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Old 03-01-2019, 02:17 AM   #1
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Free wifi while travelling

Today I read this interesting ARTICLE on the topic: how to get free wifi connection all over the world. Did anyone use the apps mentioned, for example, WiFi you, WiFI map? Do they really work?
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Old 03-01-2019, 04:58 AM   #2
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Just pay for data roaming lah or hang out in your hotel/ starbucks all the time.
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Old 03-01-2019, 04:13 PM   #3
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Just pay for data roaming lah or hang out in your hotel/ starbucks all the time.
Ofc that's always a possibility, but IMO the options provided in the article are more convenient. Can't deny the fact, that it could be more dangerous, as wifis are basically public. Personally, I would log in to my private accounts, just basic surfing.
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Ofc that's always a possibility, but IMO the options provided in the article are more convenient. Can't deny the fact, that it could be more dangerous, as wifis are basically public. Personally, I would log in to my private accounts, just basic surfing.
Run a VPN server on your router or pc at home and connect to it when u are on public WiFi for security
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Run a VPN server on your router or pc at home and connect to it when u are on public WiFi for security
Wifi at hotel should be ok but no banking transaction and for security i will use VPN from security App (paid).
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Old 03-01-2019, 07:17 PM   #6
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Wifi at hotel should be ok but no banking transaction and for security i will use VPN from security App (paid).
There is no such thing as "should be ok". Without a password on the WiFi network anyone with a laptop running a packet analyzer or a rouge access point can either see unencrypted web traffic or trick you into entering personal info into a fake web page.

Also don't u have a Asus ac88u? U can run a VPN server on that.

edit. Maybe not rogue access points as most competently implemented public WiFi networks should deauth any rouge access points broadcasting the same SSID as themselves

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There is no such thing as "should be ok". Without a password on the WiFi network anyone with a laptop running a packet analyzer or a rouge access point can either see unencrypted web traffic or trick you into entering personal info into a fake web page.

Also don't u have a Asus ac88u? U can run a VPN server on that.

edit. Maybe not rogue access points as most competently implemented public WiFi networks should deauth any rouge access points broadcasting the same SSID as themselves
Hotel free wifi do have password issued by the hotel but i still use paid VPN from security app. Yes i can but will it have security loophole if i set up VPN to my router?

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Today I read this interesting ARTICLE on the topic: how to get free wifi connection all over the world. Did anyone use the apps mentioned, for example, WiFi you, WiFI map? Do they really work?
For work we use Hotel WiFi and then company VPN. Sometimes use Data tethering from Company mobile phone if there is no WiFi.

For the short trip to China a few weeks ago I used public wifi two times initially and free VPN like Seed4Me and Turbo VPN, later I got a China SIM card and just used the data and only use VPN to bypass GFW for Facebook and Google.

In China there is a very popular app called WiFi 万能钥匙 which I think is a major security risk and I will never use it.
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Old 03-01-2019, 08:48 PM   #9
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Hotel free wifi do have password issued by the hotel but i still use paid VPN from security app. Yes i can but will it have security loophole if i set up VPN to my router?
Not really secure if it's the same password for everyone.

I don't see why a VPN on your own router will be insecure.
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Not really secure if it's the same password for everyone.

I don't see why a VPN on your own router will be insecure.
I have to agree with the point that public wifi should never be trusted. I like the idea of the apps mentioned in the article, but only for basic surfing.
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Not really secure if it's the same password for everyone.

I don't see why a VPN on your own router will be insecure.
For hotel they issue different password but for my office wifi we issue common password for everyone.
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For hotel they issue different password but for my office wifi we issue common password for everyone.
How does a hotel issue different passwords for everyone? Doesn't everybody just connect to a single secured network?
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for me it wont work, you dont stand still during travel and usually you will move a lot. e.g. google maps when finding places.

I get better experience and stress free with:

a) main phone - enable data roaming (e.g. Starhub data travel 3GB $20 valid 30 says)

b) spare phone - buy local sim card with data and set as hotspot (any andriod phone are best for hotspot)

c) use Hotel wifi


Today I read this interesting ARTICLE on the topic: how to get free wifi connection all over the world. Did anyone use the apps mentioned, for example, WiFi you, WiFI map? Do they really work?
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Old 05-01-2019, 12:31 AM   #14
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How does a hotel issue different passwords for everyone? Doesn't everybody just connect to a single secured network?
When check in the hotel counter will issue temporary password of 3 days for each room and they pass me a password receipt. After 3 days the counter will issue another password. Different room has different password. The hotel has a internet kiosk machine to issue password.

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for me it wont work, you dont stand still during travel and usually you will move a lot. e.g. google maps when finding places.

I get better experience and stress free with:

a) main phone - enable data roaming (e.g. Starhub data travel 3GB $20 valid 30 says)

b) spare phone - buy local sim card with data and set as hotspot (any andriod phone are best for hotspot)

c) use Hotel wifi
Yeah, this is probably the main/old solution for everybody. I'm just interested in new ways to access wifi while in unfamiliar places.

Of course, I wouldn't even dare to use it without a VPN active.
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