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The Pontificator
08-30-2008, 14:38
Full strength open network at McD's and no one there can connect.

There were three of us.

Any possible reason? I'm guessing some sort of electrical interference?

The Pontificator
08-30-2008, 14:58
Microwave oven?

08-30-2008, 15:10
Try re-setting the modem and the wireless router......

My buddy owns a bar and runs wi-fi there.....and we have to turn things off and let them set for a couple of secounds and then re-boot them.....

It works like a champ after that.....

The Pontificator
08-30-2008, 17:44
this is mcdonald's we are talkin' bout, willis :rofl:

I'll speak with the mgr. next time i am in there.

08-30-2008, 17:59
I can connect to our McD's but you have to pay to use it. :upeyes:

The Pontificator
08-30-2008, 18:42
this is free or perhaps it was free until today who knows...

08-31-2008, 02:24
I can connect to our McD's but you have to pay to use it. :upeyes:

Yeah, its the same at the McD's around here...


Tennessee Slim
08-31-2008, 07:18
Which OS are you using?

What application are you using to manage your NIC? (Wireless Zero Configuration service is the default for Eks Pee). That app should have a feature to allow you to view the properties of the wireless network(s), which might reveal something helpful in diagnosing the problem.

If all three of you successfully have connected those same laptops to other wireless networks, my hunch is that Mickey D's net admin has had a brain cramp. Either that or it's not free after all.

08-31-2008, 08:55
Mc Donalds is free for people who have ATT DSL or some other service.

The Pontificator
08-31-2008, 10:35
Wifi is working today. Still free.

Tenn Slim my operatin' system is linpus linux lite.

The Pontificator
08-31-2008, 10:38
i'm going to guess it was some sort of interference. when you're in mc d's, you can also pick up an open wireless network from the mall across the street as well as from a motel next door. those signals waver back and forth in strength. eventually one of us (not me) was able to connect to the motel's wifi signal but her browsing was very slow.

The Pontificator
09-01-2008, 11:58
The Mall accross the street also has free wifi courtesy of the local telephone cooperative. I'm not a 'mall rat', but the place recently underwent an extensive refurbishing and now there's a very clean area with tables and chairs to use. In addition to the free wireless, at least a dozen stores (at least in the part of the mall I was in) have their own networks.