From the downtown train depot in San Diego, the strongest AP signal comes from an SSID of TRAINDEPOT. And it actually dishes out IP addresses, via DHCP, on the network; but it doesn't actually route you anywhere. Nor does it, as many apparently "open" hotspots do, take over DNS and redirect you to a login screen. It simply hangs. I asked one of the ticket clerks who is in charge of the Internet. She didn't know what I was talking about, so I showed her. "We don't provide Internet. I don't know why that's there". Hard to argue with that.

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