Boingo announced that it will provide free Wi-Fi access to iPhone owners through 13 North American airports (Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport, Nashville International Airport, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport, LaGuardia Airport, Midway International Airport, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Will Rogers World Airport, O’Hare International Airport, Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, and Toronto Pearson International Airpor) during the month of August. To take advantage of the free service, iPhone users just have to latch onto the “concourse” SSID with an an iPhone.
But it’s not fair that it is limited to just iPhone users. Here is how you can change your browsers User Agent, on your laptop to enjoy free wireless access as well.
First you have to trick the website that you are visiting that you are actually an iPhone. To do that you need to modify your browsers ‘User Agent.’ If you use FireFox download User Agent Switcher (UAS) to start the process.
Then you need to alter the UAS settings (Tools – User Agent Switcher – Options – Options – User Agents – Add) to the following:
Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420+ (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/1A543a Safari/419.3
(Make sure all of that is on one line)
Simple as that! Now you should be able to access free WiFi internet.