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Old 08-18-2008, 05:03 PM   #1
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Public wifi access

I have the developer tools installed as well as two different versions of connection scripts and two browsers. I have no problem connecting to wireless at home (on an unsecured access point) or even syncing with a folder on my Macintosh.

Where I have trouble is trying to connect at places like Starbucks, Panera's, or similar, where (on your laptop) you would have to either put in a username and password or simply accept conditions of use on an initial web page. My laptop, for instance, has no trouble connecting to the wireless and I simply have to go through that first web page to proceed. With my iLiad, I go to iLiad Profiles to set up a network profile. The network names show up when I search, same as on my laptop. However, when I click "test" or try to connect, I get the message that the iLiad was unsuccessful in connecting.

Does anyone have a suggestion that would allow me to connect successfully to public access points such as this?

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Old 08-23-2008, 08:09 PM   #2
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The same thing happens to me when I want to connect to wireless other than the one I have at home. Even though I came across some unsecured wi-fi signals, when I wanted to "test connection" the result was always "unsuccessful".

EDIT: I just realized that I can connect to some Wi-Fi's that don't need password, but not to all. What may be the cause?

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Old 08-25-2008, 02:00 PM   #3
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Maybe they're broadcasting their SSID to the public, but are blocking by MAC addresses? I assume they're not using WEP/WPA?
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Maybe they're broadcasting their SSID to the public, but are blocking by MAC addresses? I assume they're not using WEP/WPA?
May be, I cannot find out.
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Old 08-26-2008, 03:06 AM   #5
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they might be ones that have 'enter voucher/credit pre-paid code here' login (html-ish) pages that the iLiad cannot display
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