hey all, ive got many unsecured wifi points to choose from but when i select them it tells me im not connected. i have many hotels nearby which all offer free wifi and my computer sees them as unsecured but it still denies access.. any ideas??
i think so. i can connect to the network but have no internet access. im using vista
Sometimes you have to go through the sources ( hotels ) home page first. That's where some of them get you, free access, but you need to enter your room number or something. Other times, you just see an ad for the hotel. Open Internet Explorer and see what loads.
if i could get that far i'd be great, like i said i can "see" all the free sources and most have full bars on power end but i cant access the internet...it says im connected but when i open browser it says that im working offline....
Nine times out of ten it wants the room number and last name of the person that is renting the room.
Just so you know by law it's illegal to use hot spots like that. You have to be on the property. Parking lots doesn't count also.
yada,yada,yada..there is a mc'ds here that offers free access and they have gotten plenty of my money over the years, im pretty sure you wouldnt need anything special to access it from them...i.e. room number etc
the mc'ds here has it for free. i see 5 bars out of five on about 5 unsecured systems which include 3 major hotels, mc'ds and a certain major airline. maybe they require customers to change their settings on their laptops to receive their internet but i cant see why anyone who is flying through or eating linch would go through the trouble of changing settings or whatever to use their internet.