Chaska’s municipal Wi-Fi too slow, limited for me

We just moved to Chaska and were excited to try out the citywide wi-fi. They gave us a little antenna to set up in the house, and we’re getting a full strength signal.

But it’s slooooow — I mean crawling. And during peak hours, like this past Sunday night, it’s nearly impossible to even load a YouTube video.

Last night I tried hooking it up to our wireless router so we could get two laptops going at the same time, and it wasn’t having it — kicking off each laptop alternately. Turns out that’s a no-no.

Plus it seemed to block Comcast’s Web site when we tried to research our other options.

So what’s so great about slow-ass municipal wi-fi? It’s slow, limited and possibly neutered.

Screw that. Guess we’re back to the cable monopoly.

2 Comments so far

  1. Erica M (ericam) on September 11th, 2008 @ 9:01 am

    Well that’s disappointing. They’ve been touting that for years.

    I expect it’s great for people who are upgrading from dial-up and don’t know any better or people who are not heavy users. I still think it’s a good service to have for those folks and I rather like the idea of internet access as a public utility.

    Nice how their business service bumps you up from 1.2 Mb to 1.5 Mb.

  2. Webdigs Blog » Blog Archive » Chaska, MN 55318 (pingback) on September 24th, 2008 @ 10:18 pm

    […] Attracted by the relatively affordable housing, people have flocked to the open spaces of Chaska with its many single-family home and townhouse developments. It’s also known for being one of the first communities to broadcast wi-fi – though at least one local blogger isn’t happy with the system’s performance. […]

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