An internet connection has become a necessity for modern nomads. Common places for free internet include cafés, restaurants, libraries and public transport hubs such as airports or trainstations.
You might want to get stronger wifi transmitter for your laptop computer to catch weaker wifi signals. Computers also have stronger wifi transmitters than mobile phones.
Free city wifis
List of cities with city(center) wide free wifi:
- Helsinki, Finland (about, map)
- Hong Kong (MTR and GovWifi)
- Taipei, Taiwan (iTaiwan)
- Florence, Italy (map)
- Tel Aviv, Israel (look for "free_tlv")
- Macau, China (WifiGo, free between 8am and 1am)
- Paris, France (look for the "Paris Wi-Fi", map)
- Kaunas, Lithuania (Laisves allee -main walking street)
- New York, USA (map/list, subway stations wifi)
- Perth, Australia (PerthWifi, 50mb/1h for free)
Free wifi on Public transport
Getting around time restricted wifis
Sometimes free wifi at airports is restricted to something like 15 minutes. You can often go around this limit by changing your computer's MAC code. Here's how:
Mac address spoofing software
- LinkLiar (OSX)
Hotspots accessible with passwords
Many internet providers turn their clients' routers into hot spots that can be used by their customers. For example, Belgacom in Belgium has turned many routers into FON hotspots. Chances are that well connected locals know some of these access codes. Also, you can find FON routers across the globe.
Finding cafe wifi passwords
You can get the WiFi password for many establishments by checking the comments section of FourSquare. If you have an android phone you can use the app Venue Spot to get the WIFI password posted on FourSquare (without creating a account on it) near by.
It may be interesting to know how to recognize warchalking marks of WIFI.
Cross border mobile internet in the EU
As of July 2013 there's a 50 cent per MB cap for cross border mobile internet within the EU.
More about internet access on the country pages.
- PrePaidWithData wiki
- Wireless Passwords From Airports And Lounges Around The World
- Darknet. This is a great place to learn and teach about how to use computers anonymously in order to protect yours and others privacy.