What to do when a business hotel doesn't have a WiFi network?

That's the question that I'm facing this morning. I'm in Wingate by Wyndam facility in Atlanta, GA, this morning.

That's the question that I'm facing this morning. I'm in Wingate by Wyndam facility in Atlanta, GA, this morning. I'm presenting the findings of a research project to a KG client in a few hours. When I came down to the breakfast room and asked the desk agent what magic needed to be done to connect to the WiFi network, I was stunned to hear her say that the Wingate only had wired internet access in the business office and in the rooms upstairs. Since I always check about the availability of WiFi before reserving a room, I was really surprised to hear this.

If I was using a wireless phone that allowed Internet connection sharing, I could simply go to work using my Smartphone's access to my service provider's network.  Oh wait!  I can't do that. I have a iPhone and AT&T and they have carefully restricted access to such a service.  I used to be able to do that with my Treo and with my HTC Advantage.  Hmmm. What to do.

Any suggestions?

8:07 AM edit

I spoke with the hotel manager. I guess I was wrong. There was a WiFi network. It just wasn't visible for the 30 minutes I futzed with it while sipping my morning coffee. When it became visible once again (I guess it was on a coffee break too), I couldn't connect with my MacBook Pro.  Their login procedure didn't like Safari or FireFox.

I'm thankful that I can still get to the network using my Smartphone.

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