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Jfried
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Username: Jfried

Post Number: 702
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 209.131.7.190
Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2005 - 12:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Anyone know of a comprehensive list of locations with wireless internet in the city?

In the mean time, lets come up with our own list. I'll start:

Atlas, Meetery Eatery, Eph McNally's, Majestic, Campus Martius, Slows, Mercury, Starbucks (griswold, jefferson, wsu?), Beans & Bytes. Town Pump, YMCA (is this running yet?)
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Goat
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Post Number: 7962
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 64.228.201.179
Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2005 - 12:23 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hart Plaza, I thought might have it as well. Am I correct?
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Erikd
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Username: Erikd

Post Number: 476
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 69.242.214.106
Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2005 - 2:34 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hunter House, Delux Lounge, and some areas of the RenCen also have free wi-fi.
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Jimaz
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Username: Jimaz

Post Number: 9
Registered: 12-2005
Posted From: 68.2.191.57
Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2005 - 2:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

With enough wireless coverage, would it be possible for someone to mount a webcam on their dash and offer virtual tours of Detroit to the world over the web, possibly for profit?
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Vas
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Post Number: 462
Registered: 01-2004
Posted From: 69.3.204.215
Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2005 - 2:58 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Honest Johns, Avalon Bakery
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Bagman
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Username: Bagman

Post Number: 36
Registered: 06-2004
Posted From: 69.218.76.23
Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2005 - 3:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Cadillac Luggage at the corner of Fort and Griswold
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Motorcitymayor2026
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Username: Motorcitymayor2026

Post Number: 301
Registered: 10-2005
Posted From: 71.10.63.140
Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2005 - 5:31 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

i think all of downtown is wireless, at least Kwame has plastered up billboards around the city touting that downtown is wireless, with his name in big print right below it.
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Ndavies
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Post Number: 1479
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 70.230.228.201
Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2005 - 5:37 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If you read the fine print on that billboard, you would notice it says in Hart Plaza and Campus Martius parks. (It might list more places. At 80 MPH that's all of the fine print I can read.)
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Motorcitymayor2026
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Post Number: 302
Registered: 10-2005
Posted From: 71.10.63.140
Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2005 - 5:40 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ohhh lol....of course!

He makes sure his name is in nice, fine, bold print though
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Rberlin
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Username: Rberlin

Post Number: 270
Registered: 06-2005
Posted From: 68.255.80.194
Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2005 - 5:44 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I would suggest driving around town with a laptop and a wireless card to find where where all the free access points are, but some time ago someone, for some reason, thought even disscussing this would be illegal.
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Ndavies
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Post Number: 1480
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 70.230.228.201
Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2005 - 6:02 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Why go to all that trouble, when it's already been done for you.
http://www.wigle.net/
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Greenolives
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Username: Greenolives

Post Number: 2
Registered: 07-2005
Posted From: 68.252.3.109
Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2005 - 9:44 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What about places that have wireless and computers people can use if they don't have their own laptop? I have lots of customers ask me about this and I'd love to have some suggestions for them, especially places they can walk to from downtown. (I hope this isn't threadjacking, if it is I'm so, so sorry!)
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Commodore64
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Username: Commodore64

Post Number: 181
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 71.65.11.254
Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2005 - 10:46 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I know the City-County Building has an open hot spot. I have used it many times when I went to meetings there
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Ndavies
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Username: Ndavies

Post Number: 1483
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 70.230.228.201
Posted on Friday, December 30, 2005 - 1:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Greenolives, how about sending them to the library? It's the only place I know of that has public usable computers.
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Julie
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Username: Julie

Post Number: 33
Registered: 09-2005
Posted From: 66.178.218.40
Posted on Friday, December 30, 2005 - 2:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Beans & Bytes on Woodward has a room with PC's and printers available. Not sure if there is a fee to use them.
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Jimaz
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Username: Jimaz

Post Number: 14
Registered: 12-2005
Posted From: 68.2.191.57
Posted on Saturday, December 31, 2005 - 9:58 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Google Earth's "Google Earth Community" layer identifies some WiFi hotspots too.
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Naturalsister
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Username: Naturalsister

Post Number: 420
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 68.42.169.65
Posted on Saturday, December 31, 2005 - 11:08 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

quote:

"for some reason, thought even disscussing this would be illegal."

Why?

later - naturalsister

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