free wifi hotspots?

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  1. zaskar

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    Ok, so as a fulltimer, I dont have a landline, so I rely on a Toshiba Satellite laptop with a Vodafone 3G datacard which we pay £20 a month for so many squigabytes! (Don't ask me!, I just use it! )
    My limit is already running down and its only the 14th - been a tad busy!

    So, everybody is always talikg about free wifi hotspots but I've never used one and wouldn't know how.
    I know that people have been prosecuted for linking onto unsecure conections but if it's advertised as a free wifi hotspot (like the one I've found at my local Mcdonalds in Congleton) , can I just go down there and fire up my lap top at thier expense and if so how would I do it?
    I would, of course, feel obliged to go in and at least have a coffee (even if I hate thier carpet burgers!)............besides, it's nippy in the car at this time of year!
     
  2. olley

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    Hi Zaskar go in and ask for a leaflet, it has the passwords on it, sit down fire up, connect to their wi-fi, fire up your webbrowser and you are taken to a websign in page, enter the passwords and away you go. Until your battery goes flat anyway.

    Olley
     
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    You mean you can't use a genny ... :Eeek::Eeek::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
  4. zaskar

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    Blimey! That easy! Cheers. :)


    have you seen Mickey D's car park in Congleton?!!!!!!!
    They'd have a flippin heart attack if i turned up in the Landau!!!!!! :) Hahahaha


    Thanks guys. :)
     
  5. olley

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    Hi jim with the amount of interest shown in us in Lisbon when we used it (Zilch) and with all the seating they had outside, possibly. :BigGrin:

    I was think of buying a motorcycle battery and 150watt inverter, but the wife vetoed that idea.

    Olley
     
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    I wonder why .. :Doh:
    Don't you think it might cause a bit of a panic if you walked in wired up like a suicide bomber.. :Eeek: :Rofl1:
     
  7. Bryan

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    You could always run an extension lead from the motorhome in through the window :whistle:
     
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    :Cool: Hi zaskar. You would be FAR better off going to the USB Three. Son and Daughter have both gone that route. Mandy was surfing and emailing from the Lake District last week.
    BTW, You can also find FREE Wifi connections at Airports.
    I believe here in Spain? Many of the local Councils are providing FREE Wifi.
     
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    Hi Jim no way, knotted handkerchief on my head, string vest, Hawaiian shorts, sandals and socks, got to be an Englishman on holiday.:BigGrin:

    Olley
     
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    We provide free broadband wi fi at Dylans Restaurant, so while you have a coffee you type in the given numbers and away you go. Loads of people come in just for the free broadband. Not many restaurants in Carmarthenshire (A40) provide it so we think its a good service:thumb:
     
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    Free WiFi and overnight parking at the The Golden Lion Pub ... :Wink:
     
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    snap at Dylans Jim !
     
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    Yes and worked very well too!:thumb:
     
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    :Cool: It can be free on some Camp sites in Spain too. :Wink:
     
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    There is free Wifi at Camping Memling in Bruges ? and outside of a lot of the B&B hotel chain, certainly within France ?

    Perhaps we could start our own list of free Wifi Access
     
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    Hi - free wifi at Parc Verger in the Limousin in France too. Come visit soon - there's a 10% discount off of pitch prices for MHFun members too!:Wink:

    Bob
     
  19. sallysludgebucket

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    All Weatherspoons pubs and lloyds bars have free wifi and dont mind you plugging into their mains. Buy a coffee and you have 30 mins free, meals are two for around £5.50 - £6.50 depending on which area you are in. You are disconected after 30 mins, just disconnect, retype the same password in and hey presto !

    A couple of places in Wales I go past I have stopped in the past, searched and found any number of unsecured wifi connections. All I do is late night surfing to read emails, unlikely to interfere with users connection and I head on my way, been doing that for in excess of 3 years with no probs.
     
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    Some Caravan Club sites have free wifi I know Sheepcote near Brighton has so has Cakes and Ale site Leiston and Herston near Swanage!

    Regards Pat
     
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