[ILUG] Still no joy with Eircom hotspot
eoinmcl at netsoc.tcd.ie
Fri Apr 1 19:44:40 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).
I experience a similar problem, though in Dublin the ESSID for the
access points built into phonebooths is EircomXXX where XXX is 3 digits.
(use `iwlist scan`)
Running dhclient will assign an IP, and the only machine that
responds to a broadcast ping is a router running a http-based admin
and a telnet login.
Opening a web browser so, say google.com doesnt redirect to an eircom
page explaining anything, Nobody who works for Eircom knows anything
about wireless and if im going to pay 1.50/min for tech support, i may
aswell pay for the BTOpenZone.
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