Interesting article on how “IETF attendees re-engineer their hotel’s Wi-Fi network in Paris.”
Similar to the “proper” approach taken by the IETF, when I had problems at my hotel in Tokyo one trip, I documented them with some traceroutes, then worked with the hotel to bring in technicians to replace overheating equipment. (It helped that a multinational company with a nearby HQ made my hotel booking.) 🙂
In Southeast Asia, my experience has been that the access points generally work better than the ISP does.
The national phone carriers in Indonesia (Telkom/Speedy) and Philippines (PLDT/myDSL) are vastly oversubscribed with 5% to 30% packet loss and 500 ms pings to PAIX, and even worse when it rains.
The solution is to find a location served by an undersubscribed business ISP startup:
- in Manila, Eastern Telecom rocks.
- in Jakarta, Biznet (FTTP to Singapore) rocks.
- in Bali, Biznet and Neuviz rock.
Normally they have 0% packet loss with 200 to 230 ms pings to PAIX. They also have gigabit MAN access in the capital regions of Manila and Jakarta.