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B ROOKLINE L IFE Giving W fi a try
The TAB visited spots across Brookline to test the town’s free Internet service
Amory Playground Washington Square Coolidge Corner
In three separate spots — outside the Devotion School, and at parking lots on Babcock and Centre streets — we only got a signal by the school. When we couldn’t connect, our laptop reported “Limited or no connectivity” on Jan. 28.

Connection to the free Internet was strong here on Jan. 28.

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We had no luck getting the town-wide Wi-fi signal in Washington Square on Jan. 28. We checked at the corner of Washington and Beacon streets, along Beacon Street eastbound, and outside the Driscoll School.

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Checking in here, we found we could get the signal for the notfree Brookline Wireless, plus a weak signal for the Brookline High School Wi-fi. No luck on the town-wide free Wi-fi here.

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Brookline Village had easy access to the free Wi-fi network — we tried outside Town Hall and the public library, plus walked around the neighborhood and got a signal. But the network’s usefulness in the Village is limited — both Town Hall and the library have their own free unlimited service apart from the town-wide network. We weren’t able to get the town-wide signal inside Town Hall, which surprised us.

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STAFF PHOTOS AND TEXT BY JOHN HILLIARD

Our laptop showed a connection, but no pages could be displayed on our Windows XP laptop. Connection was strong here on Jan. 28.

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