I did a tour of downtown Charlottetown tonight, most of the area south of Euston St. to the water, looking for open Wifi that I could document. The result is a big jump in the number of Plazes in Charlottetown.
There’s Wifi almost everywhere downtown — you seldom have to walk more than a block to find an open access point. The greatest concentration of Wifi is, as you might expect, around 84 Fitzroy Street. There’s also a heady flow up at the corner of Gerald and Upper Prince.
In my tour, I found 93 access points. Of these, 60 were “open” (i.e. not using WEP to secure access) and 33 were “closed.” Common names: default (19), linksys (13), and NETGEAR (4). Four access points (including my own) identified themselves as wificharlottetown.org.
Whenever I could both get access to the net, and find a place to park the car for a minute, I added a new geolocation to Plazes. So now there are 24 public Wifi Plazes in Charlottetown.
Heroic! What a feat!
Plazes-driving? Wi-finding? I lack words for this outburst of Plazesness.