Finding Wireless Hotspots with Directories

By E. Phil Haley

Part of Over-the-Road Wireless For Dummies Cheat Sheet

When it comes to finding hotspots, online directories are a great tool for navigating the growing number of hotspots in the U.S., Canada, and around the world. For your convenience, here are a few of those directories.

Directory Notes
JiWire
WiFi Finder
Provides a directory of free and pay Wi-Fi locations in 144
countries.
AT&T Wi-Fi
Locator
Shows a map of AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots available for Basic and
Premier accounts.

Verizon Wi-Fi Access HotSpot Directory
This simple tool lets you locate the nearest hotel, airport, or
business with broadband access.
The Wi-Fi FreeSpot
Directory
Use this directory when you’re strapped for
cash. It tells you where the free hotspots are.