FAQ ViniSPOT

/FAQ ViniSPOT

Find below the most frequently asked questions about ViniSPOT

Yes, ViniSPOT supports Apple users.

Macs with AirPort cards installed usually require little or no configuration. You will need to set your AirPort card to select the ViniSPOT network. See the AirPort card documentation for specific instructions.

ViniSPOT is available in a wide variety of locations throughout the 5 archipelagos of  French Polynesia, including post offices, hotels, airports, restaurants, public parks… New access points are deployed on a monthly basis.

You can access any web-based e-mail account such as Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail…
You can also access corporate e-mail accounts if your employer provides you with a virtual private network (VPN) client and a firewall, or a POP/IMAP access.

ViniSPOT doesn’t provide any e-mail account to its service users.

ViniSPOT is a Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g and/or n network; therefore, any Wi-Fi certified wireless network card or chip will work. Look for the Wi-Fi certification on the wireless network card before purchasing it.

ViniSPOT is not OS-specific, and will work with any operating systems as long as there is a compatible, Internet-ready browser.

If you are in a ViniSPOT location and your Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g and/or n wireless network conenctivity is properly activated, connect to one of the available networks named ViniSPOT and launch your browser. You will be presented with the ViniSPOT log-in page. Once there, you should enter your user name and password. Once your account information is validated, you will be connected to the Internet network.

If your employer has provided you with a virtual private network (VPN) client and a firewall, you can seamlessly access your corporate network. Vini strongly recommends that its customers take measures to ensure the security of their wireless connections, such as virtual private networks (VPNs), encryption and firewalls. As with any wireless communication, you should ensure you have adequate security safeguards in place.

Vini installs access points throughout each service location, which transmit a radio signal wirelessly to a user’s Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g and/or n wireless network card. With a properly installed wireless network card, a customer launches their browser from within a ViniSPOT location and receives a login page to enter their user name and password. Once their account information is verified, they are able to connect to Internet resources. With full connectivity to the Internet, customers can access any Internet resources, as well as any corporate networks to which they have access from the Internet.

Each ViniSPOT location has a high speed connection, which provides users with speeds of up to 8 Mb/s (in major locations: depending of the telecom transmission capacity of the location)

You will need three things to begin using ViniSPOT service. First you will need a laptop or handheld with Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g and/or n wireless capability. Your existing device may already have this capability built-in. If not, you can purchase a Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g and/or n wireless networking card.

Second, you will need a standard Internet-ready browser on any operating system. No additional software is required.
Third, you will need to buy your codes online, or a ViniSPOT card, available in Post Offices or official resellers, or at the Mana agency.

See our list of resellers

ViniSPOT is a Wi-Fi Internet connection service, which is available in various, well-defined, locations such as parks, coffees, hotels or post offices…

Using a laptop, smartphone, pad or any Wi-Fi enabled device, anyone can access high speed Internet or its corporate Intranet thanks to ViniSPOT.