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User currently offlineCO767FA From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 532 posts, RR: 2
Posted (6 years 12 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2953 times:

Denver International Airport is now offering Free Wi-Fi; previously they charged about $8 for 24 hours.

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User currently offlineAcey559 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1542 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (6 years 12 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2872 times:

I know ATL has free WiFi at the food court in Concourse E. I actually figured it out by accident when I had to spend the night after missing a flight, of course I figured it out AFTER I already paid for it in another concourse.  banghead 

User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7557 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (6 years 12 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2873 times:

I just used the free wi-fi last week in denver, and it sucks horribly, its slower than dial up, and I kid you not.


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User currently offlineBuck3y3nut From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 881 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 12 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2878 times:

CMH has free Wi-Fi too. and it's pretty fast  Smile

User currently offlineFuturecaptain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 12 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2851 times:

Good to hear another airport getting onboard with the free wi-fi.

In PHX it's fast and I love it.


User currently offlineIAirAllie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 12 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2851 times:

BOI has free wifi. Its nice to see some larger airports get with it.

User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21562 posts, RR: 59
Reply 6, posted (6 years 12 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2825 times:

SRQ has free WIFI, as do a lot of smaller airports like DAY. And of course you can camp outside any CO presidents club at any airport and get free wifi. CO doesn't seem to mind, as they see the people sitting there and never bother them.


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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21562 posts, RR: 59
Reply 7, posted (6 years 12 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2719 times:

Oh yeah, TPA has free internet too. I think it's a trend spreading among Florida airports, though not sure about MCO.

Honestly, it's a great service to provide for free. It not only keeps people occupied (not complaining) but encourages people to arrive early because they have internet, which would lead to increased food sales (which is the reason they tell you to arrive early to begin with...)



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26709 posts, RR: 75
Reply 8, posted (6 years 12 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2692 times:



Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 2):
I just used the free wi-fi last week in denver, and it sucks horribly, its slower than dial up, and I kid you not.

Probably just a start-up issue. Free Airport Wi/Fi seems to usually run pretty fast.



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User currently offlineOOer From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 1488 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (6 years 12 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2684 times:

I was just in MCO, and they 2 have free wi-fi!!!!!


Even CPR has free Wi-fi....


User currently offlineKingCavalier From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 1313 posts, RR: 17
Reply 10, posted (6 years 12 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2678 times:



Quoting N1120A (Reply 8):
Probably just a start-up issue. Free Airport Wi/Fi seems to usually run pretty fast.

I hope so. I used it this morning, and it was bad. I was able to get on it for about 10 minutes, and after that, nothing. It never would re-connect.



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User currently offlineAirEMS From United States of America, joined May 2004, 684 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (6 years 12 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2568 times:

LAS Has free WiFi too IIRC

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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21562 posts, RR: 59
Reply 12, posted (6 years 12 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2567 times:



Quoting OOer (Reply 9):
I was just in MCO, and they 2 have free wi-fi!!!!!

So in Florida, it's TPA, MCO, SRQ, PBI...

Any other florida airports with free wifi? MIA, JAX, RSW, others?



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User currently offlineTranspac787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3216 posts, RR: 13
Reply 13, posted (6 years 12 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2552 times:



Quoting AirEMS (Reply 11):
LAS Has free WiFi too IIRC

You are correct, and it's FAST!!!


User currently offlineCaetravlr From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 910 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (6 years 12 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2535 times:

I wish DEN had that when I was through there once a week earlier this year.

Airports that I have been to that have free wifi though are: CAE (has had it for years actually), SMF, RNO, LAS.



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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 15, posted (6 years 12 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2531 times:

The free WiFi at LAS sucks as well during busy hours.

NS


User currently offlineF9Widebody From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1604 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (6 years 12 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2432 times:



Quoting N1120A (Reply 8):
Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 2):
I just used the free wi-fi last week in denver, and it sucks horribly, its slower than dial up, and I kid you not.

Probably just a start-up issue. Free Airport Wi/Fi seems to usually run pretty fast.

I'm not so sure. I used it last week. It was ad supported, meaning you had to watch a video at the beginning and then a frame stayed at the top of the window throughout your surfing, unless you just opened another browser window, which worked much better.

As mentioned, though, it was slow. Using gmail was a bit tough.

I still appreciated it though...I'll spend 5 minutes to log in, watch a commercial, and send an email if its free.



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User currently offlineSirOmega From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 735 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 12 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2426 times:

Quoting Gigneil (Reply 15):
The free WiFi at LAS sucks as well during busy hours.

Indeed, though I do remember a podcast I listen to had one of the contributors on via VOIP from LAS terminal 1.

FYI, remember that free wifi is usually unencrypted, which means I can run a program and watch all your unencrypted traffic go by. Your websites, your email passwords (and email content), etc. Be safe! Use encryption!

[Edited 2007-11-30 11:10:40]

User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 18, posted (6 years 12 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2380 times:

Its about friggin time that DEN got into the game!!

