In today’s world, any restaurant or convenience store that doesn’t have free Wi-Fi seems a little dated. After all, shouldn’t there be Wi-Fi everywhere? In truth, while popular networks and larger establishments provide Wi-Fi to customers, it can be especially difficult to find Wi-Fi in rural areas. If you are traveling abroad without an international data plan, it gets even more difficult.
Even if you find Wi-Fi, it may not be very good Wi-Fi. Many places provide Wi-Fi from a router that is not sized for the number of connections being handled, and you might see your speeds drop below 1 Mbps.
It’s better than nothing if you’re stuck somewhere with no data to connect a GPS or make a call, but if you have to do anything more complicated online, you’ll need more reliable Wi-Fi.
Here are some ways to find reliable Wi-Fi hotspots wherever you are.
Wi-Fi passwords from airport lounges ( link
This is a user-generated list of Wi-Fi passwords from airport lounges around the world. There are over 360 airports on the list and it will be hard for you not to find a work password when you need it.
Wi-Fi is relatively easy to find at airports, but connections provided to passengers in lounges tend to be faster and less congested than the public network throughout the airport.
Download the Wi-Fi Finder app
For both Android and iOS, there are many different apps to help you find a Wi-Fi connection. Users provide most of the information in these applications, resulting in a constantly updated stream of passwords for secure networks. These apps are useful for finding passwords for busy cafes when there is a queue at the door, and all you have to do is send a quick email.
Many apps have both free and paid versions. The paid version is worth checking out if you use apps a lot, because due to our limited experience, we were overwhelmed by the mass of ads.