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How to Find Wi-Fi Hotspots?

Monday, Oct 11, 2021 · 10 mins

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Wi-Fi Hotspots

Introduction

It becomes so hard to spend a day whenever the servers of your internet provider goes down. Feels like a nightmare right? With so much data usage these days, people feel disconnected from the world when they don’t have access to their internet.

This is the time when people search for a WiFi connection. It becomes the only way that seems possible to get your social media applications and other applications working. All metropolitan, 1st and 2nd tier cities, and even some towns across the globe have active hotspots. Finding a wireless connection in these areas is easy. In many cities, you can get it even in government-owned buses.

So, if you face a situation where there is no internet, don’t get worked up. Here are a few ways by which you can find WiFi hotspots around you:

  1. Take help from an application

    Now if you have already faced a situation like the one in this article, download the WiFi finder application on your mobile. There are multiple free apps on iOS as well as Android. Simply download the applications on your mobile.

    When you keep using your internet, this app keeps loading the nearest connections. When you lose access to your internet, just open the app. It would have already loaded the results for you in the background (even when you were not using the app).

    As soon as you open it you will get the location. Just head to that location with your WiFi switched on.

  2. Visit a restaurant

    In times like these, whenever you wish to find WiFi the best thing to do is visit a restaurant or a big chain. Undoubtedly, you will find WiFi hotspots in the big chains but there is no surety about the restaurants.

    The coffee shops or restaurants have open-source WiFi (generally). This means when you wish to connect to their network. You need to register to a portal with your mobile number. There is a limit that’s set for every mobile number. You can surf the internet at high speed until you reach that limit. Post that, either you will get reduced speed or will have to register using another number.

  3. Use the ISP for hotspot

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    Another very interesting or we can say easy way to find WiFi is to use the ISPs (Internet Service Providers). Some providers offer additional features and that’s WiFi hotspot. Generally the user has to download an application from their ISP to take advantage of this hotspot. In many provider’s languages, the ISP is known as Spectrum out-of-home WiFi.

    You can either connect with your service provider or check the applications of your provider. There are several informative videos on the internet for the same. Do check them to know exactly what has to be done in situations when your internet is down.

Is using a WiFi hotspot safe?

When it comes to using a private WiFi setup, it is completely safe. There is no question of a data breach or any other problems. But when it comes to public connections there can at times be a loss of data while using. Therefore, it is always recommended not to use public WiFi setup for any sensitive data exchange like any bank transactions, using shopping applications and punching your credentials and the likes. However, using it for social media and other similar things is pretty safe.

However, it is recommended that if you search for anything on the internet, you either use the incognito mode or VPN.

How to set up a WiFi hotspot?

We now are aware of the best ways to find WiFi hotspots and also determine whether they are safe or not. The next big question is how to set one up. Although you can set up a WiFi hotspot from every device, it still is recommended to do so using an android smartphone for certain reasons.

Firstly, it is easy to do. Then, you don’t have to set up anything externally or not offer any permissions like in iOS. There are many tutorials and write-ups where you can understand more about this. So check out the ways that can help you in establishing this connection.

Are there any types of WiFi hotspots?

Of course, there are types of hotspots and each is self-explanatory. There are majorly three types of WiFi hotspots and they are:

Conclusion

It is always good to know helpful hacks for smooth functioning of life, be it in terms of finding WiFi or any other help. You never know what can just turn out to be a lifesaver. The information given in the article above will surely help you in your time of need. All you need to do is keep the pointers in mind. And yes, follow what is talked about. Happy searching!

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