More and more people are finding it difficult to navigate their day without connecting to the internet to check Facebook, email, and online banking. Whether they are travelling across the city, across the state, or across the country, people need to connect to the internet. The solution for many is free WiFi hotspots. Here are some tips that will help you find WiFi hot spots where ever you travel.
If possible, locate WiFi hot spots before you travel. One way to locate WiFi hotspots before you travel is to visit one of the hotspot directories online. Two of the most popular are: openwifispots.com and wififreespot.com. Both sites allow you to put in your destinations and provide a specific radius, say within ½ mile of your destination. Directories give you a list of hotspots and details about their WiFi networks.
Using a WiFi Finder
A WiFi finder is a small device that scans the area for WiFi networks. Some devices have LED lights that flash faster and faster as you get closer to the hotspot. WiFi finders are small enough to fit on your key change are relatively inexpensive. If you rely on free hotspots, a WiFi finder is a must.
Usual Places for Free WiFi
If you don’t have a WiFi finder and haven’t had the time to plan in advance, many bookstores, coffee shops, libraries and civic centers offer free WiFi. Retailers who advertise in local telephone directories often promote their WiFi hotspots. It’s important to remember that retailers change management and management policies, so what is advertised as a free WiFi connection may well be a pay-for-service site when you get there.
Free WiFi is available in every major city, smaller towns and rural communities, however, may not have free WiFi available—so plan well in advance.