Free WiFi For Dummies, How To Connect To WiFi Hotspots

12.8.2009. | 20:24

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Getting an improvedWiFi modem can be the first step to improving your WiFi connection when you’re on the road.

By Ali Dayekh

Is there anything better than going to a WiFi hotspot and getting instant access to lightening fast internet, no data fees, no slow connection times, just a sweet sweet internet connection?

Unfortunately sometimes finding a wireless network to connect to can be difficult to connect to and connections can be anything but stable.

Thankfully, by putting in place some of the tips below you should be able to find, and connect to, one WiFi network or another regardless of where you are.


Upgrade Your Wireless Modem


Sometimes you need to spend a little money to enjoy the full benefit of free internet, especially if you have a laptop which is a little older.

CVSB-031

The Maximum Range High Gain Wireless WIFI USB Dongle (CVSB-031) is an excellent, low cost plug in and play option.

This high gain wireless WIFI USB dongle can strengthen your laptop wireless network adapter. This is a simple device to use, a simple installation with the CD provided, and your good to go.

CVSD K31

If you’re looking to extend your home network so you can browse the internet from your garden, or even your neighbors garden then this wireless signal amplifier might be the way to go. The CVSD K31 can increase the range and penetration of your WiFi signals by five times their current range.

CVEL K20

But sometimes your laptop doesn’t come with a WiFi modem, in which case the CVEL K20 can be the answer to your prayers.


Check Out The ‘Likely Suspects’

It doesnt matter if you are living in an area where they haven’t got aboard the country-wide WiFi train yet there will still be places you can go to get internet access.

Common areas that you will most likely find wireless internet include:

  • Cafes like Starbucks
  • Shopping Malls
  • Universities
  • Bars
  • Parks
  • Libraries and other public service structures


Look On The Web


A great source for where hotspots are in your area might be the internet.

An independent programmer and student, Suramya Tomar, put together an application which used Google Maps to chart out
WiFi hotspots. Just paste gwifi.net/ into your address bar and find out exactly where you can surf on the run.

A piece of freeware has also been developed for people with a windows or android OS. The WeFi client locates free WiFi connections while you’re on the move and will even track friends if that’s what you want. It comes in Windows and Android flavours and can be downloaded at wefi.com .

If you’re feeling a little bit more confident about your leet computer skills you can visit The Ethical Hacker Network at ethicalhacker.net/content/view/16/24/ . This site offers several software tools that discover private WiFi networks and even crack wireless passwords.

We neither condone nor recommend breaking into private networks but it may bring home some real truths about just how ‘secure’ your own network realy is.

So now you can finally put your feet up, relax, and surf the web no matter your location. Just go and check out the wide range of wholesale WiFi accessories available at Chinavasion.

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12.8.2009. | 20:24
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