Free wi-fi on Chicago Avenue

West Town Service Area SSA 29 has launched free wireless Web access on Chicago Avenue between Armour (1500 W.) and Throop (1300 W.).

    Configuration details from the West Town Chamber of Commerce website:

  • The SSID should be set to "chifi" (it may be followed by a number, such as "chifi1" or "chifi2").

  • A DHCP address will be allocated automatically.").

  • The 'wireless encryption privacy ' WEP' option should be set to "off.").

  • The network type option should be set to "infrastructure" not "ad hoc" (peer-to-peer).

  • You can now open a web browser. You may be directed to a registration page; follow the instructions to set up a free account. The system will allow you to connect long enough to register and then check an online email account (such as gmail.com, or yahoo.com) so you can retrieve your password. Once you log in with your name and password, it's likely you won't need to enter a name/password if you tell your browser to save the name and password for the login page.

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