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Quick note that I’m on my way out the door for the two+hour drive down to Baltimore. Today is the WiMAX launch event. Note that it’s the launch event and not the launch: the service officially went live last week and has already seen some reviews. […]

WimaxbaltimoreQuick note that I’m on my way out the door for the two+hour drive down to Baltimore. Today is the WiMAX launch event. Note that it’s the launch event and not the launch: the service officially went live last week and has already seen some reviews. I’ll be doing my own hands on at the event but I won’t likely be testing coverage, bandwidth and latency on the fringe as the event is in the heart of the harbor area. I did just find out that the Lenovo folks have something waiting for me at the event. It’s a 30-day loaner device that’s currently available and it’s not a netbook. Hmmm……Enjoy your day with James as I go see the “hotspot as big as a city!” Oh and before anyone asks: yes, I’m taking the MSI Wind, which is now running Vista SP1. At under three-pounds and less than a foot wide, it’s great for travel and I can whip it out during the event without hurting myself or someone else. I’d better bring my EV-DO card too: once I leave Baltimore, I leave the WiMAX behind!

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  1. Hope to see you at the event, Kevin. I’ll be there too!

  2. Apparently the network is active in a sort of beta, unofficial way in six other cities.

  3. I’m using XOHM here in the DC area, speeds range but so far I’ve seen 4.7Mbps down and 768kbps to 3Mbps up. I have the Zyxel home modem from XOHM. Service for a ‘test’ market has been pretty good. I got the PC Express card as well but haven’t played with it yet, as I really don’t have a need for it. As for the modem, it’s lacking BIG TIME in basic features in the administrative pages. Hopefully that will change with a firmware update but we’ll see. It’s pretty much only port forwarding for now.

  4. Hmm, I see no way to edit a post. Meant to say 4 to 7Mbps down not 4.7.

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