Wednesday, 25 November 2020

How to connect to Starbucks free wifi in Singapore

This is a brief guide to give you a view of how to connect to Starbucks free wifi in Singapore.

This is aimed at giving you a good sense of what to expect and how the process of connecting to the wifi works.

How to connect to Starbucks free wifi in Singapore

This is my walkthrough following the steps that I took to connect to the Starbucks wifi. 

Please do note that at the time of writing, the Starbucks outlet that I tested this at was using MyRepublic to enable wifi for their Starbucks outlet. This may change, as I have seen some outlets use M1 before and that uses a different process.

Step 1 - Select Starbucks free wifi

Select Starbucks free wifi within the wifi settings on your device.

 

Step 2 - Select Continue to connect to wifi

You should get a message "Welcome to Starbucks! We are delighted to offer free Wi-Fi to all of our customers." 
 
Select Continue

Step 3 - Log into the wifi with one of the options presented

You will be asked to log in to be able to access the wifi. 

Select your preferred log in method. You can:

  • Log in with Facebook
  • Log in with Twitter
  • Log in with Email

I would recommend using email as you do not need to create a password.



Step 4 - Fill in the form to log into the wifi

Fill in your relevant details into the form to allow you to log into the wifi.

Step 5 - Read and accept terms and conditions

Read and accept the terms and conditions of the wifi service offered.

Step 6 - Wait for the wifi to connect

Wait for the wifi to connect. 

Once it connects you should be presented with the starbucks.com website. 


 

Step 7 - Enjoy your free wifi at Starbucks!

You should be connected now. Enjoy your free wifi at Starbucks!

I hope that gives you a good sense of how it works. Enjoy your coffee/ tea and wifi!

 

Thursday, 12 November 2020

How to set up [email protected] on your Mac computer

 This is a brief guide on how to set up [email protected] SGx wifi on your Mac computer.

If you are wondering, [email protected] is a service offered by IMDA's network of providers set up to give people in Singapore easy access to wifi. 

In order to access this network, you will need to download an app onto your device once set up it will allow you to automatically connect to the [email protected] wifi network.

Please do note that [email protected] no longer authenticates you using your mobile sim card. As I tested this with my Singtel mobile sim card and it no longer works. So I need to download the mobile app from IMDA for it to work. 

Prerequisites

  • Access to the internet (you can consider creating a temporary wifi hotspot with your mobile if you are not in wifi)
  • Mac 

How to set up [email protected] on your Mac computer

Step 1 - Download [email protected] from the Apple App Store

Search and download the [email protected] from the Apple App Store.


Step 2 - Launch [email protected] app

Open and launch [email protected] app on your Mac.

Step 3 - Set up [email protected] profile

Set up [email protected] profile by clicking on Setup.

Fill in your details to confirm your identity for IMDA to validate on their system. 

At the moment, you will need to make sure you are connected to the internet to be able to set this up.  So please make sure you are connected to the internet. 

Else you will receive an error "Error: An error has occured. Sorry there was a network error. Please check your connection and try again later. ". 



Step 3 - Validate your identity with the One-time password (OTP)

Validate your identity with the One-time password (OTP).


Step 4 - Install the [email protected] profile onto your MacStep 3 - Validate your identity with the One-time password (OTP)

Click Next

It will then open up your web browser and download your profile to your Mac.

When prompted and you are comfortable. Click  Install [email protected] profile onto your Mac.





Step 4 - Install the [email protected] profile onto your MacStep 3 - Validate your identity with the One-time password (OTP)

Confirm that the [email protected] profile is Verified (in green) and operational. 

Step 4 - You will now be able to scan for your nearest [email protected] wifi access points 

You will now be able to scan for your nearest [email protected] wifi access points. You will need to be near a [email protected] point to have access to the internet and it should automatically connect, depending on your Mac settings. 

Step 4 - You are online now! 

Select your [email protected] point and you're online!