[ILUG] Still no joy with Eircom hotspot
john at techvictim.net
Fri Apr 1 11:08:51 IST 2005
On Fri, Apr 01, 2005 at 10:56:45AM +0100, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> A few weeks ago the ILUG gurus advised me
> that the ESSID for Eircom's free hotspots is "eircom",
> and that has got me much nearer to heaven.
> But I still cannot actually connect.
> Under Linux, my machine sees the Access Point
> (in the phone kiosk in Dun Laoghaire by the Pavilion theatre),
> as shown by iwconfig ,
> but my route table is not very helpful,
> and I cannot ping even www.eircom.net (by its IP address).
> My experience under Windows is much the same.
> I'm told that I have been connected for 11 minutes,
> and that the card is working well,
> but I am unable to access anything.
> I think I must be missing something obvious,
> but what is it?
Open a web browser. You should be redirected to a page
describing what you need to do next. You usually have
to buy a scratch card from the local vicinity or purchase
a code over the phone.
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