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MB
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      09-11-2008, 11:00 AM
Is anyone else having problems with McDonald's free WiFi "service"?

I have tried contacting McDonalds and The Cloud but not having any success


McD Bangor - connect to The Cloud but get BT Openzone screen with no
mention of McD free service or The Cloud

McD Holyhead - could not connect to The Cloud

McD Caernarfon - could not connect to The Cloud

McD Fort William - OK

McD Leeming Bar - connect to The Cloud but get BT Openzone screen with
no mention of McD free service or The Cloud. Another customer near me
had the same problem.



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      09-11-2008, 11:58 AM

"MB" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Is anyone else having problems with McDonald's free WiFi "service"?
>
> I have tried contacting McDonalds and The Cloud but not having any success
>
>
> McD Bangor - connect to The Cloud but get BT Openzone screen with no
> mention of McD free service or The Cloud
>
> McD Holyhead - could not connect to The Cloud
>
> McD Caernarfon - could not connect to The Cloud
>
> McD Fort William - OK
>
> McD Leeming Bar - connect to The Cloud but get BT Openzone screen with
> no mention of McD free service or The Cloud. Another customer near me
> had the same problem.


You sound like someone with a serious hamburger problem!
;-)

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      09-11-2008, 12:43 PM

"MB" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Is anyone else having problems with McDonald's free WiFi "service"?


Why bother.. Just find your local Wetherspoon or Lloyds No.1 bars, generaly
reliable service: http://tinyurl.com/6kdx8h


 
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      09-11-2008, 01:38 PM
Section <31T> wrote:
> "MB" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> Is anyone else having problems with McDonald's free WiFi "service"?

>
> Why bother.. Just find your local Wetherspoon or Lloyds No.1 bars, generaly
> reliable service: http://tinyurl.com/6kdx8h
>


And better value meals!

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      09-11-2008, 02:52 PM
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> You sound like someone with a serious hamburger problem!



Stopped purely to use the WiFi and just had a drink!

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      09-11-2008, 03:04 PM
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> "MB" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > Is anyone else having problems with McDonald's free WiFi "service"?


> Why bother.. Just find your local Wetherspoon or Lloyds No.1 bars, generaly
> reliable service: http://tinyurl.com/6kdx8h



Because McDonald's are easier to find usually with car parks and open
all day from early morning.

Looking at the places that I quoted, both Bangor and Caernarfon pubs
seem to be in the centre of the town so not very accessible with the
computer. Holyhead does not have one. I doubt whether there is one
alongside the A1 in Yorkshire and there is not one in Fort William.

I doubt whether the staff in the pubs are any more knowledgeable about
WiFi problems than those in McDonald's.




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      09-11-2008, 03:08 PM
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> Section <31T> wrote:
> > "MB" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> > news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> >> Is anyone else having problems with McDonald's free WiFi "service"?

> >
> > Why bother.. Just find your local Wetherspoon or Lloyds No.1 bars,
> > generaly
> > reliable service: http://tinyurl.com/6kdx8h
> >


> And better value meals!


I only wanted a drink and probably no cheaper.




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      09-11-2008, 05:57 PM


"MB" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Is anyone else having problems with McDonald's free WiFi "service"?
>
> I have tried contacting McDonalds and The Cloud but not having any success
>
>
> McD Bangor - connect to The Cloud but get BT Openzone screen with no
> mention of McD free service or The Cloud
>
> McD Holyhead - could not connect to The Cloud
>
> McD Caernarfon - could not connect to The Cloud
>
> McD Fort William - OK
>
> McD Leeming Bar - connect to The Cloud but get BT Openzone screen with
> no mention of McD free service or The Cloud. Another customer near me
> had the same problem.
>


I use McD fior connection never had a problem, used McD at Wroxham Norfolk
last Saturday with no problems.
Are you logging/registering correctly I wonder.

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      09-11-2008, 06:58 PM
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> "MB" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > Is anyone else having problems with McDonald's free WiFi "service"?
> >
> > I have tried contacting McDonalds and The Cloud but not having any success
> >
> >
> > McD Bangor - connect to The Cloud but get BT Openzone screen with no
> > mention of McD free service or The Cloud
> >
> > McD Holyhead - could not connect to The Cloud
> >
> > McD Caernarfon - could not connect to The Cloud
> >
> > McD Fort William - OK
> >
> > McD Leeming Bar - connect to The Cloud but get BT Openzone screen with
> > no mention of McD free service or The Cloud. Another customer near me
> > had the same problem.
> >


> I use McD fior connection never had a problem, used McD at Wroxham Norfolk
> last Saturday with no problems.
> Are you logging/registering correctly I wonder.




At Fort William McD I got the McD / The Cloud screen as described in the
McD leaflet and logged in without any problem.

At Bangor and Leeming Bar I got a BT Openzone screen which has no
instructions about to get into McD's free WiFi service so could not go
any further. Someone else was also trying to use the service at Leeming
Bar and got exactly the same screen. When at Bangor I tried clearing my
cache, cookies etc but still got the same screen.

At Caernarfon and Holyhead I could not connect so never had chance to
login - at one I trying selecting someone's home network just to test my
system. I obviously could not log in but I did get the login screen
which seems to show my system was working OK.

I have sent several messages to McDonalds but not managed to get a reply
from them.

I have had a couple replies from The Cloud but none have been helpful,
got this one today

"Thank you for contacting The Cloud customer services.
The Cloud provides access to users of other service providers (such as
BT Openzone) and these users can use the same login credentials as they
do for their own service provider. But the opposite is not the same:
The Cloud user cannot use the other service provider hotspots such as BT
Openzone."

That does not explain why a WiFi identifying as "The Cloud" connects to
BT Openzone at a site where McDonalds free WiFi is supposed to be
available using The Cloud.



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      09-11-2008, 07:31 PM
On Thu, 11 Sep 2008 16:08:04 +0100, MB <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>The message <(E-Mail Removed)>
>from Adrian C <(E-Mail Removed)> contains these words:
>
>> Section <31T> wrote:
>> > "MB" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> > news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> >> Is anyone else having problems with McDonald's free WiFi "service"?
>> >
>> > Why bother.. Just find your local Wetherspoon or Lloyds No.1 bars,
>> > generaly
>> > reliable service: http://tinyurl.com/6kdx8h
>> >

>
>> And better value meals!

>
>I only wanted a drink and probably no cheaper.
>


Admit it! You had a big mac with double fries! We won't tell.

 
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