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I recently came upon a curious WiFi access point branded “Datapipe Wireless”
Although the network is “Open” it required Phone number verification for internet access (Very odd for a US WiFi Provider).

 

The sign-on page was hosted by n123.network-auth.com, a private domain with an IP address resolving to a CDN network.

Welcome to Datapipe Wireless: A mobile phone that can receive text messages (SMS) is required to access this network. Enter your mobile phone number and you will receive a login code for access. Standard SMS charges will apply.
Sign-on screen when you connect to the network

Immediately after entering my phone number, I received a text from 201-580-2502 with “Authorization Code: ######”.

After connecting, I was taken to a “Cisco Meraki” confirmation page, indicating the brand of hardware the WiFi point is using.

 

The WiGLE map of the access point “Datapipe Wireless” indicates it’s only on a single block of San Jose.

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