McDonald's Free WiFi

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by MB, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. MB

    MB Guest

    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.



    MB
     
    MB, Sep 11, 2008
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  2. "MB" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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!
    ;-)

    George
     
    George Weston, Sep 11, 2008
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  3. MB

    Section Guest

    "MB" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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
     
    Section, Sep 11, 2008
    #3
  4. MB

    Adrian C Guest

    Section <31T> wrote:
    > "MB" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> 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!

    --
    Adrian C
     
    Adrian C, Sep 11, 2008
    #4
  5. MB

    MB Guest

    The message <>
    from "George Weston" <> contains these words:

    > You sound like someone with a serious hamburger problem!



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

    MB
     
    MB, Sep 11, 2008
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  6. MB

    MB Guest

    The message <gab3ot$17j$>
    from "Section <31T>" <> contains
    these words:


    > "MB" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > 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.




    MB
     
    MB, Sep 11, 2008
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  7. MB

    MB Guest

    The message <>
    from Adrian C <> contains these words:

    > Section <31T> wrote:
    > > "MB" <> wrote in message
    > > news:...
    > >> 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.




    MB
     
    MB, Sep 11, 2008
    #7
  8. MB

    Joedavid Guest

    "MB" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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.

    --
    Regards,
    David

    Please reply to News Group
     
    Joedavid, Sep 11, 2008
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  9. MB

    MB Guest

    The message <gabm9g$n1m$>
    from "Joedavid" <> contains these words:



    > "MB" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > 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.



    MB
     
    MB, Sep 11, 2008
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  10. MB

    Oddi Guest

    On Thu, 11 Sep 2008 16:08:04 +0100, MB <> wrote:

    >The message <>
    >from Adrian C <> contains these words:
    >
    >> Section <31T> wrote:
    >> > "MB" <> wrote in message
    >> > news:...
    >> >> 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.
     
    Oddi, Sep 11, 2008
    #10
  11. MB

    David Guest

    "MB" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > The message <gabm9g$n1m$>
    > from "Joedavid" <> contains these words:
    >
    >
    >
    >> "MB" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >> > 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.
    >
    >
    >

    Lost me on that, mine always lists The Cloud/McD connection.

    If I select show all wireless networks I see unsecured domestics and secure
    domestics and BT Openzone in addition to the Cloud/McD one in some
    locations.
    I have found that it is not always necessary to actually go into the McD!

    --
    Regards,
    David

    Please reply to News Group
     
    David, Sep 11, 2008
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  12. MB

    MB Guest

    The message <gabu91$1nhn$>
    from "David" <> contains these words:

    > Lost me on that, mine always lists The Cloud/McD connection.


    > If I select show all wireless networks I see unsecured domestics and secure
    > domestics and BT Openzone in addition to the Cloud/McD one in some
    > locations.
    > I have found that it is not always necessary to actually go into the McD!




    That's what happened at Fort William, from the car park I saw The CLoud
    listed, connected and got the McD screen.

    But it is not happening everywhere, I am not only the one having
    problems from the other person at Leeming Bar.




    MB
     
    MB, Sep 11, 2008
    #12
  13. MB

    Steve Terry Guest

    "MB" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Is anyone else having problems with McDonald's free WiFi "service"?
    > I have tried contacting McDonalds and The Cloud but not having any success
    >
    >

    I use Whitherspoons, burger chips and pint for 4.59 and free wifi,
    what more could you want?

    Steve Terry
     
    Steve Terry, Sep 11, 2008
    #13
  14. MB

    Ian Guest

    "MB" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > The message <gab3ot$17j$>
    > from "Section <31T>" <> contains
    > these words:
    >
    >
    >> "MB" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >> > 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.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > MB


    Admit it, you live near a McDonalds and have built a pringles tube aerial.
     
    Ian, Sep 12, 2008
    #14
  15. MB

    MB Guest

    Re: McDonald's Free WiFi (you have to buy something, but you don't HAVE to eat it)

    As I previously pointed out I only tried to use McD for WiFi because they
    are easy found locations with car parks on main routes and I only had a
    drink. Seems better than paying to park in a town centre to go to pub.

    Bangor is actually a city, I lived there for nearly four years and would
    certainly not call it "the dullest town in Wales".

    I don't think that Fort William is "the wettest place in the UK", I doubt
    whether the majority people in the town pay the slightest attention to the
    arrival of the sleeper.

    Be interesting to hear where you live as presumably the sun always shines
    there.


