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Free Wi-Fi in Harvard Square

6/05/2008 11:16:00 AM
Whoa, so supposedly there is free Wi-Fi in Harvard Square as of 4pm yesterday (6/4). Can someone in the area confirm? What are the boundaries for the wi-fi? How far does it extend?

The Harvard Square Business Association has been working in collaboration with Cambridge, Harvard University and Harvard Square Business Association members to deploy a mesh network to provide free, outdoor Wi-Fi access to the public.

Now, the only missing link is electrical sockets. My stupid laptop only lasts about two hours before it runs out of batteries. Free wi-fi and electrical sockets would be amazing.

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3 Response to "Free Wi-Fi in Harvard Square"

  1. Unknown Said,

    I read a few news stories about Harvard having free wifi but as of yesterday (6/9/08) I couldn't pick up anything except for the AT&T and TMobile Hotspots. The network is supposed to cover up to a 1/2 mile away from the square.

    Posted on 6/10/08, 5:08 PM

  2. Anonymous Said,

    I've been following the stories, too, and was just in JFK Park and Harvard Yard and couldn't pick up jack.

    Posted on 6/18/08, 2:46 PM

  3. David Ludwig Said,

    Earlier today, I was able to get access to this network in a few locations. At least, I think it was this network; the SSID was "Harvard Square". The places that worked were just outside the Peets coffee on Mt. Auburn and JFK, where I got a fairly decent signal, as well as a tea place that was next to the Fire & Ice, in which the signal was usable on one side of the cafe, but not the other.

    Posted on 6/20/08, 6:17 PM


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