An LA Times reporter checks out SBC's Calif. campground Wi-Fi; finds and confirms short range: SBC and the California Department of Parks and Recreation trumpeted the partnership in which SBC installed Wi-Fi throughout the state's campgrounds. It's been installed so far in 11 campgrounds.
The reporter talked to rangers and park workers, but hear few success stories. He visited San Elijo and found that of 171 campgrounds, only 10 could get a signal. SBC confirmed to him that the range is only "200 feet," which means they're using a single access point.