Free wireless broadband, where?


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Astin

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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.
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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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! :)
Did you connect to Skynet Globel or Singnet? Once connected in the Skynet, you'll see a flash app. of multi-coloured balloons. Skip the balloons, key in your name, email and you are ready to surf!
 

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

Only tried the cafes, and it worked there.

:)
 

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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.....
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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behyx said:
... 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. :thumbsup:
 

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

all along i thot juz log in with email and u can surf oredi? :sweat:
 

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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 :dunno:



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

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Astin said:
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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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 :bsmilie:

This wireless network thingie is fun :bsmilie: at the moment that is ;p
 

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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 :angry:

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

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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 :angry:

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. :angry:

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? :sweat:
 

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Wai said:
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 :angry:

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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Astin said:
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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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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