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DS Wifi question

GunstarGunstar Registered User regular
edited March 2008 in Games and Technology
Can you use the DS wifi in places like starbucks and panera that offer free wifi? I want to play against my friends but my internet here is way too unreliable (thanks comcast). I get DCd after a few minutes and I want to make my purchase of Pokemon DS and AW: DOR worth it.

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  • amateurhouramateurhour One day I'll be professionalhour The woods somewhere in TennesseeRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Gunstar wrote: »
    Can you use the DS wifi in places like starbucks and panera that offer free wifi? I want to play against my friends but my internet here is way too unreliable (thanks comcast). I get DCd after a few minutes and I want to make my purchase of Pokemon DS and AW: DOR worth it.

    It depends on the type of encryption they use, but generally, yes, you can.

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  • GunstarGunstar Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Gunstar wrote: »
    Can you use the DS wifi in places like starbucks and panera that offer free wifi? I want to play against my friends but my internet here is way too unreliable (thanks comcast). I get DCd after a few minutes and I want to make my purchase of Pokemon DS and AW: DOR worth it.

    It depends on the type of encryption they use, but generally, yes, you can.

    yeah, i know i can't use it at my university.

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  • BTPBTP Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
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  • RonenRonen Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    The problem with the free Wifi in a place like Panera is that you have to go through a splash screen before you can get online. Since you can't get to that splash screen from within a game, I don't think it would work.

    Same goes for a T-mobile Hotspot within Starbucks, even if you're a paying member.

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  • GunstarGunstar Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    BTP wrote: »

    this helped, there's 2 places i frequent on that list so i'll try when i'm there

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