Re: Breaking the internet (hotels, guestnet style)

From: Owen DeLong (no email)
Date: Tue Dec 08 2009 - 10:14:47 EST

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    On Dec 8, 2009, at 1:18 AM, Andrew Cox wrote:

    > Sounds like a great idea in theory but would require OS support or a dual-hotspot setup that provided for both options until support was expected.
    > Until such time it's simply unworkable.
    >
    > That and as mentioned in my previous post, the setup we have *just works* for users who don't have the permissions to change off of a static IP and use DHCP on their laptops.
    >
    And it just breaks for those of us who actually expect "internet access" to mean
    access to the internet, not just the web.

    I make a habbit of calling support and pushing the issue hard through multiple
    layers until I finally get a management denial, then, demand refunds of my
    connectivity charges every time I encounter this at a hotel.

    I figure that the reason you guys deploy what "just works" as you put it is because
    it lowers your support costs, so, I do what I can to increase the support costs of
    delivering a broken internet.

    I encourage others to do the same.

    Owen

    > Andrew
    >>
    >> This really should be a DHCP option which points to the authentification
    >> server using ip addresses. This should be return to clients even
    >> if they don't request it. Web browers could have a hot-spot button that
    >> retrieves this option then connects using the value returned.
    >>
    >> No need to compromise the DNS or intercept http.
    >>
    >> Mark
    >>


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