Wi-Fi in planes, MAKE testing it 7/19/05!

Wi-Fi in planes, MAKE testing it 7/19/05!

Cbb1 Interior MAKE will be testing in-flight Wi-Fi, have questions about it? Post them in the comments and I’ll ask the tech staff. The event is an exclusive flight onboard Connexion One, a Boeing 737-400 used to demonstrate the Connexion by Boeing signature high-speed in-flight Internet service. Also, if you want to Skype, iChat, SSH, IRC :-] in the air with me, let me know. Link.

3 thoughts on “Wi-Fi in planes, MAKE testing it 7/19/05!

  1. Mekkaniak says:

    Been there, done that. I traveled from Sweden to Detroit in May with SAS (Scandinavian Airlines). Their planes were the first with Wi-Fi on board, and naturally me and my friend had to test it. Somewhere above Greenland we fired up a laptop, and after wrestling for a couple of minutes with Connexion’s payment options we were online. A copy of Skype was downloaded (or uploaded? We were after all above Greenland?) at 45kbs, not bad. After installation my friend placed a Skype call to a landline phone in Sweden and chatted with his pal. Worked like a charm. Two thumbs up.
    We were very close to geek nirvana, because the contact in Sweden is working with installing Internet access in trains. That day he was supposed to test a network on a moving train, so we could have placed a computer to computer Skype call from a passengerplane to a moving train. Oooo, the mind boggles…

  2. jlintz says:

    will some form of encryption be used like WEP?

  3. yo_tyler says:

    I think an IRC chat would be cool. After all, Make does need an IRC channel. Or a skype confrence call, it could be a live make audio event. Whatever you do, i cant wate to see it.

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