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Thursday June 17, 2004 3:46 pm

Magicbike: Delivering Free WiFi to New York City

Posted by Andru Edwards - Categories: Wireless / WiFi

People are finding more and more creative ways to use wireless internet connectivity every day. Case in point, Yury Gitman's Magicbike. The point of Magicbike is to provide a strong mobile WiFi hotspot in New York City. By attaching a laptop, internet-ready cell phone, and an access point to the bike, Yury was able to turn his bicycle into a portable hotspot, serving WiFi access to anyone nearby.

"I am like the ice cream man, but with no music
and I deliver free wireless access and not ice cream."
- Yury Gitman, Magicbike

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Hahaha, I actually found this quite funny.  Ingenious in a way aswell.. I mean this really gives another meaning to portable wifi station.  The bad thing is wouldn’t you lose connection (if connected to his connection) within a few minutes when he pedals away from you?

Haha still a good story.

I found this different, a bicycle computer station..lol. Its cool though, maybe he would warn users before he bicycles away that he is leaving. That was a smart idea though.

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