Wireless@SG Programme Is Terrible

March 20, 2008 · Posted in Rant Corner 

Wireless@SG LogoThe once-proven success programme of Singapore’s Wireless@SG is now more of a failure than anything else. The project aims to blanket Singapore with wireless network access with various vendors at different outlets and locations.

During the early stage, it seems to work pretty well, I have received comments from users that they could actually surf the net effortlessly, watch YouTube video with little or no delay or even play net games.

However, things seem to be a little different these days. The standard has dropped! While I was sitting right inside MacDonald’s and attempting to connect to the wireless network within the vicinity, I spent about 15 minutes trying to log on. Each time I managed to log on, I was disconnected almost instantly and required another re-logging in again.

I tried logged in to the network no less than 10 times! Is that the so-called quality of service that Singapore’s IDA has projected to offer the public? Strangely enough, there is little or no (electromagnetic) interference from neighbouring network, so this excuse is out. The issue simply boils down to the fact that the Quality of Service (QoS) is a disappointment.

For some reasons (or possibilities), do you realise that fewer people are surfing nets than several months ago?

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