    MB




    "R. Mark Clayton" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Poor MB, you get to go to some awful places and then eat in the dreariest
    > restaurants (if a McDonalds can be dignified with that title) in the UK.
    >
    > Change your life, get out more, vary your diet
    >
    > "MB" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> 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

    >
    > Dull town in Wales.
    >
    >>
    >> McD Holyhead - could not connect to The Cloud

    >
    > Very dull town in Wales (but there is a ferry to Ireland).
    >
    >>
    >> McD Caernarfon - could not connect to The Cloud

    >
    > Fairly dull town in Wales (nice castle (built by the English))
    >
    >>
    >> McD Fort William - OK

    >
    > The wettest place in the UK and the main event is the arrival of the
    > sleeper.
    > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Fort_William_sleeper.jpg
    >
    >>
    >> 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.

    >
    > Not sure where this is - could it be:-
    > Leeming Bar (Services)?
    > http://www.chavtowns.co.uk/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1790
    > ""This has to be the most god awful place I have ever been. I stopped
    > there out of sheer desperation as I had been on the motorway all day, and
    > I regreted it as soon as I had stopped the car. The car park at the
    > services area was literally heaving with Chavs, and not just your run of
    > the mill Chavs, but the really dense ( thick as shit in a bottle )
    > variety. The place reaked of cheap perfume/aftershave difficult to tell
    > which was which to be honest, and there was so much burberry on display
    > that the place looked like a bloody optical illusion!
    > Anyway after staring for a while ( I never could do those magic eye
    > things ) I ventured towards the ubiquitous McDonalds which does its job
    > frankly it feeds you quickly, however it also seems to be the perfect
    > habitat for Chavs! They hang round at the entrance ( which is ironic as
    > you normally associate shit with exits ) and smoke their fags and drink
    > their cheap Jaguar/Super lager/ White Diamond whilst shouting abuse at
    > each othert and anyone else for that matter! ..." and so on.
    >
    >
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> MB

    >
    >
     
    MB, Sep 12, 2008
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  16. MB

    MB Guest

    Re: McDonald's Free WiFi for travelling roofers.

    "R. Mark Clayton" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >


    >
    > Wikipedia explicitly mentions it.
    >




    So it must be true! :=)
     
    MB, Sep 12, 2008
    #16
  17. MB

    Guest

    Re: McDonald's Free WiFi (you have to buy something, but you don't HAVE to eat it)

    On Fri, 12 Sep 2008 13:27:32 +0100, "MB" <> wrote:

    >As I previously pointed out I only tried to use McD for WiFi because they
    >are easy found locations with car parks on main routes and I only had a
    >drink. Seems better than paying to park in a town centre to go to pub.

    When McD first made public the free WiFi service I had a quick run
    down to our local one only a mile away and had no joy either .
    >Bangor is actually a city,

    And a very nice city at that .
    > I lived there for nearly four years and would
    >certainly not call it "the dullest town in Wales".

    I spent over ten years delivering to all the Tesco and K/save stores
    all down the North Wales coast including the K/save store in Holyhead
    Mondays and Tuesdays where the best two days of my working week and
    found none of the places I visited Dull and very much better than
    stinking London and the South coast resorts .
     
    , Sep 13, 2008
    #17
  18. MB

    Guest

    Re: McDonald's Free WiFi for travelling roofers.

    On Fri, 12 Sep 2008 15:49:55 +0100, "R. Mark Clayton"
    <> wrote:


    >Manchester, and it has more wet days per year than just about anywhere else.

    And plenty of illegal guns and knifes also give me Liverpool any day
    of the week, and no I do not Live in Liverpool or Manchester but have
    worked in both cities and know which I would sooner have .
     
    , Sep 13, 2008
    #18
  19. MB

    Ivor Jones Guest

    In news:,
    Adrian C <> typed, for some strange, unexplained reason:
    : Section <31T> wrote:
    : > "MB" <> wrote in message
    : > news:...
    : >> 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!

    And beer :)

    Ivor
     
    Ivor Jones, Sep 13, 2008
    #19
  20. MB

    Klunk Guest

    On Thu, 11 Sep 2008 16:04:24 +0100, MB passed an empty day by writing:

    > The message <gab3ot$17j$> from "Section <31T>"
    > <> contains these words:
    >
    >
    >> "MB" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >> > 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.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > MB

    Careful, some of the McDonalds staff are not as thick as you think. There
    are plenty of students doing computer related masters degrees to be found
    in them. Our local store has a guy who has done all the various Cisco
    certifications. For the rest of the staff there is McDonalds university.
    You can study for an McD.


    --
    GIVE IT TO ME! I WANT YOUR SPAM!
    h o n e y p o t h o n e y p o t h o n e y p o t h o n e y p o t
     
    Klunk, Sep 13, 2008
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