Visitors : Getting connected
It is very easy to connect to our mesh. There are really only three steps :
- Check that your laptop is capable of connecting (most modern ones are)
- Look for the signal and connect to the network
- Phone up one of a number of local numbers to purchase a user name and password
How much will it cost
Our current rates for visitor temporary access are :
- 1 day : £3
- 3 day : £5
- 7 day : £10
What Do I need
You will need a laptop and Wi-Fi adapter (unless of course you have lugged your home computer and 23“ screen on holiday with you - in which case you are still welcome to connect, but don't ask us to carry it back up the hill for you !).
Almost every new laptop sold in recent years has Wi-Fi already built-in, Windows and Macs alike. If you have one of these machines, you can skip to the next section. On laptops running XP or Vista, look for a Centrino logo on the case, or a reference to Wi-Fi 802.11b or g in your laptop specifications or you can check to see if you have built-in Wi-Fi by opening the Network Connections Control Panel,
Making the Wi-Fi ConnectionOnce the wireless network adapter is enabled you can connect to the RHBMesh network. In Windows XP If you have followed the steps above then under "Network Tasks" where it says "View available wireless networks". If, on the other-hand you have skipped to here and that screen is not showing, then locate the wireless network icon in the system tray and right click on this, then choose "View Available Wireless Networks". This will bring up a list of Wi-Fi access points in the area. Look for the SSID of our "RHBMesh".
After you've selected "RHBMesh", click the Connect button, and the word "Connected" should appear in the above window. Close this window. You can check your connection at any time by double-clicking on the system tray icon, which brings up the Wireless Network Connection Status box. Here you'll see signal strength, throughput rate, the network SSID you are connected to, and so on. On the Mac, all this is much easier, just select the SSID from the AirPort menu and that's all there is too it.