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How do I identify an airport’s official free Wi-Fi network?

Unfortunately, you cannot. Nowadays anyone can use a small portable device to create a bogus Wi-Fi network, so even if you know SSID (network name), you still cannot be sure you are connecting to the ...
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How to cope with too slow Wi-Fi at hotel?

At first, I thought it would be sort of difficult to answer this. The only options are hotel WiFi and 4G/LTE, and it's not always easy to do much about the speed of those. (Except for the fact that ...
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How is it possible for a hotel to have Wifi but no internet access?

I think that the websites are confusing terms. I have also seen this on AirBnb where places have separate checks for WiFi and Internet. I think that what they actually mean is: WiFi - non-wired ...
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How can AT&T charge me to use WiFi while I'm abroad?

AT&T can't charge you to use WiFi. From the page you linked to, that's talking about a service where you connect to WiFi somewhere (like an airport) that you might normally have to pay for, and ...
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How do I identify an airport’s official free Wi-Fi network?

I work at an airport in the UK. I would say that, unless the name of the public wifi is stated on advertising signage, the best thing to do is the ask a member of airport staff if there is anyone ...
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How do I identify an airport’s official free Wi-Fi network?

While it's not a foolproof method, walking around and watching which network remains available is a way to figure out the official one if there are multiple possibilities. It's unlikely that an ...
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How is it possible for a hotel to have Wifi but no internet access?

I actually know of a hotel, which has free WiFi but charges for Internet access. Through the free WiFi, you can access the hotel's internal entertainment system, order room service, check out, "call" ...
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Is there a way to access wifi in Zurich airport without a phone service?

This link to Zürich Airport handles your problem. How to log on Select the ZurichAirport WLAN network Launch the browser (e.g.: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, …) on the device A ...
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How to cope with too slow Wi-Fi at hotel?

There are few workarounds in this situation : ask the front desk to allocate a room next to a WiFi hot spot. This will allow you to bypass coverage problems (from one room to another, the coverage ...
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How to connect to public WiFi

Your device may support this automatically - Particularly for Android, but probably also for several other systems, you may see a notification to "sign into the network" or similar. Click or tap it, ...
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How fast is the free Wi-Fi at Kiev airport?

The Wi-Fi was surprisingly fast (6/6 Mbps, SpeedTest image below) and accessible reliably throughout the whole terminal. In 2017 it has also been comparably fast and reliable, with my friend ...
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How to cope with too slow Wi-Fi at hotel?

A simple trick to use - especially if browsing the web is very slow, is to change the DNS settings on your laptop for that WiFi connection. I generally use Google's public DNS servers which are 8.8.8....
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How do I identify an airport’s official free Wi-Fi network?

Non-paranoid solution: Ask an airport employee or check the airport's website. Summary: While it's a good idea to be mindful about network security, joining the "official" WiFi network doesn'...
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Does the ferry terminal for Okinawa in Kagoshima have free Wi-Fi? Does it have access to power outlets?

No. Apparently not! I was really expecting the answer to be yes for internet and could've gone either way for power sockets. But there was no unlocked Wi-Fi signal, no signal with a name that seemed ...
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Is the Wi-Fi in high-speed trains in China reliable and fast enough for audio or video conferences?

It depends on the route and mobile network coverage (after all the Wi-Fi relies on 4G/5G) as well as, of course, how many people are using it at the same time. There are HSRs that go through mountains ...
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How is it possible for a hotel to have Wifi but no internet access?

I can only speak for hostelworld.com which I use a lot, the difference there is pretty clear to me: Free WiFi This means Wireless LAN is available in the facility, but not necessarily everywhere. ...
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Do all German airports lack free wifi?

Here's a list of the 20 busiest German airports and whether they have free WiFi: Frankfurt - FRA - Yes Munich - MUC - Yes Düsseldorf - DUS - Yes (faster service at additional cost) Berlin Tegel - TXL ...
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How can AT&T charge me to use WiFi while I'm abroad?

Here is a clear case of the representative being asked a question they don't know the answer to. As others have pointed out, their training is minimal. They are not allowed to admit not knowing ...
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Is there Wi-Fi in the ICE trains in Germany?

Since 1 January 2017 there is Wi-Fi in all ICE-Trains. From DB-Homepage: In first class we offer you worry-free internet access. With the internet provided in first class you can work ...
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How to cope with too slow Wi-Fi at hotel?

I can only tell you what I do. First, pick a chain of hotels and stick with them. I always stay at a certain band of hotels and this gives me the ability to know going in that I am less likely to have ...
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Any free WiFi facility in Germany (Munich and Frankfurt Central Stations) or any closed place nearby?

Yes. DB, the German railway company, offers Wifi hotspot service at selected important stations which allow free surfing for 30 minutes. According to their page (in German; cannot find an English ...
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Is the Wi-Fi in high-speed trains in China reliable and fast enough for audio or video conferences?

Careful, foreigners will have a hard time using public Wi-Fi in China. The problem is the government doesn't want people on the internet anonymously. Wi-Fi typically has an authentication system ...
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How to cope with too slow Wi-Fi at hotel?

You can get a better Wi-Fi antenna. A lot of wireless issues are simply due to poor coverage and crappy access points (consumer-grade gear is garbage and OSes are way too optimistic about displaying ...
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What is the best way to go from Leipzig/Halle airport to the Leipzig city?

The S5/S5X takes you to Leipzig Hbf in 14 minutes. From there it's either a 10 minute walk, as advised, or one stop to Augustusplatz on any of the trams 4, 7, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16 or 34 (and some others)...
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How to cope with too slow Wi-Fi at hotel?

A USB WiFi dongle on a long lead can allow you to maximise your WiFi signal without you having to sit on top of the wardrobe or in some other daft place. I've been known to hang it out of the window ...
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Wi-fi at airports in Japan and South Korea

Yes, all three major airports (Haneda, Narita, and Kansai) in Japan provide free Wi-Fi. And in South Korea, Incheon International Airport also provides free Wi-Fi. You can learn how to connect to it ...
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Do any of the convenience store chains in Taiwan offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes! As of 2023, 7-Eleven now has a 1-click free Wi-Fi called "ibon" in the vast majority of locations. Some few Hi-Life locations have a free Wi-Fi called "HiShow", but not many ...
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How to cope with too slow Wi-Fi at hotel?

This obviously doesn't apply everywhere, but some hotels have ethernet ports in the rooms. If you bring an ethernet cable (and a USB or Thunderbolt ethernet adaptor if you laptop lacks a dedicated ...
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Is it possible to use the free Wi-Fi at the Delhi Airport when one cannot receive a text message?

I was not able to use it when I tried. They only accepted/processed Indian phone numbers, so when you have a phone from another country, (their) SMS don't work, and therefore you cannot connect. In ...
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