Why is this the ultimate bench test? I got to sit outside with 70 degree fall weather in the Boston Commons – On a bench; Ahhhh.
For those of you who are regular readers of our blog, I promise we will get back to more car computing content soon. We are one of the few people in the country who have active wimax hardware so there is almost a sense of duty that has set in.
Verizon - 3 tests in a row from using Speekeasy's andwidth test tool
Xohm 3 tests in a row from using Speekeasy's andwidth test tool
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Updated 09-17-2009 at 03:04 PM by ecog
As promised we tested Xohm in Boston on Wednesday.
A hex on the skeptics!
Wimax’s black magic is prevalent and resilient in more places than just Baltimore even at 65mph! With a name like Mp3car, we have to test this stuff in our cars...
Below are the results of an in car “driving” test from Boston Logan airport to Weymouth. Keep in mind that Xohm is not officially active in Boston and the network is still in test mode.
Xohm did not work on the runway or inside the airport because they probably don’t have any towers there yet or they are down for upgrades. Xohm DID work at high speeds on the Runway at Baltimore’s BWI so it was not a structure or plane interference issue.
We started driving south away from the BOS airport and before we hit the toll I was getting 2.5 MBPS on my speed test results. The testing didn’t quite finish before we went in the tunnel. So I kept testing all the way to Weymouth. Coverage was patchy, but when it worked, it really worked. Bandwidth speed tests were impressive despite driving at 50-65 mph.
On the maps below you can see a little white man. These men were automatically rendered on my Google map by Xohm’s Location detection feature. They were generally accurate within about 1000ft.
I will write more tomorrow and throughout the weekend on Xohm’s Location Based Services (LBS) and features. For you Boston locals I plan to do speed tests in 3-4 other areas of the city while I am here.
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Boston College High School. 2.221 MBPS down 604kbs Up 3.47 PM Thursday, OCT 9
Updated 09-17-2009 at 03:01 PM by ecog
Xohm's Baltimore Wimax hardware is working in Chicago, Boston, Dallas, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Northern Virginia, and Baltimore.
Solrackm’s previous comments and reports of Xohm working in DC inspired me to go down and hear it from the horse’s mouth. I walked down to Xohm’s booth at the Baltimore Fells Point Festival which happens to be steps from Michael Phelp’s new house.
Here is the technical dirt from Mike who works at Xohm (not Mike Phelps). Xohm networks are active in Chicago, Boston, Dallas, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Northern Virginia and of course Baltimore. Mike and his coworkers warned me that the networks will work but are “not supported” and are still being tested. They did say my Samsung expresscard wimax hardware which I bought last week will work even in Chicago which is using Motorola tower equipment. To my knowledge, no coverage area has even been posted for these regions.
For those of you broadband geeks our there, it might be time to UPS air your Baltimore wimax hardware in for your fix of wimax geekery. I am flying to Boston on Wednesday with my Baltimore hardware. When we get there I will let you know how it works at the airport and surrounding suburbs.
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My friend Mary checking out Michael Phelps’ new ~1.4 million dollar house around the corner from Xohm's Booth.
Updated 09-17-2009 at 03:00 PM by ecog