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#swisscom hotel #internet #fail: breaks Google Mail, lousy internet rates, for EUR 18 per day!

Posted by jpluimers on 2011/09/09

See the images below.

This is what Swisscom hotel internet gets you when you pay them EUR 18 per day.

Swisscom internet has a transparent http proxy that is not so transparent: it breaks Google Mail.

Actually it is low-speed internet; for like EUR 40 a month, I get way more speed at home, with the plus that it always works and always is “high” speed.
Swisscom hotel internet could reach 6 megabit downstream (but it doesn’t), also the upstream is lousy:

What you actually obtain is more like 2 megabit, not 6 megabit.
That download at home takes like 20 minutes at 10 megabit ADSL speed.

This is what they promise (click on the image to enlarge):


–jeroen (at the conference)

2 Responses to “#swisscom hotel #internet #fail: breaks Google Mail, lousy internet rates, for EUR 18 per day!”

  1. […] Connecting to the Internet too: it is a breeze, compared to the Swisscom experience at the NH Hotel in Köln last week. […]

  2. […] Highspeed internet at KOMED is quite a different experience from Swisscom hotel internet at the NH Köln hotel yesterday: […]

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