Free Wi-Fi @ McDonald’s

Your favorite McDonald's meal now comes with complimentary Wi-Fi. Get some work done, check email, connect with friends...for free!

With free Wi-Fi at more than 11,500 participating restaurants, customers can access the Internet using their laptops or PDAs at no charge. So grab a McCafé Latte and log’s on us! Just one more thing to love about McDonald's.

Find a McDonald’s Wi-Fi Hotspot:

How do I connect?

You need a Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) enabled device. Most newer laptops have built-in Wi-Fi capabilities. Older versions may require a separate Wi-Fi card, which you can purchase at most larger electronics retailers. Any chip or card that has been certified for compliance with the Wi-Fi wireless LAN standard (IEE 802.11b) can be used. More and more PDAs and even cell phones are now Wi-Fi enabled. A manufacturer or service provider can help you identify these devices.

Connecting is simple: When in the McDonald’s restaurant, just turn on your computer (or PDA), select “Wayport_Access” from the available wireless networks and open the Internet browser. You will be pointed to the McDonald’s splash page where you can select the CONNECT button.

Will my company’s VPN work with McDonald’s Wi-Fi?

Most Virtual Private Network (VPN) software running on a notebook computer that is configured for DHCP is compatible with AT&T Wireless' network. If your company allows remote access into the corporate network, then you may connect. If your company has a VPN, you should be able to run your VPN or secure tunneling client software over your AT&T Wireless connection. AT&T Wireless provides fully routable/public IP addresses so that VPN connections should be seamless. AT&T Wireless does not block any ports except incoming port 80 and port 139, the netbios port (VPNs do not use these ports). AT&T Wireless' network will support any VPN technology, which is Internet Protocol Version 4 (Ipv4) compliant (this information can be obtained from the user’s IT department). Most VPNs will meet this requirement.

How fast is AT&T Wireless' Wi-Fi service at McDonald’s?

AT&T Wireless' high-speed Internet access is up to 50 times faster than standard dial-up service. Data-transfer rates are up to 11 Mbps for wireless access, however, they also depend upon on the underlying transport rate.

Does AT&T Wireless use WEP encryption for its wireless network?

AT&T Wireless does not enable WEP (Wired Equivalency Protection) on any of the wireless equipment used in their networks. Therefore, no special keys are required to use AT&T Wireless' wireless Internet access. WEP encryption is not yet practical for a public access network, due in part to the absence of a standardized method for relaying encryption keys between different manufacturers' equipment. The AT&T Wireless system supports secure Virtual Private Network (VPN) access for optimum security. AT&T Wireless also encourages its users to observe standard security practices, such as ensuring that computer hard drives are not shared.

What if I have problems connecting?

For Technical Support, please call 1-877-MCD-WIFI (1-877-623-9434) or visit the AT&T Wireless website.