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Topic # 108781 5-Sep-2012 14:45
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Newbie to a Tablet - got a Nexus 7 for use when travelling in NZ and overseas.

Unit is up and running. However, lots of stuff I shall never use, at least not initially.

I wish to know what the routine is to connect the device at a wi-fi "spot". So far I have only used it at home to connect via wireless modem. But, of course the real desire and benefit will come when I use the device when out and about.

What are the step by step stages to connect the device. How is that done at the free wi-fi spots such as city library or bus/train/air terminals?

And how is the connection done at the pay wi-fi spots? What information (password/s etc) is required to connect the unit? And what needs to be done when one has finished at the "spot" - are there any special routines to disconnect from the site that was used? 

And what is the routine when one takes up the option of "free wi-fi" at a cafe that requires one to buy (say) a coffee and muffin to get the free service?

Would welcome some basic advice and instructions.

Thanks in advance.

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  Reply # 681900 5-Sep-2012 16:20
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There will be a setting in the wifi portion where you can select 'notify me when an open network is available'.

In somewhere like McDonalds if you turn your wifi on it will come up with the message "wifi networks available"

Open your internet browser and as soon as you attempt to go to a web page it will redirect to the login page of the wifi network. If it is free then often all you need to do is agree to the terms and start browsing. If a coupon is required it will ask you to fill in a field with the code. Some sites require you to keep that sign-in window open so you may need to open a new tab.

Just remember public wifi is not secure.

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