[ILUG] Still no joy with Eircom hotspot
Niall O Broin
niall at linux.ie
Fri Apr 1 21:37:04 IST 2005
On 1 Apr 2005, at 11:08, John Lyons wrote:
>> 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.
For the moment this is untrue, in that the system in its test phase is
free to access. However, it is quite likely that they want you to read
a page or two of blurb and click OK, agreeing to give away your first
born under unspecified conditions etc. etc. Once you've done that,
they start to route your IP. So, fire up a browser and surf anywhere at
all - if the supposition is correct, you will be redirected to the
afore mentioned page.
This is how Eircom's free wireless in Dublin Airport worked (for loose
values of 'worked') so it's definitely worth a try.
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