WiFi Australia

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Genghis Khan, Sep 23, 2007.

  1. Genghis Khan macrumors 65816

    Genghis Khan

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    alright fellow aussies...we will shortly begin receiving our touch screen wifi devices

    now where can we use them in this technological backwater? (no offence to anyone who thinks otherwise)

    i've got...

    maccas
    starbucks


    plus...
    uni
    hospital waiting rooms
    Melbourne Central food court
    State Library, Victoria

    and other odd spots like cafes and bars
    http://www.freewifi.com.au/listing_summary.php

    but what would be great is a list of places you could go and know you'd get wireless (like maccas and starbucks), not unique places dotted around.
     
  2. i0Nic macrumors 65816

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    By March next year Sydney is getting CBD-wide free wifi. Giggity giggity
     
  3. shoefly macrumors member

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    That's going to make waiting for a bus with my touch much more enjoyable :)
     
  4. robPOD macrumors 6502

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  5. nlivo macrumors 6502a

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    if by "melbourne central food court" you mean 'Australia on Collins' then yes that has free wi-fi. If sydney is getting city wide wi-fi melbourne better. John Soe needs to pick up his game.
     
  6. kretzy macrumors 604

    kretzy

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    Yeah, I was at Melb Central last week, I had my PowerBook with me and there was no Wifi in the food court. And I didn't think the Wifi at McD's was free either.

    I can't really think of any other places that have it other than Melbourne Uni and that's not really free - you need to be a student.

    They should definitely get free Wifi for the entire CBD, especially if Sydney's getting it.
     
  7. cravr macrumors newbie

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    is that confirmed?

    have also been wondering how much free wifi is actually available in and around sydney cbd... guess we'll find out for sure soon!
     
  8. Genghis Khan thread starter macrumors 65816

    Genghis Khan

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    by melbourne central food court i mean Melbourne Central Food Court....which is nowhere near collins street

    and yes melbourne uni has wifi...but you access it through a proxy...can you do this on iPod touch?

    and if sydney gets wifi, it''s only a matter or time before melbourne gets it...we're both so petty when it comes to competition:eek::p
     
  9. shoefly macrumors member

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    There were a few apparently open hotspots near Town Hall last time I checked with my DS, but I didn't have time to connect and try them out.
     
  10. Chundles macrumors G4

    Chundles

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    I can use it at:

    My parents' house.
    My mate's place upstairs.
    My work.

    That'll pretty much do me, if the wireless reception is as good as the MacBook I took home last week from work I'll be able to use it at my place too.

    Macca's WiFi isn't free, you have to pay Tel-suck for the privilege. Not sure about Starbucks, there aren't any around here. One thing's for sure, I'm taking it into Wollongong Mall when I get it to see if there are any open networks. Oh, and god help the club on Wednesdays if there's an open WiFi network because with the power of Google we will win ALL the meat trays in trivia. MU HAHAHAH
     
  11. kretzy macrumors 604

    kretzy

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    Hmm, interesting. Which level of Melbourne Central?

    I think if you have the proxy settings saved in one of your locations on your Mac then they can be transferred to your Touch.
     
  12. chrijame macrumors newbie

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    Adelaide was the first Australian city to have free wifi, lol now i can finally use it hehe :D
     

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