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This last weekend I was travelling and needed to get onto my hotel’s wifi to get some work done. Many hotels and other public wireless access points require that you not only connect to their network, but then open a browser and agree to their terms and conditions or type in a username or password. They typically will do this by intercepting the first web page request your browser makes (usually to your browser home page) and instead sending you to the page where you have to click “Agree” to something. The problem? More and more, the hotel’s wifi system cannot send you the to the hotspot portal page to agree to their terms. So how do you get around that and get online?
We are hearing multiple reports of internet connectivity issues in the area from multiple Internet Service Providers. We are looking into it, so far haven't gotten a definitive answer as to the cause.
We're contacting area ISPs and are working to get more details. We will post more updates on our blog (http://weston-tech.com/blog) as we get them.
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Update at 3:30PM: Internet appears to be back and functional for the area. Reports are an upstream provider in Seattle (which much of the area's Internet traffic goes through) was having issues that have now been resolved.
While we recommended holding off on Windows 10 when it was first released, we know that it’s starting to show up in more environments and being put into production at more companies. As long as you’ve verified compatibility with all your apps and peripherals, Windows 10 will work fine, but there is one thing you might want to turn off: Windows 10’s “patch the world” feature.
There are certainly benefits to be had by allowing employees to work remotely. Weston, for example, has folks working in Bend, Anchorage, Spokane, Portland and Eugene, and we work together as one team. If you’re considering allowing folks to work remotely, you’ll want to make sure a few things are ready to go.
While there shouldn’t be any visible changes to our Web site, you may notice a few changes if you try to contact us or log into our support portal from our Web site. We had been using a software product on our Web site that allowed you to log into our Web site and then you could click-through to our support portal seamlessly. However, that process didn’t always work as perfectly or as easily as we would have liked, making it so our valued clients couldn’t get the information they needed as quickly as we would have liked. So we’ve made a few changes.