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22 Aug 2007

When connecting to WiFi networks in cafés, you are often presented with an initial page by the ISP where you agree to the terms of service and so forth. It’s annoying, especially if the connection drops and resumes midway, but understandable. Mainly, you have no choice.

When the hotspot uses the services of 012, one of the main ISPs around here, the site the splash page sits on is called “captive.012.net.il”.

Yes, I know I am. No need to rub it in.

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Anonymous

22 בAugust, 2007 בשעה 21:27

another way of looking at it

Ahhh, WiFi in cafes. And it’s free.
Yes, I do remember when you could plug a laptop to the great sea of information while drinking your latte. Those were the days… 🙂

Just for comparison, here in Sydney the concept of public WiFi is still quite an innovative idea. Only a small, prestigious shops have them and the speed is slightly better then the 33.3K days. And if that wasn’t enough, the home offers are even more outrageous: with the amount of money I pay for my not-so-fast connection I could have wired my whole building back there, and on top of that we get a download limit of about 12Gb per month.

So mate, rejoice for thou are truly blessed 😉

Cheers,
Fernando

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