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NSquirrel
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BTWifi Opt-In/ Out

Using my iPad to access BT Wifi away from home I noticed that some BT wifi hotspots have padlocks, and some do not. The ones with padlock asked for login info (username or password, I forget which -and I did not try to access as I understand that Wifi app does this automatically.)

 

Am I correct in thinking that the padlocked BT wifi hotspots have opted out of providing general access to BT wifi and that I therefore should only be able to access those without a padlock? (If so, this suggests that someone could easily spoof a BT hotspot by making their wifi look as though it is a BT hotspot and then woe betide anyone accessing any personal/ banking info....)

 

TIA, Nick

 

(Apologies if this has been answered many times before, although I have tried to locate the answer.)

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Distinguished Sage
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Re: BTWifi Opt-In/ Out

any customer who has 'opted out' will not show a BTWIFI connection

 

using your primary btinternet address/BTID should enable you to login to BTWIFI or BTWIFI-X



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Re: BTWifi Opt-In/ Out

The padlock indicates that the connection is encrypted.  The standard BT WiFi isn't encrypted, but they have now rolled out a new encrypted system as well.

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NSquirrel
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Re: BTWifi Opt-In/ Out

Thank you both for your answers.

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Re: BTWifi Opt-In/ Out

Further to my reply above, I now understand a bit more about BT Wifi as there seems to be little in the way of explanation about -or, if available, I did not find. Hence I am posting the following hopefully to help others.

 

1. To access BTWifi-X you need a profile/certificate, which on the iPad is gained by using the 'Install Connection Profile' in the BT Wifi App.

 

2. Access to BTWiFi-with-FON takes log in or user info from the iPad app.

 

3. Whereas I thought that the local BTWifi-X signal belonged to a neighbour, it in fact eminates from my Homehub4.

 

4. My Homehub 4 seems to produce 3 wifi access methods. My personal means of access, which I named to suit me along the lines of BTHub4; a BTWifi-X access and a BTWifi-with-FON access. (All 3 vanished when I turned off my HH4.)

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Re: BTWifi Opt-In/ Out

Correct on all statements.

 

 

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