Bell brings Wi-Fi to VIA Rail trains

Very cool…VIA Rail VIA 1 cars on the Toronto-Montreal corridor are now equipped with wireless Internet access. For the next 4 months, it’s free!

This is the first of its kind in North America.

Very clever too. The downlink is via mobile ExpressVu satellite dish, and the uplink is via Bell Mobility’s 1X wireless data network. The antennas are in two plastic bumps on the top of the railcar.

Configuration: Open
Security: None (Use IPSec encryption on VPN client if connecting to corporate network)