I would like to be able to use the Virgin wifi hotspot on my laptop when I'm away from home which surely is quite reasonable (?) and I thought that H4MZ4's post might do the trick (thanks for your post H4MZ4!)
However, when I look at available networks via the standard WiFi button it shows my home and guest networks plus other stored connections (e.g.: those at my son and daughter's houses) along with the hotspot "Virgin Media" which is shown as secured - but there are no sign in options available. If I click on it, it simply tries to connect then displays a message "Cannot connect to this network". There is no option to "forget" it nor delete it.
If anyone has any ideas I really would be grateful!
If you're on a Mac (if you're using a Windows laptop ignore this) you can delete the saved network by unlocking Network preferences and click Advanced, highlight the 'Virgin Media' in the saved networks you have joined and remove it by clicking - under the box.
You may also need to remove incorrect saved password via your Keychain.
That's great and shows connected. However I get no internet on my browser or mail activity. Are you able to provide the settings in Network Preferences that might help enable this? - I don't seem to be able to populate the tcp/ip fields by renewing the lease etc.
I've had similar difficulties to some other posters.
An Android phone works fine on SSID "Virgin Media".
Based on the information in an earlier post (thanks!) it's possible to tell a linux laptop to join the network. It's offered but not actually given a DHCP address (the server never replies with ACK). Perhaps that's the same problems others are having? Any suggestions, anyone?
Any solutions to this? Getting a phone on the free wifi is useful, somewhat. But a laptop is where all your work is and things. How can I sit at the pub and connect to the Virgin Media free wifi that I am entitled to use as part of being a Virgin media customer on a Windows PC?