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Subject:   How does Starbucks meter wireless access?
Date:   2002-09-04 11:27:32
From:   kbixler
How do they meter and control the wireless access in Starbucks? I'm interested in setting up something similar in my own business and I'm curious about how they do it.
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  • Derrick Story photo How to Compete with Starbucks Using 802.11b
    2002-09-05 07:42:40  Derrick Story | O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger [View]

    I'm so glad someone asked this question. My thing has been that I would like small businesses compete with the likes of Starbucks by setting up free Internet access. I think there's enough room in the margins to pull this off, and it would give smaller shops a real crack at topping the big guys. Where would you go to drink coffee? Free access, or $3 for 15 minutes (which I think is way overpriced)? I discussed this with James Duncan Davidson, and he wrote a good article that I think you'll like: Easy 802.11b for Small Businesses. Check it out.
  • How does Starbucks meter wireless access?
    2002-09-04 14:35:38  jafager [View]

    There was an article in SysAdmin in March 2002 that might have some good ideas. Sadly, it's not available online, but the blurb is below.

    If you want I can probably mail or fax you a copy of the article, if it didn't get thrown out when I cleaned my car <g>).

    Securing Public-Access Networks: Stopping the IP Thieves
    Walt Jones

    Jones presents a solution to automating and securing the process of assigning IP addresses and configuring studentsí machines in a university environment.