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nigel4541
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BT Hotspots????

Why do all of the hotspots have different SSIDs? It makes it very frustrating when I'm out and my phone connects to a low signal hotspot, and I have to manually connect to one with higher signal.

 

Here's a list of the different SSIDs I see:

 

BTFON

BTOpenzone

BTOpenZone

BTOpenzone-B

BTOpenZone-B

BTWiFi

BTWiFi-with-FON

BTWifi-with-FON

BTWifi-X       < And for some reason, this one's password protected?

 

Why the need for this many network names? Thanks.

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Re: BT Hotspots????

nigel4541,

 

The BTFon & BTOpenzone (be that BTOpenzone-B, BTOpenzone-H, ect) have been slowly migrating to BTWifi and BTWifi-with-FON for some time now.

 

Also the BTWifi-X is the newest version of the SSID which requires a certificate and IEEE 802.1X encryption (ie a more secure hotspot), though not all devices can support this type.


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nigel4541
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Re: BT Hotspots????

Nevertheless, why is there still 4 different hotspots? BTWiFi, BTWiFi-with-FON, BTWifi-with-FON and BTWifi-X. I don't understand why the bt wifi with fon hotspot, the word wifi is either spelt WiFi or Wifi, creating yet another hotspot.
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Re: BT Hotspots????

Its called evolution. Different hotspots were created at different times. BT was called GPO a long time ago, some manhole covers still say GPO.

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100 points if you spy a manhole cover marked GPO-with-FON.

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😊😊
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