Coffee Break- Blocked sites at Panera Bread
I'm trying a new WiFi venue today, here at the Panera Bread in Wayne, PA with Mari Silbey. She's enjoying one of the comfy chairs while I have a small table nearby so I can prop up the Samsung Q1UP. I have my EV-DO card, but figured to just use the free WiFi which is working fine. Mostly.
A few times a day, I check our website statistics that are captured by Sitemeter. Now that I've settled in with a Cafe Mocha, I hit up Sitemeter in the browser and was greeted with the message; "This content is not authorized for viewing." Odd. Maybe Sitemeter is down? So I then turned the WiFi off on my iPhone and attempted to hit Sitemeter over the EDGE connection. Sure enough, I got through just fine.
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I've been having meetings at Panera Bread a lot recently and I also have run into issues with Panera's overly restrictive firewall blocking of certain sites. It is more of a pain than anything else, but limits the usefulness of the free wifi that they offer.