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Wow! Starbucks internet is faster now

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Capo Dei Capi, Apr 10, 2015.

  1. Capo Dei Capi

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    I haven't used the Internet while at Starbucks in a while instead using g my 4G phone since it was really slow like 1.5 mbps down and .05 mbps up. Now at the one at its 15.85 down and 3.10 up.
     
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    You sure you didn't just drop your mocha over the router?
     
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  5. Capo Dei Capi

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    I think they switched to uverse or southern light fiber from regular dsl.
     
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    What part of the country are you seeing this improvement in? I wonder if they changed networks which cities are improved and which aren't yet
     
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    Why are you at Starbucks at the first place?
    Starbucks is overrated, its just marketing.
     
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    I'm in the south east part of the USA. I'm surpised they took so long to upgrade to uverse(?) when it has already been in the area for a few years now. 10-15 people on a 6mb/s connection is pretty bad, most other places I've been to where there are large amounts of people that use laptops and phones tend to have much better wifi speeds.
     
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    Because I like the refreshers and sometimes the frapps and its has a nice open layout. Being inside working on IM gets boring after a while.
     
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    Too bad their coffee is crap. They failed harder than almost any business that tried to come to Australia.
     
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    There hot coffee is actually pretty terrible, if it wasn't for all the speciality drinks they wouldn't have even become popular.
     
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    I am currently instarbucks and using starbucks' online and it absorbs. It is so slowly and i cant observe splitting bad because it buffers every 10 a few moments. lol
     
  13. Capo Dei Capi

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    They must be doing a second round of upgrades since the 18 months mentioned in this article ended in jan/feb.

    http://www.fastcompany.com/3015064/starbucks-wi-fi-is-getting-ten-times-faster-with-a-boost-from-google
     
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    wherever you go in a retail shop you will get access wifi for attracting customers its one of marketing strategy
     
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    I noticed it got faster as well. My house is behind a starbucks so sometimes I use them for my blackhat needs. My router can suck in their signal from my house
     
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    I don't really think its a marketing strategy its more of a basic quality of service for a cafe to have these days. It was really a marketing strategy like 10 years ago.
     
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    I'm at another starbucks right nowand I'm getting like 84Mbps down but only 6Mbps up.