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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.




30 Day Problem Free Guarantee

All Portless Commercial wireless Installations come with a 30-day problem free guarantee. The final payment for the work will not be invoiced until the client has had 30 days of problem free service.



Get started now

Give us a call and schedule a free consultation and walk through of your existing space. We can help you understand what would be involved in setting up a reliable wireless network for any commercial, retail, or private space you have.

Wi-Fi Networking News
Sun, 06 Feb 2005 03:29 releases massively large, detailed wardriving maps of Seattle: In conjunction with a University of Washington course. I can't describe it better than Drew: Dr. Philip Howard from the communications department has been teaching his students about technology, ideas, people, and how culture is affected by these new concepts. Their project allows them to gain some practical experience while exploring Wi-Fi as it pertains to them and the people around them. Involving 100 students, this project is one of the largest collective efforts to map Seattle's wireless landscape. is a website which provides interactive maps of Wi-Fi installations, as seen by wardrivers. This collaboration served to create critical mass for the website to provide printable maps, in addition to on-screen maps that exist. Also, this paves the way for other universities and groups interested in orgznizing detailed scans of their city to have a way to actually accomplish this, and have visual results. The files are BitTorrented because of their enormous size (over 100 and 300 MB). [link via Slashdot]...
Enormous Wardriving Maps of Seattle
Palo Alto's fiber network: I admit that fiber-optic networks have little to do with wireless, but we're still playing clean-up from this week's flurry of activity around an astroturf report on municipal broadband. (Scan through the archives for more on that.) One piece of email I received during this week from Jeff Hoel in Palo Alto long and interesting as relates to their fiber network. Palo Alto was one of the first cities to build their own infrastructure. They have not been cited in any of the reports or ancillary material that have disputed the efficacy of municipal networks and I was interesting in finding out more. Jeff has a lot of points to make and, with his permission, I reproduce his email in condensed form below. (Note: Jeff writes about FTTH, which is Fiber To The Home. Many fiber systems are fiber/coax hybrids in which fiber is the backbone and drops to the home use coaxial cable to reduce expense and complexity.) Jeff writes: I'm a Palo Alto resident and an enthusiastic supporter of muni FTTH here. In your 2-1-05 article "Beat the TechBeat on Muni Wireless", you say: The author conveniently ignores Palo Alto, an early fiber-optic deployer, and I have no idea whether that project was vastly successful or a huge failure. Based on what I know about the growth of Internet businesses around Palo Alto that have remained post dotcom bubble, it seems that fiber might actually attract business. Here's what I think is going on in Palo Alto. The city put in a dark fiber infrastructure in 1996. [1 (PDF)] [2] It's doing fine, in that it's making money and paying off its investment. But the service is expensive enough that only businesses can afford it. The city put in a 66-home FTTH Trial system in 2001. It's doing fine, in that participants are happy to pay $85/mo for Internet service. During the first year, phone service was also offered, but after that it was dropped because the point had been proved that you could do it. RF analog TV was also demonstrated to work technically, but was never offered as a service because of the hassle of buying the content. The Trial cost something like $640k; nobody ever thought it would pay for itself eventually. I think the equipment chosen for the Trial is not the equipment we'd want for a citywide system, which...
Palo Alto's Fiber Is Doing Fine