I believe it was also on the month of October when SM City Taytay open its wi-fi Hotspot. It was almost a year late to have this Review regarding their Free Wifi Facility but still a better information if in case you decide to open up your laptop to SM WIFI Zone.
Here are some screenshot on what to expect if you are visiting their mall and want to connect free.
Connect using the SSID SM_FREE_WIFI. wait a second and a connection is established. Wait a little more and you need to open your browser to accept this agreement in able to use their Free WIFI.
I issue a command Ipconfig to check what network are they using. It’s a Class B network with 255.255.0.0. subnet mask and Private.
I also check on net View Command to check if I can browse my fellow WIFI users and to my surprise I’m the only one on the network. It seems they are using something that prohibit you to scan the network. Great Job for the SM network administrators.
To better confirm the theory of CLutch. I run Windows 7 Full Map. Below is the screenshot of the Network Map if you connect to SM FREE WIFI.
You’re all alone. Isn’t it great. Your connection in a public network is secure the way you want it.
For the Speed test. I gave it a try and here’s the figure. It’s sunday and there are a lot of wifi users around. So I guess weekends are not a better day to visit their mall if your purpose is to use their FREE WIFI only.
For the Ping test.
For the trace route test and I do also a telnet with the FTP server and its working fine.
I got 11kbps of uploads seems working fine and fast for me.
If you are using POP server and SMTP servers with ports using 110 and 25,26 then you are good to go.
What else do you want to?
Torrents are working. I’m seeding Linux tutorials together with Knoppix and Opensuse 11.3 version.
I also try I-date online games. It’s working!!
I hope you have learned alot from this post. If you have comments and suggest please feel free to post here and I believe SM will be happy to know your concerns.
Lastly, here’s me at the SM food court.
now with mixed fruits from Hypermart. Libre lang..
ang Tingin..pero pag tikim may bayad na.
Have a great Day ahead of you!