"On Demand"? Well, I'm DEMANDING already!
July 27, 2009 6:27 AM Subscribe
Shouldn't I be able to get "on-demand" wireless networks to WORK on my computer? Why can't I?
posted by EmpressCallipygos to Computers & Internet (9 answers total)
After another frustrating train trip during which I was unable to get online, I need an explanation.
When I'm looking for a computer network to log onto on my laptop, I usually see three different kinds of signals -- "secured" and "unsecured" I understand. But then there is a third type, called "On Demand". My wireless manager is often able to connect TO whatever "on Demand" signal I select, but then when I try to open Outlook or a web browser, it doesn't work, and the troubleshooting for my web browser tells me it cannot see the very "on Demand" signal that my wireless manager tells me I am connected to. (Fortunately, at least this time, I know that I'm not the only one with the problem -- I asked a couple guys on the train who were also trying to log on, and they were having the same problem.)
What in the name of hell is behind all this? Why is one program telling me I'm connected when another one is not? Doesn't "On Demand" imply that it is a functioning signal which works when people need it? What's really going on here?