Category Archives: Internet tips

AT&T LTE speeds in Pierce CO [speedtest]

I have been in CO for work and to visit family. Part of our stay has been in Pierce which is in northern CO. Remote work has been very easy since the¬†LTE speeds are quite rockin’ in Pierce CO ūüôā Here are the results using an AT&T Unite Pro hotspot with unlimited internet: This sure beats the old days of slow wifi and even slower 3G/4G ūüėČ Have you used LTE in this area of CO? I would love to

Grand Imperial, Silverton CO WiFi speeds

The Grand Imperial has traditionally¬†been¬†a lovely hotel in Silverton CO. The hotel’s antique charm and vintage rooms¬†were the main draws: Now, however, their wifi speeds¬†are also quite attractive: http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/5433605188 The connection has also been rock solid over the course of a two day stay. No disconnects and consistent speeds of 5Mb/s-6Mb/¬†This compares very favorably to a few years ago when most WiFi in Silverton was quite slow and spotty! It also beats AT&T 4G service in Silverton which currently maxes

Residence Inn Marriott, Springfield MO [business WiFi review]

I regularly stay in Springfield MO and Branson MO for business. I normally test the speeds at every hotel I stay in. Recently I stayed at the Marriott Residence Inn in Springfield MO and here are the results: ~2.0Mbps D/L* ~0.9Mbps U/L* *average of multiple tests throughout stay. Max D/L was 3Mbps, min was 1Mbps. Max U/L was always around 0.9Mbps. Overall, these are some of the worst speeds I have seen in southern Missouri. You can pay $8.95 a day for higher speeds,

Crossroads Inn and Suites, Salem MO WiFi review [EXCELLENT]

I regularly stay throughout Missouri for business. I normally test the speeds at every hotel I stay in. Recently I stayed at the Crossroads Inn and Suites in Salem MO. I have stayed there before, but they recently upgraded their internet so I wanted to run speed tests again. Here are the speedtest results: ~60.0Mbps D/L* ~12Mbps U/L* *average of multiple tests throughout stay.  These are some of the best speeds I have encountered. WiFi coverage was also excellent, both in my room and

Exede Liberty Pass speed tests [RESULTS]

Here you will find real world speed test results for ViaSat’s Exede Liberty Pass internet plan. These results are from AFTER the monthly allotment is downloaded. These are also with their latest modem which features “up to” 25 Mbps downloads. Here is verification¬†that the monthly allotment has been used, and the Liberty Pass is in effect:   A quick note regarding units discussed in this post: Unit symbol The ISQ symbols for the bit and byte are bit and B,

Fairfield Inn & Suites Laramie Wyoming – Hotel Internet Review

I travel frequently for business and as such good internet access is a top priority. For my work, a fast and reliable internet connection is absolutely essential. As such, I make sure to test the connection each time I stay at a hotel and make notes for future reference. Here are the results from my recent stay in Laramie Wyoming at Fairfield Inn & Suites: Ping 18ms Download speed: 1.04Mbps Upload speed: 1.07Mbps Ping times were good. However, for this day and

Wifi bridge from old house to new house

Recently I setup a wifi bridge between our old house and our new house. This setup is surprisingly difficult since there is considerable foliage in between the two houses. Also, once the signal gets to the new house I wanted to rebroadcast it so we had nice full home coverage. Thankfully, TP-Link has some very nice (and inexpensive) wireless access point/bridges available. Two of them made quick work of the problem and now we are enjoying our old internet at