Find (free) Wireless Networks with wigle.net

chicago

This is Chicago.
Chicago littered with red, green and blue dots.
This is Chicago.
Any deeper thoughts?

Ok, enough bad rhymes for today. What you can see on this map are WiFi access points. Red means bad Quality of Service, green means good Quality of Service and blue are cell towers. I’m telling you this because this map is obtained by a nice website called wigle.net. Wigle uses the data brought in by thousands of users to form an interactive map of all available WiFi access points on the world. And even better: There’s an option to show (possibly) free public WiFi access on the map as well. You just have to check the box “Possible FreeNet” and Wigle does the rest

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There is data available for almost all bigger cities in the world. Give it a try and find out what WiFi access points are next to you.

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