[TriLUG] Hotel wireless internet and Linux
stan at StanBriggs.com
Tue May 31 09:19:51 EDT 2005
i too had similar frustrations using a linux laptop and a hotel's wireless
network. for some random reason (don't recall why) i tried telling my laptop
to connect to ANY wifi connection that it found (not to a specific one).
worked like a champ from then on.
i don't know if this is repeatable at a different location or not. my (two)
experiences since then did work with the published ESSID.
From: trilug-bounces at trilug.org [mailto:trilug-bounces at trilug.org] On Behalf
Of William Sutton
Sent: Saturday, May 28, 2005 3:08 PM
To: Triangle Linux Users Group discussion list
Subject: Re: [TriLUG] Hotel wireless internet and Linux
I've had the same frustration at other hotels with cat5 and the hotel
network. Same story: you logon to their networ, a browser window should
open up, you enter authorization code, and off you go, except for in Linux.
Anyone comes up with a solution, I have my ears perked up.
On Fri, 27 May 2005, Rick DeNatale wrote:
> I spent the last three nights at a Courtyard by Marriott in Arlington
> Virginia, and was frustrated because I couldn't get their free
> wireless internet access to play with my Linux laptop.
> KWifiMgr seemed to find lots of access points, most of these seemed to
> have an essid of etwireless, but there was at least one linksys essid
> listed as well.
> But not of these seemed to want to talk to my laptop. It seemed as if
> they were using encryption (as I would suspect), but the party line
> seemed to be that I should be able to bring up a web browser and
> Is there some magic foo foo dust to allow a wep key to be given out?
> Is it windoze only foo foo dust? Were there some other things I
> should have tried with iwconfig or ifconfig or ...?
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