Internet connection on the rail from New York to D.C.

I’m on vacation this week, so I’ll just post a quick note about working while traveling. The Acela train from New York City to Washington, D.C. has no shortage of business travelers - many of them attorneys. If you were wondering if it’s practical to work on a laptop during the trip, the answer is unfortunately not. I tried getting online using both my my T-Mobile hotspot, and then with Amtrak’s WiFi. While I was able to reach several web sites, they loaded slowly. I reached the remote desktop, and was able to open documents, but the lag in-selecting and opening emails was too long to make the effort worthwhile.

When I first connected with my smartphone’s hotspot, I had to reboot before being able to get Windows 10 to coonect with WiFi.

If you’re very patient you’ll be able to get some work done, but it’s a struggle.