Seasons Greetings!

With the holidays around the corner, SF WiFi would like to thank you for your business.  

We have worked with a wide range of clients on numerous projects and look forward to working together in 2010. 

Trends we are seeing:

  • Clients are replacing legacy wireless gear and improving speed, coverage and reliability.  
  • Wireless HD TV installations. (IPTV). Pilot programs in San Jose homes and hotels.
  • Video Surveillance with wireless cameras. DVR and online live monitoring.
  • Offsite file backups – Offsite storage solutions. Utilizing the cloud. (Ask us)
  • Marketing trends via WordPress and blog pages. 

You may know SF WiFi for wireless network design and installations. But we also offer PC, server and networking support services. I have always stressed file backups. We all have worked too hard in 2009 to lose data to a failed hard drive. (PC or server). SF WiFi offers onsite and offsite backup solutions. Whether or not you are using our services keep your files backed up.  

For those of you who are considering improving your marketing strategies I am recommending Shaw Web Designs for web site design and web page maintenance. Leticia Shaw specializes in WordPress design which offers the client direct access to contribute information to their own web site and or blog pages. 

You can follow SF WiFi on our blog site “Coverage” where we promote the flow of information about products, support info, geek jokes and announcements. We can also be found on Twitter  

 Geek joke: It was so cold last night there was frost on the Windows 7. Oh that’s a good one. 

Happy Holidays


Wheels of Justice

A federal appeals court ordered Microsoft Corp. to stop selling its Word program in January and pay a Canadian software company $290 million for violating a patent, upholding the judgment of a lower court.

Microsoft said it has been preparing for such a judgment since August.  Copies of Word and Office sold before Jan. 11 aren’t affected by the court’s decision. And Microsoft said it has “put the wheels in motion to remove this feature” from versions of Word 2007 and Office 2007 that would be sold after that date.

4ipnet EAP700 Wall Jack Access Point

Wall Jack Access Point
Wall Jack Access Point

Available at the SF WiFi On Line Store:

Product information:
The 4ipnet EAP700 Wall Jack Access Point is an in-the-wall Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b/g AP, designed to blend with any office or home interior architecture or furnishings effortlessly. The compact EAP700 in a small form factor lays snug in a standard wall outlet box, and hides the wall cutout with its faceplate. Its front panel features LED status indicators and a RJ45 wall jack. EAP700 has the interfaces to serve both wireless and wired LAN access. The simplistic yet chic design of EAP700 allows it to blend into a working or a living environment practically and elegantly.
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Ruckus Wireless ZoneFlex 7731

The ZoneFlex 7731 point-to-point bridge is perfect for a variety of carrier applications such as offering Wi-Fi broadband services, backhauling 3G traffic and offloading data traffic from 3G networks. It is also ideal for hotels, multi-dwelling units, schools, warehouses and other enterprises looking to extend broadband connection to remote buildings where fixed line broadband connections aren’t feasible or cost effective. Ultra simple to use, the lightweight ZoneFlex 7731 provides a 30-degree 3dB beamwidth antenna for easy aiming and is centrally managed through the Ruckus FlexMaster remote Wi-Fi management system.

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McDonald’s to Offer Free Wi-Fi Internet Access

Beginning mid-January, McDonald’s restaurants will become one of the nation’s largest providers of free Wi-Fi Internet access, thanks to a new deal with AT&T. Free Internet access will be available at 11,000 of the company’s 13,000 U.S. locations, making McDonald’s an even friendlier spot for those in need of connectivity.

Free means what it says and no purchase is required, McDonald’s told the Dallas Morning News.  Currently AT&T charges $2.95 for two-hours of Internet access.

Free Wi-Fi has become the standard.

Hotspot Gateway and 802.11b/g access point

HSG100 Wireless Hotspot Gateway – More than just an access point.

The 4ipnet HSG100 is the most economical yet feature-rich Wireless Hotspot Gateway, targeting mini-size stores who want to provide small, single-point wireless Internet access service.

Hotspot features:
Built in 802.11b/g wireless access point
Built in database and external radius user authentication
Integrated PayPal credit card billing

Bandwidth policy, session control, firewall
Compete LAN/WAN network functions
Detailed user traffic log
Custom portal pages

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TripAdvisor ranks Stanford Terrace Inn #1 in Palo Alto hotels

TripAdvisor ranks Stanford Terrace Inn #1 in Palo Alto hotels.

The point of this blog? Wireless network installation at the Stanford Terrace Inn provided by SF WiFi.

In most hotels, the main concerns in designing a wireless solution are wireless signal coverage, network user capacity, user applications and of course budget.

SF WiFi specializes in hospitality wireless solutions by installing faster, more reliable Wi-Fi services at a lower overall cost of ownership. SF WiFi designs, installs, and continues to support the wireless networks that keeps guests happy and satisfied.

A number one complaint of hotel guests is the lack of available and dependable Wi-Fi coverage. Wi-Fi has become an essential element and a major draw within the hospitality industry.

Stanford Terrace Inn –

Trip Advisor: Unbiased hotel reviews, photos and travel advice for hotels and vacations.

Hospitality WiFi, Hospitality Wireless, Hotel WiFi – SF WiFi



FREE iPod Touch with online Purchase*

* Requires purchase of (1) Ruckus ZoneDirector 1012, or (2) Ruckus Wireless ZoneFlex 7942 or (2) Ruckus Wireless ZoneFlex 7962.

iPod Touch:
A great iPod, A great pocket computer, A great portable game player.
8GB1, 1,750 songs, 10 hours of video, Earphones.


With room for up to 14,000 songs and up to 30 hours of audio playback time,
iPod touch gives you nonstop musical entertainment.

Pocket Computer:
Most of what you do online with a computer can easily be done on iPod touch.  Built-in Wi-Fi means you can surf the web, send emails,check your favorite blogs or write an email with a photo attached.

Game Player:
Games for iPod touch are made to take advantage of its built-in technologies such as the accelerometer, Multi-Touch, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.
The result is truly immersive gameplay

1,750 songs
10 hours of video
Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Input and output
Dock connector
3.5-mm stereo headphone jack
Included with the iPod Touch:
iPod touch
Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic
USB 2.0 cable
Dock adapter
Quick Start guide

iTouch will ship with the entire equipment order.

Contact SF WiFi for more details.