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# 20844 7-Apr-2008 16:54
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Hi team,

I was connecting to Telecom thorugh their "free" wifi; but now have to pay a daily rate to use it.

My notebook has found the Orcon wireless hotspot and connected ok.  I can't login because I don't have a user account; worse still I can't find out where to register and what it will cost to use the wifi hotspot service.

So Orcon are you out there at all?

Cheers
Bernard Bailey 

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  # 123313 13-Apr-2008 23:28
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Might be best to give them a phone call.
There may be a chance that it is a private connection shared using one of their open access point systems (cant remember what they call them)




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  # 123314 13-Apr-2008 23:30
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TomiZone rings a bell. Could be one of those. I think orcon partnered with them so that their customers could share their connection with other customers when they are traveling to create a national access netowork. Dont know if its auctually started happening yet but saw a report on their partnership a few months ago.




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www.ruralkiwi.com

There is no place like localhost
For my general guide to extending your wireless network Click Here




 
 
 
 


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  # 127421 30-Apr-2008 22:48
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If it's the Orcon Wifi hotspots I'm thinking about, where you connect to a purple username/password page then it isn't a tomizone or other shared connection rather an official Orcon one (I've connected to a few around Auckland). I recall the username and password being your Orcon broadband login details, so I'd imagine one needs to be a broadband customer to access it.




 


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  # 127435 1-May-2008 00:26
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Peppery: If it's the Orcon Wifi hotspots I'm thinking about, where you connect to a purple username/password page then it isn't a tomizone or other shared connection rather an official Orcon one (I've connected to a few around Auckland). I recall the username and password being your Orcon broadband login details, so I'd imagine one needs to be a broadband customer to access it.


Apols for the thread hijack, but do Orcon link up with wifi hotspots in Auckland ??

I've seen the tomizone but didn't realise there were Orcon ones for Orcon customers. Do you have any more info please ? Ta.



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  # 127730 1-May-2008 22:01
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Peppery: If it's the Orcon Wifi hotspots I'm thinking about, where you connect to a purple username/password page then it isn't a tomizone or other shared connection rather an official Orcon one (I've connected to a few around Auckland). I recall the username and password being your Orcon broadband login details, so I'd imagine one needs to be a broadband customer to access it.


Yes that login colour springs to mind.

 Hey I want to buy a connect to a broadband wireless service, but they don't even want to help me  :-(

 Simple stuff really.

Cheers

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  # 127887 2-May-2008 12:46
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PromNZ: Apols for the thread hijack, but do Orcon link up with wifi hotspots in Auckland ??

I've seen the tomizone but didn't realise there were Orcon ones for Orcon customers. Do you have any more info please ? Ta.


I do believe they were running it as a trial of some sort. I've seen a one in Parnell and another in Remuera. I do believe that it is "based" on Kordia Metro WiFi (which would make sense, their coverage page lists Parnell and Remuera on it where I found the hotspots). This blog post goes into a little bit of detail about that.




 


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