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trying to connect to wireless WiFi network at work

Discussion in 'Networking' started by bevnherbs, Jun 28, 2010.

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  1. bevnherbs

    bevnherbs Thread Starter

    Jun 28, 2010
    I have a new iPhone 4Gs. at work I noticed under available networks that there is one labeled 'Free Public WiFi' but when i try to access this i get no where. no error messages come up or request for password. Mainly I'm trying to use this wifi for FaceTime connect with the iphone. I am told that others try to access this network and can't get to the internet either.
    What could be the problem? the strength is about 50% but even when I walk to an area that is supposedly FULL strength signal it won't work then either. the DHCP address is: subnet mask:
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    Well, you most likely answered your own question. Others that try to connect can't either. I'd suggest that maybe that free public WiFi isn't working.
  3. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    I'd be suspicious of an unknown network labeled 'Free Public WiFi'. Cities, restaurants, libraries, etc., offering such usually have some ID in the name.
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