Books-A-Million Free WiFi

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by JesseW6889, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. JesseW6889 macrumors 6502

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    I have a new 13" MBA that I carry with me everywhere in my backpack, because I don't have a car, I don't know where I will be or for how long!

    Recently, I found myself waiting at a Books-A-Million and I figured they would have wifi there, but I realized that you have to either have a club card ($20/year) or pay for the day ($5).

    Anyways, I turned it on anyways, and got online NO problem at all, it took me to the 'main' books-a-million page, but as if I was already signed into the network?

    I tried to get online with my ipod touch and had no such luck, it redirected me straight to the 'sign in' page.

    Any idea as to how this happened? Any way the network administrator could have some how set it up to only allow macs on for free...? I asked several people around me if they were online, and if they had to log in or if it just 'let them on' and every one of them said they had to log in and/or pay and were VERY upset that I didn't!
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Could have been a glitch. If you go there again, try again. I'm quite sure it will not work
     
  3. JesseW6889 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I gave the truncated version of the story, but in reality, it wasn't until the 3rd visit that I realized that the wifi wasn't supposed to be free!
     
  4. bigwilly2199 macrumors newbie

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    Books a million wifi

    I have been coming to books a million every couple of days for months. I also get free wifi from them on my macbook pro. My ipad wants me to sign in and will not let me on for free like the macbook. I don't have a membership an not willing to pay for one. I hope they don't figure it out because I like the free wifi. Well if I didn't get free wifi from Books a Million I simply will go to barnes and noble, because they truly give free wifi, they also have Starbucks. Joe Mugg's who is in Books a million sucks and is actually more expensive then Starbucks. What is more crazy; books a million charging for wifi, while barnes and noble provides free wifi or a coffee shop that is actually more expensive than Starbucks? LOL
     

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