The free wi-fi now available at Barnes & Noble seems to be the talk of the town. Really? Is it that exciting? If that news made your day, you'll really love this! Take a look at all of the resources available to find free wifi hot spots:
- Wi-Fi Free Spot is a state-by-state listing of, you guessed it, free wi-fi hot spots.
- Wi-Fi Marina is wi-fi solutions for boaters and marinas
- Open WiFi Spots is a really great Google Maps based tool that helps you find the hot spot and then links you to the spots website. Just enter your zip code to pull up the map.
Then there is another whole type of free wifi. WiFi Radar. According to Makayama's website "Some things in life should be free. Easy WiFi Radar helps you find and connect to open wireless access points with a single mouse click. It's WiFi for Dummies. And we're giving it away for your PC." They go onto say," If you have ever tried to use Windows XP's built-in connection manager, you know what a hassle it can be to quickly check your mail or browse the web on the go. You need to browse through a list of access points, find one that you can connect to, manually try to connect to it, confirm the connection and then wait. Even if it says that's it connected, often it doesn't open a web page or you mail will stall. Easy WiFi Radar automates all of this. It's main goal is to let you get your mail or surf the web without having to go through all of the connection trouble, and without having to pull your credit card. Just run it and it'll connect you for FREE to the internet. It doesn't get easier than this." And then they add,"Get your mail and browse the web without being charged. The ideal WiFi-tool for frequent travellers and mobile professionals. Easy WiFi Radar will connect to open hot spots automatically and shows you exactly what it is doing in a cool animated radar screen. Access points are represented as green, yellow or red dots. It plays a sound and opens your web browser as soon as it successfully finds a free connection. Works on Windows XP and Windows Mobile, not on Vista. " It's up to you to decide if it's moral or not. What do you think?