connecting to a network..

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  1. MicroLzyD

    MicroLzyD New Member

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    when i was at starbucks, and connected to their wifi and when i opened safari, it showed the starbucks main page or something, and it didn't let me go to a different site

    why?
    and how do i fix it?


    and
    at this place i go to often, it requires that i have a VPN client installed on the device that i use
    anyway to put the software on the touch?
    http://www.bumc.bu.edu/Dept/Content.aspx?DepartmentID=278&PageID=8481
    that's the vpn client i'm talking about
  2. Danls92

    Danls92 Super Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    For your first question: I'm pretty sure that at Starbucks, free wi-fi is only available to see the song, you can't just surf the web.
  3. DerekVOF

    DerekVOF Active Member

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    Danls92 is correct - Starbucks is paid Wi-Fi. The only thing free at Starbucks is the iTunes Wi-Fi Store...
  4. MicroLzyD

    MicroLzyD New Member

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    o i seeee

    but, what about this vpn client thing
    any ideas?
  5. FauxShow

    FauxShow New Member

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    Also, some networks will start you off on one network before you agree to their terms (without requiring payment), then pass you to the other side of the network allowing you to connect to the internet. To name a few places where you'll see this: Panera Bread, many hotel chains, and airports like LAS, SAN, and FLL.

    To answer your second question, the VPN client will need to be coded specifically for the device and current os/firmware. After Vista came out, it was nearly a year before Cisco and SonicWALL even released working Betas for their VPN client. While part of that is because Vista is a pile of crap, it does show that it's no small or quick venture. It certainly might be possible, but it might not be feasible.
  6. DerekVOF

    DerekVOF Active Member

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    Just to clarify, yes there is a VPN client in the iPod Touch. However, you'll need a full working internet connection to use it, so no go at Starbucks (unless you pay for access). Unless you have a VPN that you regularly connect to, you can just ignore the VPN stuff... you won't need it...
  7. rprince

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    Hi,

    Have you successfully connected to a VPN on your iPod Touch? I get an error saying the server does not exist!

    Cheers,
    Rikki
  8. CaliScreamin

    CaliScreamin New Member

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    starbucks is only meant for the iTunes store. not to surf the web. Same problem happend to me before lol

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  9. ripcurlboardmaster

    ripcurlboardmaster New Member

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    i also get the same error message when trying to connect to my Uni's VPN connection. The settings are all the same as my laptop settings and that connects fine. Any1 with any ideas??

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