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  1. Gauntlet

    Gauntlet Read Only Funster

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    Guys am I missing something here I can understand that it boosts your wifi sig and gives you more distance but what signal are you picking up that's not got password protection
     
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    That would depend on where you are..

    There are lots of places we use.. such as Maccy D's, various cafes and bars.. And in the UK if you are a sky or BT user lord knows how many 'hot spots' :thumb:
     
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    Hi

    If you are a BT broadband customer you can use your normal log in, otherwise you can buy a FON simpl box and plug it into your router at home then once you have set it up and registered you can use any BT FON hot spot.

    There will be other ways but these are the one I know about.

    Martin
     
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    Also a lot of campsites offer free wifi but it is sometimes limited to around the reception area so using the IBoost means you can sometimes get the signal in the comfort of your motorhome:BigGrin:
     
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    Better than that often they only let you log on to one computer but via i Boost you can connect several thingies
     
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    We have one, simply connect to your existing home router, register with fon get your username and password. You can then use all the fon hotspots wherever you or they are.
    You must leave it on as you are creating your own hotspot and fon 'ping' it now and then to ensure it is still on.
    We have just returned from France and used FON in several places using our telescopic mast and booster antenna with a USB router.:thumb:
     
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    Personally I think it's only worth the money if you use sites.

    We do and whether it's free wifi ( from reception) or paid wifi, the 4 of us get to use it at one price.

    If you want free, don't use it.
     
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    Sounds excellent ! I shall investigate further ( such as what countries their hotspots are ? )
     
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    See the Fon Map ............

    Cheers
     
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    Yup, found it :thumb:
    France and the UK is well sorted but as we are gonna be in Germany and the spots are pretty sparse there, I will hang dire until we get back ( spend my lolly on a German SIM.. In fact just mailed one of my mates there who is gonna get it for me next month :Wink:

    Must say, looks like a stonking idea all round though !
     
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    Hi Chris

    Not sure I understand your reasoning when you say only if you use sites, I guess that you are saying that you can pay once for site WiFi and connect four devices, which is good.

    We are with FUN at Stratford and have been on WiFi all week using a Fon connection the other side of the racecourse.

    Martin
     
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    I would have to disagree with you, I have used it several times on this trip to get free wifi via FON hotspots that I otherwise wouldn't have picked up. It has also picked up other unlocked wifi points that enabled me to access the web. As you say it is great for using multiple gadgets but it is also great for accessing free networks that would otherwise be out of range. Also useful to check for free hotspots if a site is charging for wifi as it saves having to pay their charge :thumb:
     
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    Ok.. done what research I can and have now bit the bullet and ordered one !! :thumb:
     
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    I have been able to do that in the Uk, but never when abroad.

    I particularly enjoyed using it at a C&CC site a few weeks ago when a rather haughty warden pointed out to me that I could buy a voucher but it will only serve one gadget.

    Not with my iboost I muttered to myself as leaving the office:BigGrin:
     
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    I have a feeling with the addition of this widget I have taken WiFi as far as I can now..

    This at home, coupled to the iBoost should see me right in an awful lot of places !
     
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    I wouldn't get too excited about fon, ok, with iboost you may get on better, but France is a hell of a big place and even though it looks as if the hotspots are nearly touching, they are far from it, we were there for a fortnight a while ago and only once found a fon signal and then it wasn't as good as the one on my O2 phone:Doh:
     
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    I appreciate that Chaser.. But this, added to my errrr 'knowledge' of BT hot spots ( :Wink: ) will cover as many bases as is reasonably possible..
    And lets face it, the access points are likely to increase in numbers rather than decrease as time goes by :thumb:
     
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    Agreed, and although there are plenty knockers of bt, I find in the uk you can get a bt wifi almost anywhere, I have a phone with the bt wifi app on it and it makes a noise when it finds a signal , it is almost embarrassing when it keeps going off as you walk around town as it finds a new signal:thumb:
     
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