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Questions tagged [wifi]

Questions regarding accessing Wireless Interned while traveling.

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Connecting to the Delhi airport Wi-Fi with one U.S. phone number

According to what I have read, connecting to the Wi-Fi in the New Delhi airport requires a person to have a working phone number so they can receive a sms message with an access code. Our group will ...
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How to connect to public WiFi

In hotels or at airports, connection to the public WiFi requires you to start a browser session, which is then redirected to some log-in page. Due to security concerns, browsers now pop up warnings ...
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Does Kochin (COK, India) airport have free or paid Wifi?

I will be landing at Kochin airport and will need to get Uber without having Indian SIM (which is apparently pain to get and takes time to activate). Does Kochin airport have Wifi?
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Is it possible to use the free Wi-Fi at the Delhi Airport when one cannot receive a text message?

Is it possible to use the free Wi-Fi at the Delhi Airport when one cannot receive a text message? The Wi-Fi network I found seemed to ask for OTP, which is sent by text message.
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Wifi and power outlets on bus from Paris to Turin

I am taking a bus from Paris to Turin in a couple of weeks. I would like to not miss out the day and get some work done. I've read that some of the buses offer power outlets and free wifi, but there ...
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Incheon airport, ways to get wifi in south Korea for a few days

I'm flying to Korea in a couple of days, I live in the UK and never been outside Europe, also I'm have never traveled much, been to Italy and UK mostly. I'd like to be able to use Whatsapp, mainly to ...
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Is wifi available on the Amtrak Southwest Chief?

Is wifi available if I get the cheapest ticket on the "4 Southwest Chief" train? I looked at https://www.amtrak.com/services/contentService.iblegacy.routes.southwest-chief.html couldn't find any info
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Is free WiFi available in a night train from Istanbul to Sofia?

I wonder whether a night train from Istanbul to Sofia (a train that leaves at 22:40 and arrives at 8:45) offers WiFi. Also, if it is available, does the WiFi work decently? (Since on these types of ...
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How do I identify a railway station’s official WiFi [duplicate]

While I was waiting in the Nottingham railway station I wanted to connect to the WiFi. However, I found 4 unsecured WiFi networks: TheCloud _Notts City Free WiFi NET WiFi NCTX WiFi I had no idea ...
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How do I identify an airport’s official free Wi-Fi network? [closed]

While traveling in the Berlin Tegel airport (TXL), I wanted to get on Wi-Fi. I found three unsecured networks in addition to a number of password-protected networks. _Free_TXL_WiFi airberlin Berlin ...
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What to expect about the mobile phone usage during a flight to China and based on the CAAC regulations

I recently booked a flight departing from the US to China from China Southern Airlines (for the first time) and while reading some information on their website related to the inflight entertainment I ...
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.io domains and git ssh blocked in Israel [closed]

When using public transit WiFi such as the "ISRAEL-RAILWAY", I can't access any .io domains or push/pull from GitHub with an ssh key. I have to connect thru another network using my phone for WiFi ...
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Any tips and tricks to get a better Wi-Fi connection in airports?

Many airports offer free Wi-Fi but the strength and stability of the signal depends considerably on where you are. Sometimes you get 3+ Mbps (still too slow IMHO but acceptable given that it's free ...
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Is it possible to use the free Wi-Fi at the Zurich Airport when one cannot receive a text message? [duplicate]

Is it possible to use the free Wi-Fi at the Zurich Airport when one cannot receive a text message?
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Where to rent a portable hotspot in Doha, Qatar?

I'm going to Doha, Qatar, to see the start of the MotoGP championship. Do you know if is it possible to rent a portable hotspot in the Hamad International Airport? Alternatively, where can I find ...
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Is complimentary Wi-Fi available on ICE trains outside of Germany?

As this new answer correctly states Since 1 January 2017 there is Wi-Fi in all ICE-Trains. What about the international ICE connections, is Wi-Fi available there as well? E.g. on the ICE from ...
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Quality of WiFi and 3G reception in Amed (Bali)?

