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.