AT&T Wi-Fi Question

Discussion in 'macOS' started by cingularpat, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. cingularpat macrumors newbie

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    Alright so this my first post, but it's a question that's been bothering me. I work for AT&T Mobility and get a cell phone line with all the goodies on it. One of those is Free Wi-Fi access at their hotspots. Now it's to my understanding that the Windows folks can simply access this service with the AT&T Communication Manager software - which is obviously not available for Mac OS. So other than running Boot Camp everytime I want to use a AT&T hotspot, what's the solution? Anybody else come up with this problem??
     
  2. JNB macrumors 604

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    WiFi is platform-agnostic. Mac, PC, iPhone, doesn't matter. Just add the SSID (if it's not broadcast), password for WEP/WPA if needed, and surf away.
     
  3. cingularpat thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Not that simple. Getting on the network is no problem. But then, like most pay-for hotspots, it asks for a user name an password once you start browsing the web, which I do not have. So what I was wondering is if anyone else had tried to login to one of these hotspots with their Mac before and if so, how they accomplished it.
     
  4. JNB macrumors 604

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    Once again, it's not the machine, it's the authentication. You require credentials because it's a secure network, and networks are not tied to processor or OS or brand.

    You answered your own question by mentioning username & password. It's the same if you want to use a T-Mobile hotspot or anyone else's. It's just a subscription-based service. The WiFi at Northwest World Clubs is the same, except the password is provided free to members, merely to prevent poaching.

    If you're given a free account as an employee, then they need to provide you with your username & password, that's all.
     

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