Tech-Ed 2005 - Day 1 - Why is my wireless connection so slow?

Energy permeated the air as I registered for Tech-Ed this morning. Hundreds

of IT pros flocked the show floor; watching, waiting, and connecting with each

other. Unfortunately this was more than I could say for my wireless network

connection. I'm glad that Microsoft provides Tech-Ed attendees with free wireless

access, in fact I would expect no less. Unfortunately they skimped on the

bandwidth. It took me no less than 10 minutes to access CNET's network and begin

retrieving my e-mail. It seemed the 802.11b network was straining to handle the

traffic attendees were generating. I hope this is just a first-day glitch that

Microsoft will fix as Tech-Ed continues.

By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...