Free Airport WI-FI

Free wifi at airport

I ran across this on Reddit.  I looked at some of the 300+ comments and they talk like it works.   Speculation is that the airports allow the jpgs because the welcome screens are jpgs.  So if anyone traveling wants to type in http://bitsandpieces.us?.jpg at an airport that doesn’t have free WI-FI and let us know if it works, that’d be great!.

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4 comments to Free Airport WI-FI

  • ObservrStL

    A question mark at the end of a URL indicates that a parameter is being passed to the page that’s going to be loaded. Here a page called PrintLineup.aspx is expecting to get a parameter called Week with a value of 3

    www . someplace . com / PrintLineup.aspx?Week=3

    No clue how pretending to pass a value to a URL would impact security on a WiFi.

    • ObservrStL

      If I was in an airport, I’d give it a try

      I found this on Life Hack indicating the same thing. It offers the hint that traffic passing a .jpg isn’t redirected to the WiFi sales page. It seems that clicking a link on a page opened this way, would cause the redirect to kick in again, unless the last parameter it passes is a jpg file name.

      http://lifehacker.com/5040118/get-free-airport-wi+fi-with-a-simple-url-hack

      The author mentions a script he uses that appends ?.jpg to the urls in a document, but again, messing with that passed parameter format can have unforseen results ( like screwing up the page load event that’s coded for a legitemate parameter ). It’s worth a try.

  • Action

    Jonco,
    The link in your post, you left the dot out that goes between the ? and the jpg.

 
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