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Wi-Fi problems at hot spots? RESOLVED!

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Wi-Fi problems at hot spots? RESOLVED!

Since going over to Uverse from DSL, I am not able to get past the login screen at hot spots.  I called Tech Support while on-the-road and they were at a loss to help me.
 
I've tried changing everything, including disabling my virus protection and its firewall.
 
Anyone else experienced this?
 
Suggestions to get it working appreciated. :smileyhappy:
 
R E S O L V E D !!!




Message Edited by spd2demun on 08-05-2007 08:44 AM
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Re: Wi-Fi problems at hot spots? RESOLUTION...



spd2demun wrote:
You can also do a ping to release it, but I forgot how.:smileysad:



USAGE:
    ipconfig [/? | /all | /renew [adapter] | /release [adapter] |
              /flushdns | /displaydns | /registerdns |
              /showclassid adapter |
              /setclassid adapter [classid] ]
 
where
    adapter         Connection name
                   (wildcard characters * and ? allowed, see examples)
 
    Options:
       /?           Display this help message
       /all         Display full configuration information.
       /release     Release the IP address for the specified adapter.
       /renew       Renew the IP address for the specified adapter.
       /flushdns    Purges the DNS Resolver cache.
       /registerdns Refreshes all DHCP leases and re-registers DNS names
       /displaydns  Display the contents of the DNS Resolver Cache.
       /showclassid Displays all the dhcp class IDs allowed for adapter.
       /setclassid  Modifies the dhcp class id. 
 
The default is to display only the IP address, subnet mask and
default gateway for each adapter bound to TCP/IP.
 
For Release and Renew, if no adapter name is specified, then the IP address
leases for all adapters bound to TCP/IP will be released or renewed.
 
For Setclassid, if no ClassId is specified, then the ClassId is removed.
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Re: Wi-Fi problems at hot spots? RESOLUTION...

Thanks for your expertise in pinging. :smileywink:
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Re: Wi-Fi problems at hot spots? RESOLUTION...

I have been trying to get an answer for this for a while. Do I have Free excess to WI-FI? If so is the free excess limited to McD only or can I excess any WI-FI, say at All airports even those with BONGO?
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Re: Wi-Fi problems at hot spots? RESOLUTION...

Just ATT WiFi spots
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Message 19 of 25
Expert

Re: Wi-Fi problems at hot spots? RESOLUTION...

And it's not just McDs (and not ALL McDs have it), also some B&N, Starbucks, airports, etc.  Their site will let you do a search for hotspots wherever you are. :smileywink:
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Re: Wi-Fi problems at hot spots? RESOLUTION...

hello,I'm new and I came here for the same reasons as some of you. I'm having the same problem as described in this thread, I contacted att but they were useless, they kept redirecting me to a different department--in a loop!-- in attempt to solve my issue but no one had a good notion of my problem much less on how to solve it.

anyway, I ran the commands posted by randyl in command promt. I tried to release my IP adress and got the following:

 

[windows IP configuration

 

No opperation can be performed on local area connection while it has its media disconected]

 

What exactly is this refering to? I'm afraid to run more commands blindly as I don't have much experience on this and I don't want to screw anything up.

 

 

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Re: Wi-Fi problems at hot spots? RESOLUTION...

What that means is you're not even connected at layer 1/2.  In other words, you're not connecting to the wireless router or access point; that has to happen before you can get an IP address.

 

What operating system are you using, and what happens when you try to connect?

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Expert

Re: Wi-Fi problems at hot spots? RESOLUTION...

Can you connect to wireless AT HOME?
Is it only Wi-Fi AWAY FROM HOME that won't connect? 

sphinx wrote:

hello,I'm new and I came here for the same reasons as some of you. I'm having the same problem as described in this thread, I contacted att but they were useless, they kept redirecting me to a different department--in a loop!-- in attempt to solve my issue but no one had a good notion of my problem much less on how to solve it.

anyway, I ran the commands posted by randyl in command promt. I tried to release my IP adress and got the following:

 

[windows IP configuration

 

No opperation can be performed on local area connection while it has its media disconected]

 

What exactly is this refering to? I'm afraid to run more commands blindly as I don't have much experience on this and I don't want to screw anything up.

 

 


 

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Re: Wi-Fi problems at hot spots? RESOLUTION...

I am able to connect successfully everywhere (school, home, and other free hotspots), but when I try to log in to any of the att hotspots my log in credentials are rejected. I'll try to contact uverse tech servise for the att wifi techs couldn't really helped much.
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Re: Wi-Fi problems at hot spots? RESOLUTION...

I'm running windows vista bussiness and as I said before, I can connect to any router. when doing the pinging I was connected to my router at home and it dint work.
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