Wifi at BDL

Volume 7, Issue 195; 08 Nov 2004; last modified 08 Oct 2010

Free wireless internet at BDL. Sweet.

The folks who run the Bradley Airport web site are also providing free wireless (at least in Terminal B). Thank you!

It's clearly intentional (i.e., there was a little registration procedure to go through), but it's awfully well hidden. There are no signs or anything, I only found it because my laptop scans for wifi when it boots up (and if it finds my home network, automatically connects to it).

The Bradley service doesn't have the usual “automatic redirect” of HTTP to get to the registration page. But I poked around a bit and eventually pointed my web browser at http://192.168.100.1/ and things went pretty smoothly from there.

Free bits at the airport. That's how it oughta be. (I say that because it's good public relations and because I doubt the incremental cost of providing the service is the slightest bit significant.)

One more reason to prefer Bradley.

Comments

I was at BDL picking up a friend last night... there was solid coverage in terminal A, little signs, and the web page mentions it. What they didn't have was *routing*. I found a couple of access points with login pages, but they didn't seem to have proxies set up or anything (and if I can't ssh out, "it's not net"...)

I do like BDL and MHT, they're big enough to be real but small enough to not feel industrial, and they seem to have *much* more polite security people than Boston ever does. It just would have been nice if the wifi had actually worked. It was late enough that there wasn't really anyone around to complain to, though that also meant there weren't really any other potential users either...

—Posted by Mark Eichin on 24 Nov 2007 @ 11:57 UTC #

Did you try to use the web? I seem to recall that the first web page you hit is redirected to their registration page. After that, everything is open.

—Posted by Norman Walsh on 25 Nov 2007 @ 02:37 UTC #