WiFi service is now free at McDonald’s. I visited my local McDonald’s just to see how easy it was to use. I was pretty impressed. Here is what I found.
- No Login Required
- Required Acceptance of terms of service & acceptable use.
NOTE: This was much easier than the double login required at Starbucks
- Visited all the sites I normally use without issues
- Visited mrwes.net, Yeah McDonald’s, no gateway or firewall issues.
NOTE: Starbucks, had some weird issues with my website. I’m already “Lovin’ McDonald’s”
- Had access to video channels
- Embedded YouTube videos (No problems)
- YouTube.com (No problems)
- Revision3.com/tekzilla (No problems)
- Geekbrief.tv (No problems)
NOTE: Some videos performed better in lower resolution
- There music was a little more geared towards teenagers
- A few more teenagers introduces more noise
NOTE: Bring headphones to cancel out the extra noise from the crowd and house music.
- McDonald’s Mocha was pretty good
Regarding Electrical Outlets:
- Starbucks wins on available outlets
- Starbucks are designed to accomodate people staying awhile.
Regarding WiFi cost:
- No Charges