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    Where are the places in Singapore that I can connect to wireless broadband free? I tried Suntec and Changi airport, there are wireless signal from Starhub but it requires member id.....

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    MacDonald's skynet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hommie
    MacDonald's skynet.
    is it free? i tried to connect to the local wireless network in MacDonald's Funan, and all of them require userID..

    i found a place that i can surf for free.. Wheelock place, 2nd level, i think it's NYDC, the cafe just opposite apple centre. It wasn't there that i surf, but at Sakae Sushi around 20-30m away from it. The network i chose was the cafe name.. Signal wasn't full strengh but it's still broadband!

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    Funan Centre... but it's usually very slow.

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    if i'm not wrong....... Funan also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by behyx
    is it free? i tried to connect to the local wireless network in MacDonald's Funan, and all of them require userID..

    i found a place that i can surf for free.. Wheelock place, 2nd level, i think it's NYDC, the cafe just opposite apple centre. It wasn't there that i surf, but at Sakae Sushi around 20-30m away from it. The network i chose was the cafe name.. Signal wasn't full strengh but it's still broadband!
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    Default Novena and United Square

    Last year the whole place was wireless enabled, not sure about now.

    Only tried the cafes, and it worked there.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Astin
    Where are the places in Singapore that I can connect to wireless broadband free? I tried Suntec and Changi airport, there are wireless signal from Starhub but it requires member id.....
    If u are asked to enter member id and pw from starhub then its not free,
    i guess u need to subscribe to Outdoor wireless surf service. Singnet is
    offering about $10 per mth if u are already their BB subscriber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by behyx
    ... i found a place that i can surf for free.. Wheelock place, 2nd level, i think it's NYDC, the cafe just opposite apple centre...
    i think that they offer free wireless to patrons at the suntec outlet as well.

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    Macs started charging?!?!? kaoz...

    all along i thot juz log in with email and u can surf oredi?
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    Well, I was surfing at Wisma's and Chinatown Point's Mac just last saturday, I got in FOC

    You have to select SSID skynetglobal, if it doesn't load, type in http://login.com/ it should direct you to the flash page for login. Just enter anything to login.

    NYDC @ Wheelock place is also FOC, the SSID is nydc-freewireless or something, I picked up the signal whilst sitting @ Coffee Bean, but rather weak.

    As for Funan, I believe there's wireless throughout the entire place, but according to Acidbyte, only 2 hours of use allowed



    I'm still sourcing for more FOC points, Macs are good, but fattening + expensive Everytime I surf, I sure buy a drink and sit there relax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astin
    Where are the places in Singapore that I can connect to wireless broadband free? I tried Suntec and Changi airport, there are wireless signal from Starhub but it requires member id.....
    starhub not free anymore

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wai
    starhub not free anymore
    Starhub is no longer free, they require you to purchase 'access'.

    If only they have wireless everywhere, then I don't mind subscribing as I can be on the go.

    I also sourced a wireless network whilst on bus 88 from Pasir Ris side to the expressway

    This wireless network thingie is fun at the moment that is

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    Quote Originally Posted by espn
    Starhub is no longer free, they require you to purchase 'access'.

    If only they have wireless everywhere, then I don't mind subscribing as I can be on the go.
    i think singnet BB customer can use singtel wireless network FOC

    but i am paying like $200+ a mth to starhub for 2 x cable modem and 3 x mobileline...yet they still want another $10/mth to use wireless BB

    u want wireless everywhere? then use GSM or 3G network lor

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wai
    i think singnet BB customer can use singtel wireless network FOC

    but i am paying like $200+ a mth to starhub for 2 x cable modem and 3 x mobileline...yet they still want another $10/mth to use wireless BB

    u want wireless everywhere? then use GSM or 3G network lor
    I am on singnet broadband, but most places I go there are only starhub signal, not many places have singnet signal...

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    i wonder how well would 3G take off...

    surfing by handphone is so expensive right now as it is...using GPRS...

    100kb = $1?

    my bill for surf Starhub, 16mb of data...i got charged for $160+....kaoz...i was shocked when i received my bill.

    I stayed away from using it this month...if this gonna be expensive for 3G, i don't think it will be popular. Anybody know the costs for 3G?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wai
    i think singnet BB customer can use singtel wireless network FOC

    but i am paying like $200+ a mth to starhub for 2 x cable modem and 3 x mobileline...yet they still want another $10/mth to use wireless BB

    u want wireless everywhere? then use GSM or 3G network lor
    Wai, got 2 x cable modem? What on earth are you doing with it, which can serve up to 8 stations! Are you doing some business, some website? Just curious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Astin
    I am on singnet broadband, but most places I go there are only starhub signal, not many places have singnet signal...
    Singnet have a few like Starbucks or CoffeeBean and/or Spinellis

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    Quote Originally Posted by espn
    Singnet have a few like Starbucks or CoffeeBean and/or Spinellis
    Wireless broadband effective distance is about 10m right? So I dont really need to sit inside Starbucks, just sit "near" to Starbucks and still can log in?

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