Wifi is weird outside of home network

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    My iPad is hooking to wifi at home just fine...rarely drops. I am happy. Yesterday I had new tires put on and the Firestone guy says...sure we have wifi and it's open...go for it.

    So I went to set it and it showed I was on their network but nothing would connect. Safari or email.

    I looked at the chart ,of network into in the wifi set up and the fields were all blank...no IP addy numbers, etc

    I don't have the 3G so it need this to work when I travel next week.

    Any ideas? It also would not hook into star bucks either.
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    Dallas, I've had no trouble connecting to multiple open wifi ports (restaurants, stores, etc). I'll be staying at a hotel with wireless this weekend and do not anticipate any problems there. My office wifi has worked as well, thought that is a bit more complex due to security settings.
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    WiFi

    I know that you need to sign up with Starbucks to get 2 hours of free wi-fi each day. Here's the info on that:

    Wireless Internet | Starbucks Coffee Company

    And I am assuming that the wi-fi at Firestone didn't have protection on the network. I guess I would ask them how to connect.

    Good luck,

    SouleMan

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