Posting from the bus - Journal of Omnifarious
May. 26th, 2006
07:21 am - Posting from the bus
The Seattle bus system (King County Metro) has been testing out wireless on some busses. One line the test runs on is the 48, and I'm taking that to an appointment this morning.
The ping times are atrocious:
but I think throughput is much higher. I suspect they're using satellite Internet to make it work. It's OK for browsing, but awful for an interactive terminal session.134 packets transmitted, 129 packets received, 3% packet loss round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 372.585/2183.240/27040.870/4022.968 ms
But, in general it's pretty fun to be on the Internet from a city bus. :-) If I weren't spending so much time playing with the new toy, I could've used it to get a bunch of stuff done on my way to my appointment.