Wireless LANs Video Series

Episode 23, Segment 1 of 6

McWireless: Wireless Internet Access at McDonald's

On May 22nd, 2006, some of the staff of AskMisterWizard.com packed up for a road trip.

We were headed to the local McDonald's for supper, and we decided to bring our cameras and computers along so we could check out the wireless Internet - ("Wi-Fi") - access that McDonald has been advertising. It is interesting to note that our McDonald's displayed absolutely no indication that they were offering wireless 802.11b or 802.11g service.

After entering the restaurant,, claiming an empty table, and consuming as many calories as we could easily digest, we fired up our trusty HP laptop computer with Microsoft's - "Windows XP" - operating system, allowing it to bootstrap in the usual manner.

Episode 23, Segment 2 of 6