Tips on finding the strongest and most well protected wireless networks when away from your familiar home W-Fi network.
09:41 15 June 2017
Finding a free wireless network when you’re out and about cannot be easier these days. A growing number of bars and restaurants, as well as shops and cities now offer free Wi-Fi connection with varying speed and reliability. The best places to start when searching are restaurants. Long-standing and reliable options are McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Burger King, Starbucks, Subway and KFC, among others.
In some cases, you will have to register and provide some personal information including your name, date of birth and your email address.
Many transit companies and local authorities are also offering free WiFi to the public. These include libraries, museums and even parks.
Although connecting to a free WiFi network can be hassle-free due to a long list of options, it is important that you take the time to check the terms and conditions before connecting as you might be giving up more than you think. The information you have supplied, for example, may lead to more targeted advertising down the line.