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Old 19-01-2006, 1:49 PM
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Default Free Wi-fi hotspots

Here is a website that provides locations of free wi-fi hotspots for those with laptops and pda's who want free broadband access when out and about:

http://www.hotspot-locations.com/mod...&search=Search


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Old 19-01-2006, 2:06 PM
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Very timely, thanks. I'm in Les Deux Alpes nextweek and was looking for a local hotspot....ooh err Mrs...
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It's good, but I know of 10's in my local area that aren't showing... so not sure how up-to-date it is...
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Old 20-01-2006, 4:00 PM
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Yep, I know of 3 or 4 in my street (perhaps people should learn about security )
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Yep, I know of 3 or 4 in my street (perhaps people should learn about security )
haha there are too many around my area... I was talking about the legit ones
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Old 20-01-2006, 5:34 PM
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Another one (dunno if it has any more hotspots listed): http://free-hotspot.com/
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Old 20-01-2006, 11:29 PM
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In my street my neighbours haven't heard about security either - does anyone know what the legal stance is on this e.g. I if connect to the internet using their "free" wireless access point am I breaking the law?
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In my street my neighbours haven't heard about security either - does anyone know what the legal stance is on this e.g. I if connect to the internet using their "free" wireless access point am I breaking the law?
Well effectivly you are hacking... I heard from a techie @ work that if any authority needs to use it they can do you under the official secrets act... blah blah blah
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Old 21-01-2006, 1:17 PM
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Someboday has already been done for it http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4721723.stm although he was sat outside in his car - harder to claim he accidentally connected..
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Old 25-01-2006, 3:07 PM
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Default Islington Council

Apparently the whole of Upper Street in Islington is now a hot spot, courtesy of Islington Council.
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Old 26-01-2006, 5:16 PM
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I read that Adelaide in South Australia have had the whole of their central business district made wi-fi. I'm only just getting it at my house!
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Old 26-02-2006, 11:34 PM
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Anybody know of a free hotspot in Reading?
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Default Free Hotpots in Morecambe

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Quiz Night. The Golden Ball, Snatchems, Heaton with Oxcliffe. £2 entry, free hotpot supper. 1st prize a gallon of beer!
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I read that Adelaide in South Australia have had the whole of their central business district made wi-fi. I'm only just getting it at my house!
You read right! And this happened years ago, I was there three years ago and even back then they had free Wi-Fi in the CBD.
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there is nothing from where i am
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i'm sure I read that google were planning to provide free internet for the whole of san fransisco
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http://www.gigaom.com/2005/09/30/goo...co-wifi-plans/
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Two thoughts:

1) I DO know about security but I, and most of my mates, keep open wireless networks (with everything on them well protected) so that if MY system goes down I can use theirs to find out what is wrong over the internet and vice versa. It's been REALLy useful when say NTL has gone down but Bt hasn't to check whether the problem is the router or the network.

2) Plausible deniability- i didn't download that sir- must be some one using my system!

In all cases we try to name the SSID to the house so that anyone using it knows who it belongs to- sometimes people want to use, but would like to ask but who do you ask if it's got the default name!
Trying to save money to err... spend it...
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Old 10-10-2006, 3:57 PM
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http://www.norfolkopenlink.com/ - free wifi across norwich.
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Old 10-10-2006, 7:07 PM
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Most official hotspots are in pubs and bars.......

reason being the wi-fi is in the 'it' boxes (quiz machines)

I dont fancy taking my DS to my local.... I would like to keep it! lol
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