations.  My hotel in Dayton comes to mind.

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Gerald - K5SDR, Employee

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With WiFI, your mileage (i.e. performance) WILL vary.  FlexRadio has no control over WiFi performance either in your home or in the future on the road.  Others have commented on the variability of hotel WiFi performance.  Our position is and must be, if it works, it works - if it doesn't it doesn't.  We cannot and will not guarantee WiFi performance.  Remember that WiFi is like a party line in the early days of telephone.  In a hotel, you and everyone else in the hotel are on the same frequency.
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Peter K1PGV, Elmer

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Not only are you likely on the same frequency, you're sharing the same endpoint bandwidth. So, there are lots of permutations: signal good, bandwidth bad, latency good... Signal bad, bandwidth good, latency bad. Etc...

WiFi in general sucks. Hotel wifi sucks worse. "If it works, it works" is good counsel and you should be thrilled. If it doesn't work, don't be surprised. That's my advice..