Washington DC residents: If you find yourself armed with a PowerBook or iBook near the vicinity of 1513 17th Street NW (about three blocks from the Dupont Circle stop on the Metro Red Line) and you’re just itching to view the latest headlines on MacCentral, make sure to stop by
CyberSTOP cafe. The store has launched wireless Internet access.
Already established as an Internet cafe featuring a variety of teas, coffees, juices and smoothies, CyberSTOP cafe rents 10 PCs by the half-hour or hour. Now the cafe has expanded its offerings to include 802.11b wireless networking, or Wi-Fi, the same protocol used by Apple’s AirPort hardware. So you’re welcome to bring in your iBook or PowerBook (or a Wi-Fi-equipped PC laptop or PDA if that’s your thing) and get online.
CyberSTOP is offering the service without requiring proprietary software or downloads, and best of all, it’s free. Wireless access should be available on CyberSTOP’s two floors as well as their outdoor patio.