If you’re a Shaw internet customer you get access to free wifi. This you may already know. However, it can be a problem always having to enter your login information to connect because first, who has time, and secondly, who remembers their Shaw login information!
As a result, as you unassumingly enter a wifi zone, your phone’s data sensors (technical reference) seize up trying to connect to wifi while you’re busy looking up how many calories are in a Venti Pumpkin Spice Latte with an extra shot of spicy pumpkin or what 90s pop band your family is or why your left knee wears your pants out faster than any other part of your legs.
In a fit of impatience, you turn off wifi and forget to turn it back on for three days. As result, your phone bill suffers severe financial consequences and you are forced to re-mortgage your iphone to pay for it. It’s a vicious cycle, my friends, but there is help for you and I am here to share it with you. Follow these simple steps to never login again.
Step 1 – Find your Shaw username and password
Consult your personal archivist, plead with Shaw support after a lengthly wait, or guess correctly from your favourite passwords. Login to Customer Centre.
Step 2 – Navigate to Internet –> Shaw Go Wifi
Step 3 – Find your Mac Address
A mac address (media access control) is a universal identification number for your phone’s network adapter. It’s like a VIN number for a car in that every one is unique and every device that accesses the internet has one. Don’t be confused by the name – you don’t need a mac or an apple phone to have a mac address. This number identifies your phone and Shaw remembers it to allow your phone wifi access automatically.
Here’s how to find your mac address on an Android phone:
- On the Home screen, tap the Menu button and go to Settings.
- Tap About Phone.
- Tap Status.
- Scroll down to see your WiFi MAC address.
Here’s how to find your mac address on an iPhone:
- From the home screen, tap Settings.
- Tap General.
- Tap About.
- Wi-Fi Address is your mac address
To find your mac address on a laptop, follow these instructions. Keep in mind, Never share your mac address, it should be kept secret. Bad people can pretend they are your phone if they get their hands on it.
Step 4 – Enter Mac Address on the Shaw website
Depending on your Shaw plan, you receive a number of assigned devices you can connect.
Now, you’re in business! Anytime you enter a Shaw wifi zone, you will have instant access! Good luck and happy interneting!