I am considering going for at least one month to Amed (to get more into free-diving). I need to be able to make Skype calls and other work-related tasks. I need a speed equivalent to one allowing me ...
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Fast and free Wi-Fi spot in Gaborone

Fast and reliable Wi-Fi can we a rare commodity in Botswana. Most hotels, guesthouses and residentials usually have rather slow internet connection (750 kbps- 1.5 Mbps). I am looking for stable ...
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How to cope with too slow Wi-Fi at hotel?

So many hotels I stayed at (3~4 stars ratings) provided too slow Wi-Fi. The speed is somewhere around 2~3Mbps, and it frequently falls down to <200Kbps. However, once you find that your hotel ...
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How fast is the free Wi-Fi at Kiev airport?

Kiev Borispol's website mentions that there if free Wi-Fi throughout the terminals. How fast and reliable is this free Wi-Fi?
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Any free WiFi facility in Germany (Munich and Frankfurt Central Stations) or any closed place nearby?

A friend of mine is travelling to Germany next week and looking for internet facility there. Is there any free WiFi access in Germany mainly in Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof and Munich (München Hauptbahnhof)?...
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How can a non-Chinese-speaking traveller use the free Wi-Fi in 7-Elevens in Taiwan?

In another of my questions here I asked if any of the convenience store chains in Taiwan offer free Wi-Fi. Well today I found out that 7-Eleven does. But the sign up / log in pages are totally in ...
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Is there any kind of travel sim card for Europe? [duplicate]

I'm interested especially in having mobile internet in as many countries as possible of the European Union without having to rely on having wifi available
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Do any of the convenience store chains in Taiwan offer free Wi-Fi?

Here in Taipei there's more cafes than ever and most have free Wi-Fi, and of course accommodation always has free Wi-Fi too. So I don't bother spending money for Wi-Fi access. There do seem to be a ...
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Is there a way to access wifi in Zurich airport without a phone service?

I am traveling through Zurich and have a phone without any roaming there; I'm planning on picking up a SIM once I get to my final destination. Last time I was there, I couldn't access the airport wifi ...
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If I travel using Airbnb and my host provides Wi-Fi, am I putting myself at risk of being hacked? [closed]

I have never used Airbnb before. I'm trying it out for the first time. For those who don't know, it basically is a company that connects travelers to individuals who are willing to rent rooms in their ...
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Do I need a SIM card for Free WiFI in Austria

Is it necessary to buy an austrian SIM card with Austrian +43 number to use Free WiFi in Austria ? Do the Airport or City Wifis work with any international number that belongs to any country around ...
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WiFi on board Lufthansa long haul

Does anybody know if Lufthansa offers WiFi services on board the flight from Frankfurt to Chennai (A340)? What are the rates? How good is the WiFi? My requirement is just basic texting, Facebook and ...
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How is it possible for a hotel to have Wifi but no internet access?

I have been looking at a few hotel aggregators (hotels.com, trivago.com & hostelworld.com) & have noticed that many of them have separate options for "Free Wifi" & "Free internet access". ...
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Wi-fi at airports in Japan and South Korea

I want to know whether there is free Wi-Fi available at the major airports in Japan and Korea. If not then what's the best way to get access to the Internet while waiting for flights to kill some time?...
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Does in-flight TV suck up all the bandwidth on Southwest Airlines wifi? [closed]

I'm typing this on a Southwest plane where my email is loading at a snail's pace, but the guy across the aisle from me is happily watching a golf tournament in real time video on his iPad. Not that ...
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How can AT&T charge me to use WiFi while I'm abroad?

Knowing that AT&T is a global network, I was curious about what it would look like to use my phone internationally if they're my carrier. I came across their Passport Packages information, which ...
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Want to bring WIFI router from US to India as that model isn't available in India [duplicate]

I am going to US for a short visit and thinking of bringing wireless router from there. Is it possible to travel with wireless router or I have to pay extra duties for the product.
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Japan pocket wifi that uses NTT Docomo

Are there any pocket wifi options that use NTT Docomo as the cellular provider? We will be travelling to a rural part of the Wakayama Prefecture and, based on our research, NTT Docomo has the best ...
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How common is public wifi in major cities in Israel?

