Free Wireless Lan Hotspots around the world

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  1. CmdrLaForge macrumors 68040

    CmdrLaForge

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    Hi,

    I tought it might be interesting for travellers to know where to find a free WiFi HotSpot. And I am not talking about illegal surfing on somebodys elses cost. So if anyone knows good places like universitys or elsewhere it would be great if you can post them here.

    For me most interesting would be USA, Newzealand, Australia, Thailand and India, but that does not at all mean this thread should be limited to those countries.

    I think this could be helpful for a lot of people.

    Thanks
    CmdrLaForge
     
  2. Dippo macrumors 65816

    Dippo

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    Well if you drive by my house, you are sure to have some free access :)
     
  3. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    Brighton Beach, on the south coast of England. The council there made the whole beach a wi-fi zone, apparently it's pretty good.

    I've noticed the "chalker" effect in London a few times, people chalk the IP of an open network on the walls of the building it resides in...
     
  4. etoiles macrumors 6502a

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  5. latergator116 macrumors 68000

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    1) All apple stores
    2) Park on Hope street - Providence, RI
     
  6. djbahdow01 macrumors 6502a

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    While reading this post i remembered a site i ran across about a month ago.
    http://www.wififreespot.com/
    It shows a lot of free spots around the world.
     
  7. MatMistake macrumors member

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    wow, cool. by september I should have a new powerbook and be in brighton at uni :D
     
  8. Opteron macrumors 6502

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    know that the "City West" campus of Uni SA, in Adelaide have an open network that you can freely tap into. And at the Mawson Lakes campus, it's set to be opening up soon.

    Time to by my Athlon-64 notebook:D
     
  9. stoid macrumors 601

    stoid

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    Another site that catalogues Wi-Fi in many countries: www.jiwire.com
     
  10. filmcutter macrumors member

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    Pioneer Place, downtown Portland, OR. + a whole bunch of cafes and pubs around town. PDX is a great place for free, community wi-fi.

    Apple Stores are great, too. I was in LA a couple months ago on business. Needed to check email, etc, but didn't feel like dropping $$ on T-mobile hotspots. Ended up sitting on the Promenade in Santa Monica on a nice sunny January afternoon about 3 doors down from the Apple Store happily using their service. The stores are also good if you just want to check webmail.

    I bought stuff too - just to ease the karma, and to show my support...
     
  11. CmdrLaForge thread starter macrumors 68040

    CmdrLaForge

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    Hi,

    thanks a lot for your answers ! These are both really good sites:
    http://www.wififreespot.com/
    http://www.jiwire.com/

    As well that Apple stores offer free access. BTW only with Macs ?

    They will help me and other Macrumors !

    Cheers
    CmdrLaForge
     
  12. question fear macrumors 68020

    question fear

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    also in the us (mostly midwest and east coast) panera bread bakery/cafe chains offer free wifi.
     

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