Has anyone succeeded in using any of Eircom's free WiFi hotspots, as listed in
I sat outside the pay-phone in Georges Street, Dun Laoghaire, with my laptop
but did not see any evidence of WiFi transmission.
I rang Eircom to ask for help, and was connected to somewhere abroad
(I assume, as the person who answered had never heard of Dun Laoghaire).
I was told that the service is "on trial" and may only work sometimes.
But it may be my fault, as I may not have tried to connect properly.
Under Linux, I just tried with ESSID=Any (which gave ESSID="").
I also tried it under Windows-XP by "Starting a New Connection".
Is there something else I should have done?
The two lights on my WiFi card (Orinoco Gold PCMCIA card)
remained completly blank,
while my experience is that if I am near a WiFi transmitter
one of the lights comes on even if I cannot connect.
But that my be nonsense - I have never understood
the exact significance of the two lights.
Also, I wasn't quite clear what I could connect to if I did succeeed
in establishing a connection?
Hopefully, some of you ILUG gurus spend your entire time
at your laptops in pubs near to one of Eircom's free access points ...
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