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No Vegas monorail Wi-Fi

Contrary to what I'd heard, there's no Wi-Fi on the monorail in Vegas.

LAS VEGAS--One of the things I heard about this insane city that surprised me the most was that the Monorail had Wi-Fi on it.

I'm in town to cover the technology of the Cirque du Soleil on my Road Trip around the Southwest, and I had heard it from a friend. That in and of itself wasn't enough to make me believe it. But then I read something on the Intarweb that I thought confirmed it. After all, the pipes never lie, do they?

And if there's one thing I like, it's finding new ways to get online when on the road.

Contrary to what I'd heard, there is no Wi-Fi on the Las Vegas Monorail. Daniel Terdiman/CNET

So, next thing you know, there I was, toting my laptop into the station and onto the train, thinking that I'd be able to blog from there about the great way to get online.

Sadly, it's not true.

Although, at the very end of my ride, which I took from the Harrah's stop to the MGM Grand, I did pick up a signal from the MGM itself. Excitedly, I tried to connect, only to be told I could have my Internet, but only for a $12 fee. I declined and got off the train.