How widespread is public wifi in hotels, public places, coffee shops, trains, buses, or even whole cities in Israel? Also, are they generally password protected (like many coffee shops in the USA)?
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Internet access in Colombia

Can anyone tell me what would be the easiest and cheapest way to access the internet? How common are HotSpots (biggest cities or towns) ? Can I rely on it or would be easier to buy 'pay and go' SIM ...
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Will Wi-Fi passwords in Russia be in Cyrillic? How do I type them on a Latin keyboard?

I'm about to travel to Russia, and I made sure to book only accommodations that offer Wi-Fi to its customers, but a question came to my mind. As Cyrillic is the standard alphabet in Russia, is there ...
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Which airlines provide on-board WiFi in Chinese airspace?

Many airlines provide on-board WiFi service, however the services are suspended when the plane is in Chinese airspace, even if the flight does not depart from or arrive to China. Which airlines ...
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Portable Wifi Hotspot for Italy [duplicate]

What options are there for visitors to Italy in getting a sim card with a large amount of data (3G or 4G) or alternatively a portable wifi hotspot that I can pick up and drop off easily. I will be ...
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Locations for usable free WiFi in Dubai City Centre?

Do shopping centres or other similar locations in Dubai have free WiFi? I'll be traveling there with friends and want to be able to report in that we're alive after the hike.
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United States National Radio Quiet Zone: Impact on travellers?

The United States National Radio Quiet Zone forbids radio noise in a 34,000 km2 rectangle encompassing several touristic towns: Staunton, Harrisonburg, Charlottesville, Bridgewater, Shenandoah Valley, ...
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Where can I get some work done in Salzburg, Austria? (WiFi + power outlet.)

Unfortunately I need to do some work during my travels. I see many cafes such as Cafe Bazar and Würfel Zucker offering free WiFi, but I don't know whether they'll have power outlets, and I need ...
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Where/how can I find a listing of prices for in-flight WiFi usage on Qatar Airways?

I have a bunch of upcoming 6+ hours long flights on Qatar Airways' new aircraft which have on-board WiFi from Oryx Communications. Is there any way I can find out in advance what the costs are for ...
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Any fast internet (good wifi) in Ubud (Bali)?

I am looking for a good wifi connection in Ubud (Bali, Indonesia). I need to upload a fair amount of videos and pictures (6+ GB), and give a couple of Skype/Hangout phone calls. I used Wifi.id (in ...
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Deutsche Bahn: Reliable wifi on train?

There's a fair chance that I will be travelling between Düsseldorf (DE) and Poznan (P) frequently soon, using Deutsche Bahn. Since this is a fairly long trip, I'd like to ensure that I can open my ...
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How can I secure my online activity while traveling?

We're going to travel across Asia for 16-18 months. During that time, we'll need to conduct online banking activities such as checking account balances, paying credit cards, and filing our taxes. In ...
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Are there any power outlets and Wi-Fi hotspots on the Zurich-Milan train?

I'm wondering if there are power outlets on the SBB Zurich-Milan train. The SBB page on the topic says: "Depending on the route and train type, you can enjoy the following services during your ...
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Where to get free WiFi access at JFK, landside and airside?

In Terminal One, there is a hotspot, but it requires registration. In Terminal 7, (If I recall), British Airways have WiFi for their travellers. Where at JFK, can one get free Internet access, and in ...
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Free WiFi in Tokyo metro

This November 2014 article claims that from December 2014 Tokyo Metro trains would have free WiFi. Has it become a reality? If yes, what are the modalities for using it?
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Flight booking comparison including amenity info (e.g. wifi, refreshments)

I'm a big fan of extra amenities while flying. The availability and pricing of things like wifi, power supply for my electronic devices and refreshments are key factors in my choice when booking a ...