How to find open Wi-Fi in Barcelona

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Since 2011, the city of Barcelona is one of the largest public WiFi networks in Spain and Europe.
In the last 3 years the city council has invested in this ambitious project, beginning to equip all public open spaces of a free WiFi connection. There are now officially more than 400 Wi-Fi hotspots throughout the city. The idea of ​​public spaces offer free Internet access was introduced to give all citizens a Barcelona more modern and technological.

Use of this service is simple. Just be equipped with any device equipped with Wi-Fi, find one of the many hotspots (marked by a sign similar to the metro station but in blue) located around the city and connect!
Access to this service can only be done through standard browsers like Internet Explorer or Mozilla, through Barcelona’s main page will automatically open wifi on your device. Obviously, this excellent service can not replace traditional Internet providers, and for these reasons that the service has some restrictions, both in the speed limit and time: the connection never exceed speeds of 256 kbps, and is open from 8 to 22.

Casa Tortilla Barcelona Blog

Casa Tortilla Barcelona Blog

Casa Tortilla Barcelona Blog






There are other possibilities to connect to a Wi-Fi network and surf for free.
The simplest solution is to find a bar or coffee shop that offers this service, perhaps in exchange for a drink. Spend a few minutes over coffee to upload photos taken in Facebook is not so bad. Another possibility is to become a hunter Wireless lines open. There are many people who do not use any protection for your wireless network. There’s even a custom that is drawing symbols in public places to inform a wireless Wi-Fi open: called warchalking.

The symbols of Warchalkingwere designed by a group of friends in June 2002 and published by Matt Jones. They are linked to Wardriving, the activity that is intercepting Wi-Fi, car or walking with a laptop. When a Wi-Fi is intercepted, the warchalker draws a special symbol next to the interception of any object like a wall or the pavement of the road. The symbols may be different, depending on the type of network (open or closed) or the type of encryption (WEP, WPA).

>> For more information on this free service lines Wireless, visit the official website <<

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