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Wireless for Commercial Spaces

Providing added value for both your tenants and your buildings




Why provide wireless access to your tenants and customers?

Wireless service is a unique product that will allow you to differentiate yourself in a competitive market for renters. High speed wireless Internet access will allow you to attract new tenants as well as to retain existing tenants, but only if your wireless network provides good coverage to every unit and is reliable and dependable.




Benefits of a Portless Wireless Installation

For the last ten years the founders of Portless have been providing network, computing, and security engineering and management directions for companies such as Intel, Sprint, UUNet, WebTrends, and NetIQ. They have the experience deploying wireless networks in these large corporate environments, and use this knowledge to ensure that you receive a quality installation and your tenants receive a robust and dependable Internet experience.


Portless has customized commodity hardware for these installations. Some of the benefits are:

       Cost savings warranties, and the ability to expand and support your network(s) in the future.

       Splash Page Portless can provide a custom splash page with terms of use for connecting tenants. You can customize this splash page as well, adding your business name, or other information you would like the users of your service to see.

       Traffic Shaping to ensure one or two “power users” does not hog all the available bandwidth, robbing other tenants of their access.

       Monitoring Our software allows us to remotely monitor your network and inform you of problems as they arise. In fact, we will often know there is a problem before you do!

       Reports Portless technology will allow us to generate reports about how your wireless Internet network is being used, such as how many people are connected to your network, and what percent of the bandwidth is being used.



Wi-Fi Networking News
Thu, 24 Mar 2005 22:33
We've launched another three Weblogs on wireless: We're committed here at Wi-Fi Networking News, otherwise known as WNN, to cover and offer the widest array of reporting on wireless networking, whatever the standard. Several weeks ago, we added WiMax Networking News and WNN Europe to the mix to better separate the increasing number of stories in that area.Today, we've started the engine on three new topics that are of high interest to our readers. As with our other new blogs, you can see the most recent headlines at the right side of any page on any of our sites.Cell Data News will cover developments in 2G, 2.5G, 3G, and beyond in the U.S. and around the world.Voice over WLAN is voice over IP (VoIP) over wireless LAN, but VoWLAN is the most common abbreviation. Many enterprises, schools, and homes are adopting different forms of VoWLAN to make roaming with voice as seamless as roaming with data without the issues and costs of interior cellular voice coverage.MIMO + N News is the central point for details on the coming IEEE 802.11n standard for increasing wireless network throughput through the use of MIMO (multiple-in, multiple-out) antenna arrays alongside a variety of other technical improvements. MIMO devices have hit the market, but 802.11n is as long as two years away. We'll chart the course of both the market and the standard.
New WNN Blogs: Cell Data, VoWLAN, MIMO+N
Train rider offers free Wi-Fi via cell: The Sounder runs from Seattle to Tacoma and has been an incredibly popular new run over the last few years--our first test of some of the new light- and heavy-rail to come. A member of our community wireless group, Seattle Wireless, has hooked up a Wi-Fi to cellular EDGE connection in his backpack. He's noted the car that he's to be found in during morning and evening commutes.A colleague of mine at Peachpit Press in Berkeley, Calif., told me a few years ago about her former commute in the late 90s from Fremont to San Jose, working for Adobe. Someone on the train would always power up their laptop, turn on a Wi-Fi software base station, and connect to Metricom's Ricochet service. Everyone on the train would use the good samaritan base station during the trip. [link via BoingBoing]
Good Samaritan-Fi