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Public Access System Overview
OpenAccess operates a limited public (free) WiFi infrastructure at some locations in Bellingham Washington. Our current locations are: Squalicum marina, and the Bellingham International Airport.

Our SSIDs are either "OpenAccess" or something similar to "360-647-0785-OA". If you see the number, call us! Excluding the airport, we have MAC address filtering enabled so you must provide us with your device's MAC address (phone, laptop, etc.). MAC addresses look like: 00:0F:DC:32:99:1E.

To connect to OpenAccess at the Bellingham International Airport

1. Start-up your Wi-Fi wireless capable laptop, pocket PC or handheld device.
2. Select the OpenAccess SSID (network name) from the list of WiFi networks available.
3. Launch your standard Internet-ready browser.
4. A special page with our logo will appear. Press the continue button to connect and begin using the internet.

If you do have difficulty, check these settings:
- Your computer/PDA's TCP/IP setting is DHCP.
- Your wireless network card is enabled and supports 802.11b or 802.11g wireless protocol.
- WEP/WPA encryption is disabled.
- Your connection is set to Infrastructure or Access Point mode.

Please be courteous when using the Internet in a public place!

System Status
To check utilization of public access systems, please contact us at 360-647-0785.


Whats New?

2010.11.01 Digital telephone & PBX services expanded
Over the summer of 2010 OpenAccess has rolled out digital telephone service for ourselves, affiliated companies and a few customers who were willing to be 'guinea pigs'.  Overall things went better than we expected and we are now opening up our digital telephone service plans to more customers.

2010.10.21 IPv6 Transition
OpenAccess will be having a mid range time line for adoption and implementation of IPv6.  As most people know who are reading this, there is a certain 'chicken & egg' problem with IPv6 in as much for any organization to move to IPv6 requires that other organizations have moved to IPv6.

2010.07.15 NAS.COM wholesale VPS and WebHosting services
This fall, OpenAccess will be re-purposing the '' domain name to provide VPS and WebHosting services, primarily wholesale to web developers. If you have an e-mail address, or a personal website located at, those services will continue be supported although we will not be accepting new accounts.

2010.02.22 Joomla auto install wizard now available.
Due to popular request, we now have a Joomla auto-installer available on our newer cPanel® servers.  This allows customers to quickly and easily install Joomla on their website.  The auto-installer is available under the 'site software' section in the administrative interface of your webhosting account.

2009.10.25 OpenAccess begins internal testing for Windows 2008 Server hosting solutions.
OpenAccess is happy to finally be able to announce that we are beginning internal testing of cPanelŽ/Enkompass as a platform for our customers to be able to deliver Windows(c) 2008 Server solutions on.

2007.09.26 Changes in paper billing system.
Effective January 1st 2008 we will be doing what most of our competitors have been doing for years and adding a $1.00 surcharge for paper invoices.

2007.05.30 New web servers in production.
In May we got two new web servers in production. These machines are based out of our facilities in Seattle and were needed as we have about hit capacity on our existing webhosting infrastructure.

2007.03.15 Additional nationwide and global network capacity added.
OpenAccess is glad to announce that we have put into production a new circuit providing us with direct Tier-1 nationwide and global Internet transport.

2007.01.17 Verizon DSL speed upgrades complete
Today we did the work to convert all NAS.COM customers over to our faster connection into Verizon. Everybody should be seeing performance increases.

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P.O. Box 4220, Bellingham, WA 98227
Bellingham/Whatcom (360) 647-0785 Toll Free: (800) 882-4979

OpenAccess is now part of the family.