I finally broke down and bought a wireless router for travel

Finally purchased a small wireless router for travel. It wasn’t expensive, less than $50 and there was a rebate to boot. I can’t explain why I didn’t have one before now.

I’m sick and tired of wired high-speed internet in hotel rooms. I understand that it was expensive to install, but adding wireless shouldn’t be a particularly large capital investment.

Inexplicably, some brand new construction even goes wired, which I have a hard time understasnding.

This may sound like the smallest of concerns, and I can hear all of the worlds smallest violins playing “My Heart Bleeds for You” amongst my readers when I say this, but I can’t even express the frustration of finding myself in a corner suite at the Westin Diplomat, looking out of the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, and being tied to the desk to get work done instead of being able to pound away on the laptop sitting out on the balcony.

Last weekend at the W in Los Angeles finally pushed me over the top. I couldn’t reach either of comfy couches in the living room, let alone work in the bedroom. I suppose I could have bought the extension cord from the minibar, but that would have cost almost as much as the router!

I have a hard time thinking of a better inexpensive investment in improving the travel experience.

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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