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Topic # 114811 4-Mar-2013 13:15
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Dropped into McDonalds in Te Puke while passing through to check some work stuff using their free wifi. 

Their wifi was so slow it was almost unusable so I took a speedtest reading..




Noone else using the free wifi in the store either!! 

I've used free wifi at other maccas, none so slow as this one though!!

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  Reply # 774267 4-Mar-2013 13:33
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That latency is pretty high.

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  Reply # 774284 4-Mar-2013 14:04
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It looks like the position of the wireless was not very good at all and you got lots of interference thus making it useless to use. I presume you where actually inside the store trying to use their wireless




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  Reply # 774293 4-Mar-2013 14:26
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LennonNZ: It looks like the position of the wireless was not very good at all and you got lots of interference thus making it useless to use. I presume you where actually inside the store trying to use their wireless



Yes, sitting inside .... i'm overcap on my 3g so thought i'd snag some lunch and free wifi.   

I'm not sure about the position ... it is not a big store but they seem to use a lot of wif-fi busting steel in construction these days I guess. 





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  Reply # 774315 4-Mar-2013 14:46
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I get similar speeds from their Whangaparaoa branch (which dosent advertise the Wifi anymore - they use to, then it broke and was gone for ages but is quietly back again).

But usable to do FB/Twitter updates ;)





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  Reply # 774316 4-Mar-2013 14:47
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Mc Donalds have bad wifi, try your local library. The best I have seen is PN Library, free wifi at 4Mb/s with a tone of other users online.

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  Reply # 774389 4-Mar-2013 16:31
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Never done a speed test, but whenever Ive tried McDonalds Wifi its always really slow to the point of nearly unusable. Seems pa for the course.

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  Reply # 774397 4-Mar-2013 16:44
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Same here, had this experience at several branches when I've dropped in for err a salad.  Seems McD's Wifi is almost useless if you want to do any serious work...

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  Reply # 774415 4-Mar-2013 16:57
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can't do it. speedtest wouldn't load

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  Reply # 776542 7-Mar-2013 22:51
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As i understand, they throttle your speed.
You also only get 50mb per day.
And i think they block anything other than port 80 - so no pop/smtp access.




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hellonearthisman: Mc Donalds have bad wifi, try your local library. The best I have seen is PN Library, free wifi at 4Mb/s with a tone of other users online.


one ?

were they all humming in unison ?

or the sound of collective keyboards clattering away...

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  Reply # 783311 18-Mar-2013 10:25
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so something provided for free with absolutely no catches isn't very good.

What an amazing suprise.

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NonprayingMantis: so something provided for free with absolutely no catches isn't very good.

What an amazing suprise.


FREE WIFI!!! *









*Wifi is unusable

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  Reply # 783887 19-Mar-2013 13:01
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I've used it plenty of times and to be honest, I'd probably be their typical user.
Check Facebook, tweet that I am at Salad Hut and maybe check the footy scores.
Works ok for that purpose, but don't try updating any apps or uploading photos to the web.




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  Reply # 789801 31-Mar-2013 00:25
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Ive also struck the occassion where they limit the number of users on it at one time. Especially at some of the larger metropolitan stores




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  Reply # 794415 6-Apr-2013 22:30
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Not surprising, all the access points are just in one big TelstraClear managed VPN with a nationwide user limit and you can get more than 50MB per day just log off and wait an hour unless you have an IOS device then good luck with that, come back next week.

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