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Old 01-22-2002, 01:02 PM   #1
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Boingo Goes Live With ‘Wi-Fi’ Service, ‘Sniffing’ Software

CHICAGO – Would you pay $8 for a one-time, high-speed wireless connection good for 24 hours while traveling on business and staying at a hotel? Ten local hotels and Boingo Wireless are betting so.
The Santa Monica, Calif.-based company announced on Monday it has made live 400 hot spots across the nation – including 10 hotels in Chicago and soon Midway Airport – with hundreds of additional locations being added in the coming weeks.
Boingo uses 802.11b technology, which is better known as the "Wi-Fi" standard for wireless networks. Just power up your laptop and Boingo will "sniff" all available networks and connect you within seconds at speeds comparable to DSL or T-1 service (depending on the location's network).

You'll need Boingo's software loaded, which is now available in its full release version for free. You will also need a Wi-Fi card, which you'll have to purchase separately. The company's service is currently only compatible with Lucent and Cisco Wi-Fi cards, though D-Link is on its way. Lucent Wi-Fi cards run about $80 from CDW and other retailers, whereas Cisco cards run between $100 and $120 and can typically pick up signals from further away.

While Boingo is targeting business travelers as its prime demographic, the company expects users to begin spending money hesitantly.

http://eprairie.com/news/viewnews.asp?newsletterID=3289
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Boingo Goes Live With ‘Wi-Fi’ Service, ‘Sniffing’ Software

CHICAGO – Would you pay $8 for a one-time, high-speed wireless connection good for 24 hours while traveling on business and staying at a hotel? Ten local hotels and Boingo Wireless are betting so.
The Santa Monica, Calif.-based company announced on Monday it has made live 400 hot spots across the nation – including 10 hotels in Chicago and soon Midway Airport – with hundreds of additional locations being added in the coming weeks.
Boingo uses 802.11b technology, which is better known as the "Wi-Fi" standard for wireless networks. Just power up your laptop and Boingo will "sniff" all available networks and connect you within seconds at speeds comparable to DSL or T-1 service (depending on the location's network).

You'll need Boingo's software loaded, which is now available in its full release version for free. You will also need a Wi-Fi card, which you'll have to purchase separately. The company's service is currently only compatible with Lucent and Cisco Wi-Fi cards, though D-Link is on its way. Lucent Wi-Fi cards run about $80 from CDW and other retailers, whereas Cisco cards run between $100 and $120 and can typically pick up signals from further away.

While Boingo is targeting business travelers as its prime demographic, the company expects users to begin spending money hesitantly.

http://eprairie.com/news/viewnews.asp?newsletterID=3289
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