[NTLK] Public WiFi
anasazi4st at me.com
Mon Feb 15 14:24:17 EST 2010
Yes...hotels come to mind immediately, with a portal you have to go through to get to the "real" Internet. Most mom and pop bookstores and some restaurant chains offer WiFi on a case-by-case basis, and it's pretty straightforward to get on. I do think that it's the other local hotspots--business or private--that could cause a problem with encryption...or perhaps the establishment itself has a wireless network that's secure, confusing the Newton.
The "one hotspot" idea would work pretty good, I would think, if you could FIND just one around the area.
>I've had luck connecting to access points by leaving the SSID field blank.
>If there is only one hotspot available then the Newton should automatically
>connect to it and start working. I don't know how well this would work if
>there are several networks available with differing levels of protection. If
>you are able to connect then you might run into another issue if the hotspot
>re-directs you to accept a EULA. Some of those webpages are HTTPS and as we
>all know the Newton can't handle them.
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