3 Sites To Find Free & Paid Wi-Fi HotSpots Anywhere Around The World

March 23, 2010

in Internet,Tools & Extras

Internet is something that has become everyone’s need today. People use internet for networking purpose, for finding information over the web, for entertainment purpose etc. For many people internet serves as a working medium also.

The beauty of internet is that you can access it from where ever you want with WLAN or Wi-Fi, the fastest growing wireless connectivity technology in the world.

Around 3 lakhs of  free and paid Wi-Fi locations are present all over the world. If you’re interested in finding free or paid hotspots in your location/region then here are the three sites that definitely worths a visit and a bookmark too.

Sites for finding free Wi-Fi HotSpots:

1] JiWire – WiFi Finder:

This is the best Wi-Fi HotSpot finder among many others that i have found. In JiWire’s registry, there are 297,008 free and paid Wi-Fi locations in 145 countries. To locate a Wi-Fi hotspot in your region or area, go to this link JiWire. There you will see a world map.

JiWire_wifi finder

Click on the region in that world map where you want to locate a Wi-Fi hotspot OR for searching with advanced search options click on the link “Click here for more search options” (see the above screenshot)

This is how JiWire advanced search looks like:

JiWire_WiFi search

You can filter Wi-Fi locations on the basis of country , state , city, access fee, proximity, Provider, Location name, Location type etc. Finally the search results can be obtained on the map or in the form of list.

JiWire also offers a free Wi-Fi finder app for iPhone and iPod Touch. If have any of these device you may headover to this link for getting a free JiWire app for it.

2: HotSpot Locations – The Wireless Directory:

This directory contains around 33913 Wi-Fi locations. You can filter out the locations on the basis of country, state, city or zip etc.  You can also specify the operator type and location type (like Airport, hotel, restaurant etc).

For getting only free Wi-Fi locations make sure you check “Only free hotspots“. (see screenshot below)


After selecting any particular hotspot, you can view it’s location on map also. To access this HotSpot location fiinder go to this link

3: Free-HotSpot

Free-HotSpot has got very easy to use interface and shows only free Wi-Fi hotspots. One unique thing about this Hotspot finder is that it will show you the current status of HotSpot also. For instance if a HotSpot is currently active then it will be shown by a green flag and for inactive one’s the red flag is used. For hotspots with unknown status, a yellow flag is used.


Enter the name of the location where you want to search for the Hotspots in the search field (see screenshot above) and press enter. This will return all the available HotSpots in that region. Click any of them and it will be shown on the map with its status.

On hovering the mouse over Filters>> (see screenshot above) a drop down menu appears which enables you to filter the HotSpots on the basis of their of Current status and Location type. You may access free-hotspots at this link

We hope this article will help you in finding out a Wi-Fi locations around you. Do let us know in comments if you know any other good HotSpot finder. We would be glad to hear from you.

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Faez April 13, 2010 at 2:08 am

Jiwire is really awesome. I’m Wondering how do they manage to get so much detail for hotspot locations all around the world.


2 Michel April 27, 2010 at 1:38 am

Thanks man for these awesome sites. I am loving them really, specially jiwire!


3 Robin May 8, 2010 at 1:51 pm

JiWire rocks. But in india we must have such project initiated to track the available wifi spots. Currently very few metros are listed in the jiwire too.



4 Shahab May 9, 2010 at 11:56 pm

I agree with you we must have such kind of projects in india too but we still don’t have much Wi-Fi hotspots in India as compared to other countries. Btw I hope JiWire’s Hotspot’s index would soon grow bigger with time and it will list large number of Wi-Fi locations in India too 🙂

Anyway thanks robin for making a sensible comment out here on VirginTech!


5 Cori Yan October 21, 2010 at 10:11 pm

loving your post


6 K BALAJI November 23, 2010 at 9:03 pm

for the ipod touch 8gb can access the wifi from anywhere in india pls give the status to use wifi in india is possible or not


7 Shahab November 26, 2010 at 4:58 am

You should be able to access internet through Wi-Fi on your iPod as its a wifi enabled device. BTW I am not aware of any WiFi issue in iPod touch existing at present. Try connecting to nearby WiFi networks to figure out whether its working or not.


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