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, Sep 11, 2008
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  2. You sound like someone with a serious hamburger problem!

    George Weston, Sep 11, 2008
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  3. MB

    Section Guest

    Why bother.. Just find your local Wetherspoon or Lloyds No.1 bars, generaly
    reliable service:
    Section, Sep 11, 2008
  4. MB

    Adrian C Guest

    And better value meals!
    Adrian C, Sep 11, 2008
  5. MB

    MB Guest

    The message <>

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

    MB, Sep 11, 2008
  6. MB

    MB Guest

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

    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, Sep 11, 2008
  7. MB

    MB Guest

    The message <>
    I only wanted a drink and probably no cheaper.

    MB, Sep 11, 2008
  8. MB

    Joedavid Guest

    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.
    Joedavid, Sep 11, 2008
  9. MB

    MB Guest

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

    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

    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, Sep 11, 2008
  10. MB

    Oddi Guest

    Admit it! You had a big mac with double fries! We won't tell.
    Oddi, Sep 11, 2008
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    David Guest

    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
    I have found that it is not always necessary to actually go into the McD!
    David, Sep 11, 2008
  12. MB

    MB Guest

    The message <gabu91$1nhn$>

    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, Sep 11, 2008
  13. MB

    Steve Terry Guest

    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
  14. MB

    Ian Guest

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

    MB Guest

    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


    MB, Sep 12, 2008
  16. MB

    MB Guest

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


    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 .
    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
  18. MB


    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
  19. MB

    Ivor Jones Guest

    In Adrian C <> typed, for some strange, unexplained reason:
    : Section <31T> wrote:
    : > : >> 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:
    : >
    : And better value meals!

    And beer :)

    Ivor Jones, Sep 13, 2008
  20. MB

    Klunk Guest

    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.
    Klunk, Sep 13, 2008
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