From Reddit: So my Embassy Suites hotel room has some sort of computer console inside a closet. Anyone know what this is?
Two of the responses:
Looks like networking switches.The orange line is fiberoptic cable and most likely the uplink. The black and dark blue are ethernet.
This isn't someone thing anyone with common sense would put in an accessible place. You could plug in and mess up their configuration, monitor traffic, or get free internet.
For fuck's sake, that's in a revenue room? This is a wiring closet, the cables you're seeing likely control all of the telephony and internet on that floor of the hotel. There is zero excuse for this to be somewhere that a guest can access it.
Don't use the hotel wifi.
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