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Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Goo-Fi?

Well, I saw this and decided to check it out.  Seems I was still able to get to http://wifi.google.com/download.html and download the file.  Not sure what good it will do since I am not in SF. J 

The story begins,

LONDON, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Online search leader Google (GOOG.O: Quote, Profile, Research) is preparing to launch its own wireless Internet service, Google WiFi, according to several pages found on the company's Web site on Tuesday.

The page was http://wifi.google.com/faq.html, but it's gone now. Try and you'll be redirected to the index page. From the FAQ, while it was still visible: "The program can currently be downloaded at certain Google WiFi locations in the San Francisco Bay Area." (Please tell me it's not Windows-only. [Later... Yep, it is. But that's Secure Access... not clear where that ends and other Wi-Fi services begin.])

Other poop here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here (with excerpts, such as One of our engineers recognized that secure WiFi was virtually non-existent at most locations. As a result, he used his 20% project time to begin an initiative to offer users more secure WiFi access. Google Secure Access is the result of this endeavor.), here (with a screen shot!), here (more screen shots), here and (of course) here.

Tag: goofi. (No offense intended. It's just too good a pun to resist.)


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