Having had some problems using the Four Friends network this morning, I decided to have a go with one of the areas being used to trial the service of a possible Grand Rapids Citywide WiFi vendor. Since I was close to the 60 Monroe Centre location for FreedomNet’s service that was my first port of call.
The range was good (I discovered I could actually detect the network from outside Four Friends), but unfortunately I wasn’t able to use the service. My laptop picked up the network and (after quite a while) directed me to the FreedomNet homepage to log in, but on trying to log in I was presented with the message:
Your MAC address is undefined. Problem with the gateway?
Since the problem persisted for several minutes, I gave up. Hopefully future attempts will be more successful.