Re: Hotspot 2.0
said by Darknessfall: Cable labs was part of the hotspot 2 working group along with ruckuss and Wireless Broadband Alliance.
We need hotspot 2.0 implemented on these hotspots.
So you'd think it might be in the works, but if on the radar it should be important enough to do FIRST, before accounts get hijacked
Re: Poor signal
said by IPPlanMan:Some are gateways(TG852/TG862).
The signal for these hotspots is terrible in DC.
If I am able to connect, it's slow as hell. What kind of backhaul is running to these? T-1's?
Re: I have 3 letters You still need to
Before you can connect via VPN.
Re: I have 3 letters ^ This
Two Factor Authentication Would Help Actually...this is the sort of problem that two-factor authentication would help with IMMENSELY.
Step 1: Disable the auto re-authentication (and time it out after say 2 hours), that way every time you connect to one of these AT&T/Comcast hotspots you get the login page.
Step 2: Have customers call AT&T and Comcast (or go online) and set up their secret "codeword" (not a password, doesn't have to be secure, can be something like your favorite food or whatever, as long as it's not part of your billing information, like first name, street, city, state, etc.), as well as a cell phone number which you can be reached at for texts or voice calls.
Step 3: Whenever you connect to the hotspot, the login page pops up and says "enter your AT&T/Comcast UserId and we will text/phone you your secret codeword as well as a 10 digit number, make sure that the secret codeword matches the one that you set up with us , and that the 10 digit number matches the one on the next screen, and then login with your password. If the codeword and number don't match, then disconnect from the hotspot and call the AT&T/Comcast number on your bill as soon as possible to report a possible forgery."