Monday, August 06, 2012

Comfort Inns has some odd WiFi instructions. Disable encryption. Really?

Choice Hotels’ “Comfort Inns” has some oddball instructions for how to use the hotel “free” WiFi.  The instructions mention selecting or “enabling” your “Wireless Network Adapter” and then selection an SSID (session ID).

Then it says to turn off data encryption WEP and restart the machine.

In fact, I found that Windows 7 would find it normally as a connection, start it, and let you choose “Public” as a setting, normally.  I and did find it would take https (as with Electronic Frontier Foundation’s site).

But it sounds tacky suggest that hotel guests should turn off encryption.  But it actually isn’t necessary.
And what’s this about rebooting?

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