There are plans for good internet in the conference area from Wednesday
onwards run by NZNOG.
Unfortunately we can't get involved in doing any WIFI at the accommodation
end of the venue. The SSID you see will be likely from the pool-side
conference rooms at the accomodation end of the venue which are being used
Mon to Wed.
On Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at 6:23 PM, Nathan Ward <nznog(a)daork.net> wrote:
I’m in Tauranga for the week for work, and am staying at Trinity where the
conference is being held. I’m attending on Thurs/Fri (now that I’ve
registered having prev. forgotten haha).
The wifi here, at least in the rooms, is abysmal - I’ve stayed here a few
times before, and it’s always the same - and is the same now. Anywhere from
10-25% loss, and 100-500ms std-dev when ARPing the gateway at various times.
I note that there’s an NZNOG SSID - is this using the same wifi equipment?
MACs seem similar, but reception is poor, so maybe it’s just in the
If you have an ethernet adapter, you can plug in to the lower of the two
RJ45 holes in your room, get 100mbit link, auth with the captive portal,
and get 2% loss instead, much better RTT though. Seems I can get around
8mbit/s out of it.
Of course, if this is how it is without a bunch of nerds, it’s not going
to get any better at the tail end of the week !
Long story short - unless the conf. organisers are sorting something else
out, bring some 4G if you need to be online reliably - 4G on VFNZ seems to
be OK here and has been a life saver for me when staying here in the past.
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