Optimum Online WiFi in Hoboken

3/5/2009:

The Mile Square “hot spot”

Hoboken411 reader Joe (and quite a few others) have noticed the roll-out of Cablevision’s Optimum Online WiFi service for customers.

While this is certainly good news for OptOnline customers, who now don’t have to be stuck at local coffee shops to get their high-speed internet connections – it sucks for people like ME who switched to the more reliable Verizon FiOS service. Burn!

But how come “Hoboken West” is lagging behind? Hmmm…

(Anyone want to share their account number with me so I can try it out? wink, wink.)

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20 Comments on "Optimum Online WiFi in Hoboken"

ezl
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[quote comment=”140842″][quote comment=”140752″][quote comment=”140714″][quote comment=”140684″][quote comment=”140680″]The cablevision remote is the slowest ever![/quote]
I bought a nifty universal remote from Logitech. It’s a little more complicated to use, but at least I don’t have to have 3 remote controls sitting around. It moves faster than the Cablevision one too. Just my $0.02.[/quote]

What’s the model number please? We’ve got 4 remotes (cable box, TV, sound system, DVD) and it’s a huge pain. I would welcome a universal that actually does the job of handling all of those.[/quote]

Most of the serious AV junkies that do not have fancy flat panel control centers are using Harmony Remotes. Very large community of users to support them online. They can be updated online, manage a complex environment, recharge in a cradle etc. There are many models depending on your needs/budget.

You can find them at J and R in the city or at jr.com[/quote]

Thanks for the tip. I just did some research and ordered the Harmony One from Amazon. Looks pretty amazing.[/quote]

Just picked up the Harmony One at J&R last week. Beautiful usability and ergonomics. Also, once I figure out how to program it for this, it can turn on and control my laptop (which has an IR receiver), which I use as a music and BluRay player through my TV…

Sidd Finch
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Sidd Finch

I took the Washington 126 line instead of my Willow line last night. Here’s what I gathered. The signal seems to be pretty weak in certain pockets. When I finally connected via my iTouch, it was slow to go from page to page. Oh, I had to figure out I needed to go into http://www.optimumwifi.com to log in. The instructions on their site doesn’t say that. Finally, I was able to see hoboken411.com but was having trouble going to the comment section because of the slow connection. (No shout out from the 126!) When I finally got off at Newark street, the signal became really strong around city hall. Rather than surfing the web down 1st street, I used the youtube feature on iTouch to listen to Jim Gaffigan’s Hot Pocket clip. When I got to Grand St, ironically, across the street from Cablevision’s office, the clip went away because of no signal. Man I felt like the Verizon guy – “Can you hear me now?”

homeworld
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[quote comment=”140724″]I’ve seen this connection come up on my laptop – and you just have to enter your customer ID number and (I think) password…

[quote comment=”140696″]How do we access this wifi?[/quote][/quote]

thanks

freewheelin
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[quote comment=”140752″][quote comment=”140714″][quote comment=”140684″][quote comment=”140680″]The cablevision remote is the slowest ever![/quote]
I bought a nifty universal remote from Logitech. It’s a little more complicated to use, but at least I don’t have to have 3 remote controls sitting around. It moves faster than the Cablevision one too. Just my $0.02.[/quote]

What’s the model number please? We’ve got 4 remotes (cable box, TV, sound system, DVD) and it’s a huge pain. I would welcome a universal that actually does the job of handling all of those.[/quote]

Most of the serious AV junkies that do not have fancy flat panel control centers are using Harmony Remotes. Very large community of users to support them online. They can be updated online, manage a complex environment, recharge in a cradle etc. There are many models depending on your needs/budget.

You can find them at J and R in the city or at jr.com[/quote]

Thanks for the tip. I just did some research and ordered the Harmony One from Amazon. Looks pretty amazing.

9
Member

Cablevision best recognize. WESIIIIIIIIIIIDDDDDEEEEEE!

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