Anyone succesfully using BT Openzone/BT Fon Wifi with iPad 2?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by julianna1973, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. julianna1973 macrumors 6502

    julianna1973

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  2. iigsie macrumors regular

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    No problems with Openzone.

    What you would be downloading there is a config for the built in VPN client of iOS. As the wireless part of Openzone / FON and most other hotspots is not encrypted, it would be very easy for someone to steal information from you. So yes it's advisable to use a VPN if you can, when you are using an open wifi network.
     
  3. julianna1973 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So you have connected without issue? weird that others are complaining they cant connect.

    Do you use BT broadband at home? Just wondering if that makes a difference
     
  4. thunderbunny macrumors 6502a

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    Have done with the iPad 1 fine. I wonder if people are saying they can't connect to openzone via the free access that comes with some 3G tariffs. This is only free at BTs public hotspots, not on openzone associated with BT Home Hubs.
     
  5. iigsie macrumors regular

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    Yes and yes. It's as thunderbunny said, The access included with your tarrif is for Openzone 'Red' hotspots. With BT broadband you get access to the blue (BT FON) hotspots that are from peoples bt home hubs, provided you have opted in to BT FON.

    If you are paying Openzone direct for a subscription then you can use both.

    There is an app that shows you blue and red hotspots..
     

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