Temporary internet for house when waiting for Wifi connection

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  23rd Feb 2012 - 20:43 23rd Feb 2012
Adam Stevens
Intelligent Eating

Everyone is missing a trick here!!!!!


Almost everywhere now you can get on BTFON, which is BT openzone , check your wifi networks right now and see!  - if you're a mobile phone subscriber it's very likely you'll have a username and password to use their hotspots - for free.  Just call your operator and ask for username and password.


And.. well if not... of course for educational purposes only - KisMac will quickly crack a wep key.... not that I ever use that. 

  23rd Feb 2012 - 23:28 23rd Feb 2012
Michael Mertens
Mertens IT Consulting

Guess we almost have explored all options?

T-Mobile has a PAYG stick (£2 a day, £7 a week or £15 a month) Stick costs £9.99 + £10 top-up

  23rd Feb 2012 - 23:47 23rd Feb 2012
Steve Laing
Country Computers Ltd
Adam - Yup, we did miss that one. How many folk turn on BTFON ? My Netgear router's set up the way I want so the HomeHub is still in the box , so no BTFON from me .


Rob - sounds like a great offer
  24th Feb 2012 - 01:32 24th Feb 2012
Omer Hanif
Faraday Keynes Ltd -...

WEP is dated now , WPA2 is much secure

  24th Feb 2012 - 06:10 24th Feb 2012
Adam Stevens
Intelligent Eating

its on by default i think!

  24th Feb 2012 - 06:45 24th Feb 2012
Brian Skeggs
the I T Gentleman

You could drop in to the local coffee shops, pubs etc. with free WiFi. Libraries often have Internet access.

As an FSB member I have a Regus card, if you're a member you could try that.

Of course there's always dial-up ....

  24th Feb 2012 - 08:55 24th Feb 2012
Jane Snee
BDP | Business Data ...
Hi Danny

We used the BT cloud when we first moved into the office.

We couldn't have survived for 2 weeks without it, although we had pretty unreliable connection, it did the job sort of :)
  24th Feb 2012 - 12:21 24th Feb 2012
Michael Mertens
Mertens IT Consulting

WEP may be dated, but out there, how many 'normal' people know this?

99 % of all users run their routers in the factory default config. Fact.
Which unfortunately also means BTFON and similar unneccessary stuff is switched ON. Arrghh.


  24th Feb 2012 - 14:45 24th Feb 2012
Shaun Noon
Logical Telecom

Het danny,

I agree that your most cost effective route is to go begging from your new neighbours - I'm sure you'll pick up 2 or 3 signals there. Plus it's a good ice breaker to be asking favours so early on!! ha.

As mentioned, BTFON is available as lots of BT Home Hubs around (It's even available at my house as we speak) and some mobiles (O2 Iphone for example) include free access to BT Openzone so you could use your mobile over the BT WiFi.

Good luck with the move matey.


  24th Feb 2012 - 15:18 24th Feb 2012
Danny Slevin
Customer Insight

I'm currently 'tethered up' through my phone - loving this bit of innovation Party

  28th Feb 2012 - 13:06 28th Feb 2012
Danny Slevin
Customer Insight
Quick update - sent in the Objective Eye diplomatic core (aka my girlfriend...) to speak to Virgin again. The long and the short of it is virgin will be disconnecting the old house on Wednesday and connecting the new house on Thursday. Reducing the down time from 10 days to about 10 hours.

Three loud cheers for virgin!
  28th Feb 2012 - 13:39 28th Feb 2012
Adam Stevens
Intelligent Eating

dont speak too soon!!!

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