OS/2, eComStation, and ArcaOS with Wireless LAN Monitor


1. Verify that your radio is enabled.

Right-click the Wireless LAN Monitor icon, and select Enable Radio.

2. Detect the SSID of the Hautspot network.

Right-click the Wireless LAN Monitor icon, and select Public hotspot | connect to hotspot. The radio should automatically detect the Hautspot network's SSID. Look for something similar to the local venue's name, or ask an attendant if unsure. To verify, fly the mouse over the Wireless LAN Monitor icon.

3. Configure your TCP/IP interface.

If not already configured by this point, right-click the Wireless LAN Monitor icon, and select TCP/IP interface | (re)configure. You should have signal strength showing in the Wireless LAN Monitor icon, and you will have a valid IP address.

4. Open your web browser.

Open a browser window. If you normally have a blank window (i.e., no homepage or other initial remote page), select any website. You will automatically be directed to the Hautspot portal.

5. Log in.

If you already have a Hautspot (or partner network) account, simply enter your username and password and click Login. If not, click the sign up button on the portal page (if available) and complete the necessary fields to create an account, and click Request Account, purchase a plan from the available button, or request a pre-authorized code from the venue. Remember that by logging into a Hautspot network, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to our terms of acceptable use (viewable from the portal page).

6. Play!

Once you have completed the login process, feel free to browse the web, download files, transfer email...whatever you like. For secure transactions, however, you should consider using a VPN connection to your office.

7. Log off.

First disconnect any VPN connections you may have established. Next, simply close any other internet-connected applications you may have open, including your web browser. Goodbye!

+ - Wireless LAN Monitor is freeware, and is available from OS/2 Netlabs and included with ArcaOS 5.x and eComStation 2.x.