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Cast Your Vote for the Best Wi-Fi Login Method

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Posted by Lisa Hattery on Nov 8, 2016 9:21:31 AM

Happy Election Day! Americans: we urge you to make sure you make your voice is heard: find your closest polling place here.

In the spirit of democracy, we'd like to poll our readers on their preferred method to login to a public Wi-Fi network. There are numerous ways to login, or authenticate, guests onto a network at hotels, retail stores, and other venues. We call that the Authentication Spectrum. From a user perspective, the primary ways to login are:

  • Access code: obtain a password or code from onsite staff and enter each time you login
  • Short formuse predetermined credentials to login, like last name and room number at a hotel
  • Emailexchange your email address in return for free or enhanced Wi-Fi service
  • Social loginuse an existing social profile to gain access, i.e. Facebook or Twitter 
  • Automaticjust login once and then be automatically remembered every time you return

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