Lately I had been eying my little LAN cable for removal from my travel kit. I try to weed out anything I am not using, and I had not touched it in some time.
For the second time in a few weeks, though, this trusty cable earned its place in my bag. Today it is the Radisson Blu Conference & Airport Hotel, Istanbul, a dumpy hotel with the kind of plumbing that the drains must be covered when not in use.
The hotel’s free wi-fi barely touches my room, way down the hall from the router. I could barely log in.
Fortunately, the room has a LAN outlet. I connected to blazing fast internet with my cable. If I did not have my cable I would have tried the front desk, but that is unreliable.
Even some airport club lounges still have LAN jacks tucked in odd places, look for those that have not remodeled to remove desks. Atlanta’s Terminal T Delta Sky Club has one of my favorite hidden LAN outlets.
The LAN cable keeps its place in my kit.