Metrofi…I’m Having No Luck

I tried getting Metrofi at three different locations over the past two days. No luck. At the Barley Mill last night, a fellow patron said there is an antenna on a light pole that he can see from his apartment window. But the wifi never works.

So far, Metrofi seems like a real mess. Is anyone able to use the service at all? I’m having no luck.

But it is beautiful outside today. Maybe I need to try a bit of sunshine with my Metrofi. Ugh. Screen glare.

8 Comments so far

  1. atlas (unregistered) on March 5th, 2007 @ 12:42 pm

    With seemingly every coffee shop in town offering wifi I wondered why the city was so gung-ho to make this “deal”

    and now it’s proving to be a failure?

    What a shame.

  2. Betsy (unregistered) on March 5th, 2007 @ 4:09 pm

    Tried to use Metrofi at Marsee on NE Broadway last Friday; it was a definite no-go. Ran into a friend there, she told me she’d never been able to successfully use it there.

  3. martin (unregistered) on March 6th, 2007 @ 8:43 am

    I run 4 apartment buildings, all within spitting distance of the wifi antennas. Can’t seem to get connected though. One resident has suggested to me that we install a signal booster on the roof, along with 2 airports (is that the right term?) on each floor.

  4. Lisa (unregistered) on March 6th, 2007 @ 10:49 am

    I’ve tried several times to connect, all without luck.

  5. Betsy (unregistered) on March 6th, 2007 @ 11:39 am

    I keep reading that you shouldn’t really be able to connect when inside – that for maximum effectiveness, you need to be *outside*.

    Or that the business can buy something to boost the signal in order to make it usable inside, of course…

    I’m betting that the *something* to purchase is only available through MetroFi.

  6. Brandon (unregistered) on March 6th, 2007 @ 11:51 am

    The only time I was ever able to connect was when I parked 20 yards from one of the stoplight access points near the Lotus. All things considered, I should have just wandered down to Stumptown.

  7. Reid Beels (unregistered) on March 6th, 2007 @ 11:12 pm

    I used it successfully in NE and SW while I was staying in hotels there for a few days during my last move. It was a bit slow, but otherwise worked fairly well.

  8. Reid Beels (unregistered) on March 7th, 2007 @ 5:02 pm

    I’m posting this comment on MetroFi while waiting for the streetcar at SW 10th and Stark. I’m also outside and have line of sight to at least two nodes, so that probably helps a bit…

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