Quoting Futurecaptain (Reply 4):
In PHX it's fast and I love it.

 checkmark  I love PHX wifi, its the best thus far.

Now, if SEA will hurry up and jump on the free wifi bandwagon, then I'm all good.



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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21562 posts, RR: 59
Reply 19, posted (6 years 12 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2371 times:



Quoting SirOmega (Reply 17):
FYI, remember that free wifi is usually unencrypted, which means I can run a program and watch all your unencrypted traffic go by. Your websites, your email passwords (and email content), etc. Be safe! Use encryption!

Good advice. Never bank or enter credit card information in public places.



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User currently offlineNotPs76 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 15 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (6 years 12 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2359 times:

When I was in SLC right before Thanksgiving (waiting for my my flight to ATL), my computer found a "computer to computer" network titled "free WiFi." I thought that was odd - since SLC doesn't have free WiFi (as far as I know). Personally I think it was a scam - people hoping to find information on the computers of unsuspecting travelers who connect to that network. Anyone else ever experience this?

P.S. - PDX also has free wireless.



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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 21, posted (6 years 12 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2357 times:



Quoting NotPs76 (Reply 20):
"computer to computer" network titled "free WiFi."

Ooooo the biggest scam out there! Never connect to that. Its easy for one to steal your information when connecting like that. BEWARE!  no 



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User currently onlineFWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 3811 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (6 years 12 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2351 times:

FWA has had free Wi-Fi for eons now.


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User currently offlineNotPs76 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 15 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (6 years 12 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2335 times:



Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 21):
Ooooo the biggest scam out there! Never connect to that. Its easy for one to steal your information when connecting like that. BEWARE!

I connected for a moment before I realized that I shouldn't have and immediately disconnected. I was pretty upset at myself for falling for it - I'm usually smarter than that. Everything seems o.k. so far.



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User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6428 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (6 years 12 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2324 times:



Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 21):


Quoting NotPs76 (Reply 20):
"computer to computer" network titled "free WiFi."

Ooooo the biggest scam out there! Never connect to that. Its easy for one to steal your information when connecting like that. BEWARE!

Folks, everyone should beware of "open" WiFi connections (that's a connection where no security key is prompted for). Remember, any information you send or receive over that connection is *NOT* encrypted. There are people in this world that will intercept stray radio waves and turn them back into meaningful data, in an attempt to steal from you...I would never check my personal e-mail or my bank statement over a free, open WiFi connection. I have no qualms with getting MapQuest directions or surfing a.net (as long as I don't have to log in again  Wink ) over an open WiFi connection.

Okay, I now step off my building's Network Administrator soapbox on that one  Smile



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25 AirframeAS : Computer to Computer connections is what I was talking about. I have no problems connecting to a wifi that is a legit server operated by a legit corp
26 Post contains images KELPkid : I know, I just expounded on that... I'm not sure people also realize the security implications of using an open WiFi connection, too..
27 OOer : SLC and SFO need to get with the program!!!!!
28 Brick : I'm using the free Wi-Fi at Denver Int'l right now for the first time. It's painfully slow (54.0 Mps, right!)...not much useful for anything other tha
29 Lincoln : Remember that the speed at which your laptop claims you're connected to the access point at has little to do with the actual performance. (And true 5
30 Burnsie28 : They should have installed N routers. Makes a world of difference, here in my apartment building there is a wireless network in just about every apart
31 Tys777 : BIS also has free WiFi. Now, I went out and got myself a mobile broadband card, and I love it, but its nice to see more and more aiports have free WiF
32 UN_B732 : I wish JFK had free wi-fi. Sure they have it at the jetBLue terminal, but its overpriced at the other terminals, and especially where there's little t
33 Post contains images KELPkid : The bottleneck is most likely not the Wi-Fi itself, but rather the internet connection...maybe they did something a bit ed like put all the access po
34 Lincoln : Hey, if you aren't realizing any revenue from it why spend any money on the infrastructure? I really wouldn't be suprised if it's just piggybacked on
35 Socalfive : TUS even has free Wi-Fi, I logged on the other day.
36 Post contains images KELPkid : Trouble is twofold, however, the walls in airport terminals tend to not lend themselves to letting 2.4 GHz signals pass through trouble free (and I h
37 Commavia : A very smart way to differentiate yourself and improve the customer experience, particularly for connecting passengers who might have a 60-90 minute l
38 Post contains images Lincoln : This is where enterprise-grade access points really outshine their cheap breathren -- mainline vs. regional, if you will For example, at home my netw
39 Iadbudd : IAD and DCA now have Wi-Fi
40 Silver1SWA : Sounds about right...same goes for SAN's free WiFi.
41 Stburke : Buuuut...its free. I used it this past week as well, not horrible. Hell, even FAR has free wifi.
42 Post contains images KELPkid : As does RAP...
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