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Archive for July 7th, 2011

Nice error message with helpful explanation: KPN HotSpots is not available at this moment

Posted by jpluimers on 2011/07/07

When staying in hotels or holiday parcs, the error messages you get usuaully are terrible.

Not so with KPN Hotspots (which I can access as part of my xs4all ADSL subscription).

Recently I had the pleasure to be at one of the Center Parcs, and most of the Dutch ones have KPN WiFi hotspots.

When you cannot get on-line, at least you get a decent error message that shows you the steps to work around.

I had two outages that week; this is how I solved them:

  1. Rather than restarting my primary browser, I started a different one (I have Chrome, FireFox, Opera and Internet Explorer) and logged on to KPN HotSpots successfully.
    After that, my primary browser would work.
  2. The second one Disconnected the WiFi adapter for 10 minutes, reconnected, then logged on successfully to KPN HotSpots.

One tiny thing: when you have multiple WiFi devices with you (laptop + iPad for instance), only one can login to KPN Hotspots at a time.

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