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Inn at Oyster Point Project

The Inn at Oyster Point is a unique destination among San Francisco airport hotels. The Hotel overlooks the San Francisco Bay  and just minutes from San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The Inn at Oyster Point commissioned SF WiFi to design and install their new wireless network. This project entails saturating the property with signal for guest rooms, conference rooms and common areas. Our wireless solution provides superior coverage, ease of use management features to seamlessly support today’s mobile user. SF WiFi specializes in hospitality wireless solutions.
SF WiFi has designed, installed and supports wireless in 6 of the top 25 Bay Area TripAdvisor ranked hotels.
The Inn at Oyster Point TripAdvisor Popularity Index #1 of 26 hotels in South San Francisco

Inn At Oyster Point

Claremont Hotel selects SF WiFi for hospitality wireless solution

Located in the picturesque Berkeley hills, the Claremont Hotel and Spa has commissioned SF WiFi to design and install their new wireless network. This project entails saturating the massive property with ample signal for
• 239 guest rooms
• 30,000 square feet of conference rooms
• Spacious ballrooms and recreational areas.

Our solution will provide the Californian landmark with superior coverage and ease of use management features to seamlessly support today’s mobile user.

SF WiFi specializes in hospitality wireless solutions. SF WiFi has designed, installed and continues to support wireless in 5 of the top 25 Bay Area TripAdvisor.com ranked hotels.

Claremont Hotel
Claremont Hotel Berkeley Ca

Skype offers mobile video calling app

The new app adds mobile video to the existing Skype features that
allow users to make and receive free Skype-to-Skype calls.

With the new app users can:
Make video calls to people on their computers as well as other iPhones
Make free audio calls to anyone else on Skype
Make great value calls to landlines and mobiles around the world

Works best with WiFi (That’s the part we like). If you are in need of a quality wireless solution that is stable, resolves coverage issues and can support multiple concurrent user devices please contact SF WiFi. We specialize in wireless design, installation and/or equipment reseller.  SF WiFi has installed and supports wireless in 3 of the top 25 Trip Advisor ranked Bay Area hotels.

The new Skype app is compatible with the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and iPod touch 4th generation with i0S 4.0 or above. Video receiving capabilities are available on the iPod touch 3rd generation and iPad. Calls can be made between devices using the new Skype for iPhone app and desktops including Skype for Windows 4.2 and above, Skype for Mac 2.8 and above, Skype for Linux and ASUS Videophone.

EAP700 Wall Jack Access Point (Free PoE injector)

EAP700 Wall Jack Access Point  – online order includes FREE PoE Injector

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.

By utilizing PoE, EAP700 comes with an advantage of running fewer cables in the duct. The Power over Ethernet (PoE) LAN port on the EAP700 serves as the power feed as well as the wired network feed. Optionally, it can also be powered via an AC adapter when PoE switch is not available.
Standalone, EAP700 is an easy-to-install and cost-effective solution for most of indoor wireless deployments, including hotel rooms, apartments, offices, classrooms, libraries, private homes, public kiosks, etc. When working under one of 4ipnet Controllers, the combined network turns into an intelligent building solution, a managed internet service, or a Wi-Fi hotspot network of various scales.

Discounts available for larger orders

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Capacity and Growth

Went to a party on Saturday night. The conversations ranged from the World Cup, LeBron James, and when’s dinner. As dinner became delayed the Apple devices came out. iPhones 3G, 4G, and iTouch. (I left my iPad at home). I became impressed with a friends tech savvy son “RC” and his knowledge using his iTouch.

RC – A student in junior high – budgeted his hard earned savings and purchased an iTouch. (with some help from the bank of DAD). It goes without saying that RC is a very bright boy who schooled me on the latest game apps. Now I am hooked on Flight Control and Angry Birds. High five buddy!!… or should I say fist bump?  

The evening reminded me that when we design, install a WiFi network, (or any network infrastructure) we must take into account future capacity and room for expansion. With capacity for future mobile devices, with more apps and more users. Network design must choose applications and hardware that will allow the network to grow.

Quick example: Wireless systems that utilize the 5 GHz band (802.11a) for the wireless mesh backhaul. A significant advantage, since the 2.4 GHz band is heavily used to the point of being crowded.

“If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it”.  Margaret Fuller

WDC iPhone4 WiFi fail

At Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (iPhone4) on Monday June 7, CEO Steve Jobs had an embarrassing onstage moment. He lost his WiFi connection during his presentation as he tried to demo the difference between an iPhone 3Gs and the new iPhone 4. The download failed and his demo crashed on the new iPhone 4 because he couldn’t maintain a solid WiFi connection.

Apple was using the Moscone Center WiFi network but these issues could have been prevented by setting up a quality WiFi network.

The presentation could have been much more impressive with Steve Jobs opening the web browser on the iPhone4, logging into the wireless controller* and disabling all active wifi users and announcing “now that I have your attention let’s continue with the demonstration.” (Thus maintaining his demigod status). No flops, no downtime, no issues, in fact this blog would not need to have been written.

*From a web browser a wireless controller can manage all the access points, the connected users, per user (device) bandwidth usage, multiple SSID’s. There are several features and options that would have allowed for complete control of the wireless network.

About SF WiFi:

SF WiFi specializes in Hotel and Business WiFi solutions. Our design solutions provide seamless wireless to clients of small offices and large projects including 18 story hotels. Wireless issues after an installation are very rare which allow for high TripAdvisor rankings for our hotel clients.

SF WiFi guarantees wireless uptime and full signal coverage with our 30 day free installation guarantee.

WiFi while traveling

Sitting at the Honolulu airport and traveling back to the mainland a co-worker used her iPad to access the web, email, and of course Yelp to find the best stores for shopping while on the stop over. Used the Japan Airlines wireless. Very good setup. No issues, No portal, easy streaming. Great job JAL.  Many people interested in looking in at the iPad.

USPH – San Francisco

Great new web site at the Union Square Plaza Hotel !! Designed by Shaw Web Designs. New look with the blog, language translator, weather and updated services.


Shaw Web Design and SF WiFi have now teamed up on many projects offering clients, web design, network installations and IT support.

Wireless network installation at the Union Square Plaza Hotel 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.

Hospitality Wireless Solutions

Whether providing the traveler a comfortable room, television entertainment, or continental breakfast, our clients consider great hospitality is paramount. Our most recent client, The Majestic Hotel of San Francisco, offers the gracious traditions of yesteryear and today. They realized one of the essentials of the modern traveler is having seamless, reliable, and secure access to the Internet but with the present down economy the hotelier required a wireless solution which didn’t exceed their budget.The Majestic Hotel contacted us about installing a more powerful and efficient wireless network than their existing system. They had been using Hotspotzz as a wireless solution but coverage was lacking in signal strength among other issues. As a result, guests’ computers were constantly dropping off the Internet. This was causing the hotel to lose revenue so they contacted SF WiFi to propose a guest wireless network solution for their 33,000 square foot property and we were awarded the project.

Case study and more to come.