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BT Wifi-X What is it?

redsetter
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Registered: ‎12-05-2013

BT Wifi-X What is it?

I have scanned my ps3 wi-fi after a reset ,and noticed a new router/hub nearby named BT Wifi-X, it was shaded out in the list as not supported.
Can anyone explain a little more about this service?, and if plusnet have any plans to introduce this?.
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Re: BT Wifi-X What is it?

It's just the BT WiFi hotspots from nearby BT Home Hubs. At some point in time, it must have been updated to have better security (IEEE 802.1X authentication). That means the wireless traffic is encrypted, rather than using unencrypted wireless where the traffic could be viewed by anyone in the vicinity.
pwatson
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Re: BT Wifi-X What is it?

It's part of the BT Broadband Free Wifi service - the BT Wifi-X SSID allows devices to auto connect without the user having to login via a landing page.  The IOS and Android BT Wifi apps support this apparently, as will a Win 8.1 app in time.
http://www.btplc.com/news/articles/showarticle.cfm?articleid=%7B2b5f7e38-2551-47d6-9d01-21f44cb25d26...
http://www.productsandservices.bt.com/products/broadband/free-wifi