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Absolute Beginner's Guide to Wi-Fi® Wireless Networking by Harold Davis

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Chapter 11. Where Can You Wi-Fi?

In this chapter

  • Where to look for Wi-Fi

  • Using Wi-Fi directories

  • Putting up a hotspot

  • Wi-Fi finders

  • War driving

  • War chalking

You've got the perfect laptop or PDA—or at least a perfectly service-able device—and you want to get out on the town and surf the Internet. Or perhaps you are about to go on a trip—for business or pleasure—and want to make sure that you can be in touch with email using Wi-Fi every step of the way. Or maybe you simply want to walk your neighborhood and see if anyone has a Wi-Fi network you can use.

This chapter shows you how you can find Wi-Fi hotspots—both those that provide free access and those you have to pay for.

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