La Quinta hotel hates The Firearm Blog

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

That is not a blog title I ever expected to write … Michael Bane was using the Wifi access at one of the La Quinta hotels. After accessing TFB they blocked him because of “questionable traffic…”.

Am on the way to the airport in a couple of minutes…I wanted to post more, but the airport hotel I’m in, La Qunita, whacked my Internet access because of “questionable traffic…” That would, I suppose, be guns. I signed off their service and booted my 3G model. Interestingly enough, the specific site that got me was The Firearms Blog, which I like to check every day.

Interestingly enough The Great Firewall of China does not block the blog:

So you have been warned. When in China, reading TFB is all good, but in the United States at a La Quinta hotel, stay well away if you need the ‘net 😉

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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  • Petro Petro on Jun 06, 2009

    Most hotels do not run their own internet--especially hotels that charge a fee for internet access.

    Most front desk clerks are, well, let's just say that most of them are NOT working in the hotel to pass the time until their check from the Nobel folks for their contribution to physics comes in.

    Your average front desk clerk, night auditor or manager doesn't set the filtering policy, doesn't understand the term "filtering policy", and wouldnt' be able to set or adjust the filters if they could.

  • Matt Groom Matt Groom on Jun 08, 2009

    I don't ask because I think they actually know or care about the filter, but if I'm inconvenienced, I want my internet access for free. I want the clerk to tell me it's not a problem so that if it is, I can bust his balls about it.