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    When I bought the iSpot I knew it's intended and coded for Apple products solely, and as
    such I would still have to lug my Sony Vaio down to the Starbucks or the like to use their wifi. I considered hacking the iSpot and actually checked a few websites to see if it
    was viable, as people have said it's an 'easy' modification. Unfortunately my tech savvy
    is woefully inadequate to the task. Imagine my surprise when I fired up the Sony yesterday for something and saw that it was asking to be connected to the iSpot. I did,
    it was, and i'm now enjoying my laptop having really good speed and performance on the
    iSpot's dime. Not smart enough to be satisfied with that, I checked it with my Playstation
    3, and the same thing happened (immediate connectivity). Is this a fluke or am I just
    lucky, or perhaps both. Happy Camper here, fer shure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeaRat View Post
    Is this a fluke or am I just
    lucky, or perhaps both. Happy Camper here, fer shure.
    Huh, I've never even tried it with my laptop. I'll give it a shot and let you know!
    You had your entire life to prepare for today.

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    ^ sweet!! I'm gonna try it on the other devices I own; Xbox, Wii, iMac, ect. And post my results (crossing fingers!)

    If this works w/o any tinkering, I'll be doubly happy with my iSpot!
    iPad wifi + 3G w/Clear 4G iSpot
    iPad 2 wifi black w/Tan Smart Cover
    Next up.. iPhone 5!

    Mac user.

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    Quote Originally Posted by epb View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SeaRat View Post
    Is this a fluke or am I just
    lucky, or perhaps both. Happy Camper here, fer shure.
    Huh, I've never even tried it with my laptop. I'll give it a shot and let you know!
    Well I'll be! My ASUS laptop hooked right up and started streaming Netflix, as did my old Thinkpad.
    Last edited by epb; 01-07-2011 at 04:01 PM.
    You had your entire life to prepare for today.

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    Pretty nice, hey? I would hope these posts don't cause a ruckus down at Clear and cost
    us our newly found boons. Are we even Zune? lol

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    Pardon me, Xune.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeaRat View Post
    Pretty nice, hey? I would hope these posts don't cause a ruckus down at Clear and cost
    us our newly found boons. Are we even Zune? lol
    My first thought was that Clear themselves were responsible. If you browse their forums, you'll find that the iSpot was something of a failure for them. The iSpot differs from their Spot in that it filters out non-Apple MAC addresses, but it had a huge problem - the device rejects a lot of actual Apple devices. They might have just disabled MAC filtering as a fix before they dumped all of them.
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    A thought occurs; when I first got my iSpot it linked to my iPad immediately, but upon
    turning it off and back on later it would not connect. On my second call to Clear's tech
    line I got a level 2 tech guy who had me do a hard reboot, i.e. holding the On/off switch
    'til the thing squeaked (figuratively) and then trying again, at which point all became as
    it should be. Do you think that possibly this procedure had the effect of 'clearing' (sorry)
    the MAC filtering in the factory set-up? Also, I'm LIKING this thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeaRat View Post
    A thought occurs; when I first got my iSpot it linked to my iPad immediately, but upon
    turning it off and back on later it would not connect. On my second call to Clear's tech
    line I got a level 2 tech guy who had me do a hard reboot, i.e. holding the On/off switch
    'til the thing squeaked (figuratively) and then trying again, at which point all became as
    it should be. Do you think that possibly this procedure had the effect of 'clearing' (sorry)
    the MAC filtering in the factory set-up? Also, I'm LIKING this thing.
    I don't know, but your problem is the exact symptom everyone has with the MAC filteirng problem: it works out of the box and stops working after the first re-boot. I'd have been able to test this since I had no problem with MAC filtering (my MAC is listed on Clear's forum as one of the working prefixes) but I did the hard reset as well, to wipe a WPA2 password I set and forgot.

    I do like the device - it's so much better than 3G and the ability to share the connection is handy. At a meeting on Thursday I used it to remote into my desktop at home and, unbeknownst to me, several people had gone online. When the meeting was over and I turned it off, there were several startled "Hey!"s
    You had your entire life to prepare for today.


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