A Map With Airport Wifi Passwords
Wifi passwords from Airports And Lounges Around The World (Updated Regularly)
Probably one of the worst traveling experiences, is having to spend lots of hours in an airport without having internet access. Finding an open wireless connection in many airports isn’t always easy, or even possible, without a password (or local phone number). Computer security engineer and travel blogger Anil Polat however, came up with a solution to this problem. He launched an interactive map that offers its users Airport Wifi Passwords of networks all over the world!
The airport Wifi passwords map
How does it work?
It’s really simple to use: just click on a specific airport and the information about the available connections instantly slide-in from the left side. The map already features more than 130 airports around the globe, and Polat updates it regularly. For those who will say that it’s useless because you need to have an internet access to open the airport Wifi passwords in the first place, there is also a downloadable version as well!
Bookmark this page!
You can bookmark the map or this page to keep up with any future updates. Or make your contribution by sending new airport wifi passwords you find to Polat, so he can add them to the map (even if the airport is already listed; since they tend to change frequently, the newer the update the better).
Click on the images below to download the app with the passwords instead.
Upgrade Your Wireless Superpowers
When you a wifi from a lounge, extending your laptop’s wireless range can let you sit more far away from the source, which might mean the difference between sitting on a cold floor or a nice warm and soft seat in a bar. Here are 5 ways to increase your laptop’s wireless range while traveling :
1. Plug Your Laptop In a Socket
When your laptop is running on battery power only, it cuts the energy to the resources that take up the most of the power. The most visible ones are dimmed screens, but also reduced electricity to the wireless cards is one of them. Your laptop’s wireless card takes a significant amount of power to run well. Changing back to using your power directly from a socket, can mean a difference in your WiFi connection results!
2. Turn around 360 degrees
Wireless signals bounce and deflect off a variety of surfaces, and that includes that sexy body of yours. People often try moving a meter to the left or to the right, but you should tru to rotate instead. If you are in a hotel, hostel, or an apartment you could use HeatMapper (Windows) or NetSpot (Mac) to get a visual impression of where signals are the best.
3. Use A USB Wireless Antenna
It’s a simple device, but these things can extend your wireless range for 3 to 5 times beyond your laptop capacities!. USB wireless antennas are not that expensive, the go around $25-50 USD and they don’t take much space in your bags. The only disadvantage is that they consume more power, meaning around 10 to 30% more. But, we told you before to plug in, so here’s another reason to do so.
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4. Find Hidden Wireless Networks
Another way to find good wireless connections is to look for the ones that may be hiding right under your nose. Some airports (like JFK), bus or train stations don’t bother encrypting their Wifi connections but rather only hide the SSID (public network name). Both NetStumbler (Windows) and KisMAC (Mac) can unhide invisible wireless connections that might be around you.
5. Position Yourself Close To Metallic Surfaces And Mirrors
Airports and hotels often have large metallic walls, structures or mirrors around. Both surfaces reflect wireless connections about 1 to 3 meters in front, depending on where the wireless source is located in relation to it. The larger the surface, the further away you want to sit to find the wireless best spot.
Hopefully these tips can make your overstay in an airport, station or hotel more pleasant. If you have any more tips, feel free to share them in the comments below.