Posted 25 June 2017 - 09:36 PM
I got the lappy unpacked fired it up and connected to the wifi gateway. To my dismay it was a totally unsecured hotspot and you had to launch a browser to accept the terms and log in. Eset started giving me grief about an insecure network and I could not reach the login page in any browser. Finally I fiddled with the wifi settings had Windows 10 diagnose the connection and fix the problems. Turns out DHCP wasn't working. After that I got the login page and then I could surf OK.
I wasted no time invoking Private Internet Access though. Eset kept telling me about all the smartphones that were joining the network.
I don't know why a hotel can't have a normally secured wifi network and change the password. Too much trouble?
Posted 25 June 2017 - 09:52 PM
Posted 25 June 2017 - 10:34 PM
Yeah, most people have no clue how to do even the most basic networking setups.
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Posted 25 June 2017 - 10:36 PM
I always like it when I'm traveling and find out the hotel still has wired Ethernet. Plug in, sniff a little traffic to see if I'm on a switched or a bridged connection, and then fire up the VPN connection. About half the time wired is from a different provider than wireless, and since everyone's used wireless it's much faster. The last hotel room I was in consistently had 56Mbit/s up, 49 Mbit/s down.
Edited by goretsky, 28 June 2017 - 01:56 AM.
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Posted 26 June 2017 - 06:43 AM
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