This morning at 0-dark-thirty I boarded an MD-88 out of Syracuse, heading for Minneapolis and eventually on to San Jose. Given that this week is all about wireless networking, I figured I’d start things off by looking in on the in-flight network through the tools I had handy in my bag.
This won’t be one of those wordy blogs; I’ll let the pictures do the talking. And what they’ll say is that GoGo is the service, dual-band Cisco APs are in use, and the coverage is pretty good. Bear in mind, the MD-88 is around 130 feet long in the cabin (like 148 total) and 11 feet wide. In the config I flew in, it seats 155. These situational parameters no doubt have your WLAN design juices flowing. Also note how Delta is making the presence of Wi-Fi on the flight known, and that around a dozen users opted to pay for the service as of this Fing snapshot.