Oh, WiFionice… In theory, it’s so simple: you board a Deutsche Bahn ICE, switch on the WLAN of your mobile phone or laptop, connect to the internal network of the ICE and you can start surfing the web immediately. But in reality, unfortunately, things sometimes look a little different. And we’re not talking about possible “dead spots” within the train or malfunctioning routers here. It’s about the connection between the device and the ICE train WiFi Network. “WIFIonICE connected, no internet connection” – so what now, you are connected but have no internet? Here’s the explanation, so that you too can surf the internet during your ICE train journey without any problems, the next time. In the meantime, check out all my train travel-related blog posts, hacks and reviews.
How to connect to the internet / WLAN hotspot on the ICE train
First, of course, you need a WLAN-enabled device such as a smartphone, tablet or laptop. Now go to the settings (often marked with the symbol of a cogwheel) and switch on the WLAN-function of your device, if not already activated. All WLAN networks in your vicinity are now displayed. Often you will find a wide variety, of personal hotspots by fellow travellers, the free Starbucks wifi from a nearby coffee shop, and hopefully, the ICE WiFi Network called WIFIonICE.
Easily connect to WiFionice on your train journey
Sometimes it can happen that this window does not automatically pop up or that you have closed it by mistake. But how do you now get back to the page to connect to the Internet?
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