For the past two weeks I have had a fair few services where the Wifi just hasn't been working (as in it's not even present despite the stickers).
Is there a reason for this?
Hi, we are currently upgrading the onboard Wi-Fi on our class 444 and 450 trains, during this time some trains may enter service without Wi-Fi. The project is expected to last until mid-April. Sorry for the inconvenience caused.
I have used some of the newly upgraded Wifi, and connection seems better (along with speed.
I note that when you get a train with the "movies" wifi, just getting online has been made really obscure. The implication is you have to go to the movie service only.
Second think, why is SWR obsessed with collecting e-mail addresses? Most of us just put rubbish in there anyway. If it was collected once per device it might make sense, but we have to put it in on every train, every day. The data can't be of any use at all.
MarkS. This has also been my experience. For the last few months I have not been able to join the SWR WiFi. I seem to be able to join the entertainment site, but nothing happens thereafter, it is as though the whole system stalls. For several years, up until about February this year the WiFi was good, and I had many productive hours on SW trains. Any insights that anyone can give would be helpful.
Hi Mark, you may have already tried this but my advice would be that once logged into the entertainment site (SWR Stream) you would need to click on the WiFi icon in the upper right corner, this would enable access to the internet.
Is there a reason that SWR have made it so obscure?