Questions tagged [wifi]

Questions regarding accessing Wireless Interned while traveling.

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Is there wifi in Astana Airport (Kazakhstan)?

I have several hours stopover there tomorrow night. I'm debating sleeping in the airport or sleeping in a hotel - I can sleep anywhere, but if there's wifi in the airport that would seal the deal for ...
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Is there any way of evaluating the quality of a hotel's internet connection in advance?

I'm on the road a lot for work. I tend to end up staying at a lot of budget chain hotels that offer free wi-fi. So far so good. But sadly, not all wi-fi is created equal. The past few weeks I've been ...
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How do I identify an airport’s official free Wi-Fi network?

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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Is there a resource to find free, open wifi hotspots?

It would be great to know where free, publicly accessible (municipal or otherwise) hotspots are when travelling in foreign cities. Does such a utility exist (website/app etc.)?
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Is there Wi-Fi in the ICE trains in Germany?

I will travel from Frankfurt to Berlin by ICE and I wanted to ask if there is Wi-Fi in the trains and how much does it cost?
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Do all German airports lack free wifi?

I've just been talking to another traveller who was particularly grumpy about Munich airport not having free wifi when he was there recently. Now I seem to recall that Germany has pretty strict laws ...
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Is free wifi easy to find in the centre of Brisbane?

While in Sydney, I noticed that free wifi wasn't that common. Some places did have it, a few others had an anonymous named wifi that you could get the password for if you knew to ask, and quite a few ...
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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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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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Using Wifi in Japan [closed]

I'm traveling to Japan in June and just wanted to ask whether I should bring my iPhone/iPad to access wifi. I remember from several years ago that it was quite hard to use unless I went to a Starbucks....
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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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How to find places with Wi-Fi and electricity in China?

I don't travel with a smart phone and I don't want to. My netbook battery died during my trip and I tried and failed to get a new or reconditioned one in China. Because I'm hitchhiking I sometimes ...
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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 the Wi-Fi in high-speed trains in China reliable and fast enough for audio or video conferences?

http://en.people.cn/n3/2017/1218/c90000-9305770.html (mirror) states: Full Wi-Fi internet coverage will be offered on all high-speed trains in China, following the free Wi-Fi service offered on the “...
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How do I find out whether my flight has WiFi?

Sometimes on the ticket it is not clearly mentioned whether the flight supports Wi-Fi. Is it safe to turn on the Wi-Fi on electronic devices whilst on board to see if the flight supports it?
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Is the wifi at Mataveri International Airport (IPC) fast and robust enough to video call for 1 hour?

Is the wifi at Mataveri International Airport (IPC) in Easter Island, Chile fast and robust enough to video call for 1 hour? https://www.sleepinginairports.net/guides/easter-island-mataveri-airport-...
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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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Overview of wireless in airports?

This summer I travelled by plane a lot. At some airports there was Internet available, but at many I couldn't find any free Internet access. Is there something like an overview available that lists as ...
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Cheap cafe or restaurant with Wi-Fi in Jincheng, Yunnan, China?

I'm in a non-tourist city about 40km south of Kunming, Yunnan, China. For the first time in China I have a hotel with good Wi-Fi but I also like to be able to sit in a pleasant public place ...
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Which countries restrict wifi for planes flying through their air space?

The terms and conditions of Qatar Airways' in-flight wifi contains the following line: Service interruptions may occur while flying due to regulatory restrictions over some countries. Which ...
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Wifi coverage in SE Asia?

So how common is wifi/internet access in SE Asia. And more specifically for: Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and Malaysia?
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Is there any free WiFi network available at the boarding port in Buenos Aires (RENAPER Buquebus) for the Buquebus boat service?

Is there any free WiFi network available at the boarding port in Buenos Aires (RENAPER Buquebus) for the Buquebus boat service between Buenos Aires and Montevideo?