Wifi hotspot search engine

1 08 2006

I found a great site these days indexing all the hotspots of the world (tough job!). The site currently claims to list 118,776 Wi-Fi hotspots in 128 countries. 

Hotspot search engine

 You can search WIFI connections by location, and filter the results by:

  • Hotels/Resorts 
  • Restaurants
  • Airports
  • Cafe
  • Office buildings
  • Beaches
  • Convention centers
  • Marinas

The results show the name of the Wifi providers, the type of wifi connection (802.11b  802.11g) and free hotspot are highlighted. You can display a map with all the hotspots close to the one selected like shown below (in the example I have selected Cannes (France) hotspots:

 

Hotspot in Cannes

 

I found out that the map was too small to be efficient at locating a hotspot from a hotspot concentration; it’s like looking for a needle in a haystack. There is no zoom available in this map provided by Mappoint.com (Advice: Google Map Api is available for free, you can zoom all day long without any cost). Anyway this website is worth the try and can sometimes be very helpful.

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