A WIFI allows you to connect to the internet at high speeds, much like the manner in which cordless phone handsets works. As long as you’re in a range of a base station, your computer can connect wirelessly to the internet whenever you travel into a hotspot location.

If you have a laptop or PDA you need only a wireless card to connect  to the network at any Spotngo hotspot .

Connecting to the Spotngo wireless network is simple:

  • Turn on your computer within a range of a nearby Spotngo hotspot, and plug in your wireless card (if applicable).

  • Open the connection manager for the wireless device and connect to the signal identified as “Spotngo” (SSID: Spotngo)

  • Open your web browser and follow the simple instructions to connect.

  • Enter the username and password from the prepaid scratch card.

  • Once you’re connected you’re free to use your web browser, instant messenger email and other internet applications. If you’re experiencing difficulties while connecting please contact Spotngo technical support for assistance. support@spotngo.ca

    Once connected to Spotngo access point, the following login screen will appear:

         

    If you’re using Windows XP or Windows 2000 built-in connection manager and experiencing difficulty connecting you can manually adjust the settings

    Windows XP: Windows XP makes things easy with built-in wireless compatibility. Typically, no extra configuration is necessary. If you are using Windows connection manager, follow the steps below to double-check your settings.

    Wireless Network Settings:

  • 1. Click Start, then Control Panel. In the Control Panel, click Network and Internet Connections. On the following screen, click Network Connections.

  • 2. Right-click your Wireless connection icon and click on Properties.

  • 3. Click on the Wireless Networks tab. Be sure that there is a checkmark on the option to Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings.

  • 4. With Spotngo selected in the list of Available networks, click on the Configure button. The Network name (SSID) needs to be set to "spotngo" and Wireless network key (WEP) should be disabled.

  • 5. Click on the Authentication tab. All settings should be entirely disabled.

  • Wireless Card Settings:

  • 1. Click OK to return to the main Properties Screen.

  • 2. Select the General tab and then click the Configure button.

  • 3. Click the Advanced tab.  For the following three Properties, select the following Values:

  • a. Encryption = Disabled

    b. Network Type = Infrastructure

    c. SSID = spotngo

    4. Click OK and then OK again.

    IMPORTANT: After making changes, you may need to remove and reinsert your Wireless Card or reboot.

    Windows 2000: Windows 2000 also works very well with wireless networks.

    Wireless Card Settings:

  • 1. Click Start, then Settings, then Network and Dial-up Connections

  • 2. Right-click your Wireless connection icon and click on Properties.

  • 3. On the General tab, click the Configure button.

  • 4. Click the Advanced tab.  For the following three Properties, select the following Values:

  • a. Encryption = Disabled

    b. Network Type = Infrastructure

    c. SSID = spotngo

    5. Click OK and then OK again.

    6. After making changes, you may need to remove and reinsert your Laptop's Wireless Card or reboot.

    Third Party connection manager:

    For third party connection managers such as those provided with your network card, please follow the instructions in the connection manager.

     

     

    Connection Instructions

     

     

     
     
    Upon successful login the following popup window will appear:
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