For the last month or so, travelers to Palenque who stay at Panchan have been able to check email without going into town, thanks to Chato's new cybercafe. Air-conditioned, overlooking the jungle on one side and a meadow on the other, open from 8am to 11pm every day.
I finally took the time to set up a wireless access point, the Linksys WAP11, and today for the first time I am surfing and posting wirelessly. Without an external antenna, the range is limited, especially with all the foliage in the way. The WAP11 can act as a bridge, so with the addition of more APs, we can extend the range.
But I am able to sit in the restaurant (Don Mucho's) and do my work, 200 feet or so from the AP. Until I can do that in my room at the far end of the compound, the cool cybercafe is still the preferred place, at least in the mid-day heat.
Today a bubble in the jungle, tomorrow a cloud in the city.Posted by Dave at April 05, 2003 01:44 PM