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Find and connect easily to Wi-Fi networks: try Wefi

I was in London this week and in Brussels a week ago attending conferences. I do a lot of work when I am traveling. I respond to emails, use Skype to return calls, write blog posts for Muniwireless, Pajama Entrepreneur and this website, and search for interesting stories on the Internet. So I need a way to find a Wi-Fi connection quickly and I have a preference for free networks. I do not fancy paying 4 UK pounds an hour!

This is where Wefi comes in. The company has just released the beta version of its software (for now only on Windows PCs) which allows you to find the best available Wi-Fi connection and log you onto that network in seconds. After you download and start the application, you will also be able to map the Wi-Fi networks around you, thereby contributing to the already large number of Wi-Fi networks mapped by Wefi users. The map is handy because if you are going to a city such as San Francisco, you will see where there’s already a lot of free Wi-Fi. You can park yourself in that location to do your work.

To download the Wefi application, go to: http://wefi.com/download/

[Disclosure: I am on the advisory board of Wefi.]

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Author of "The Secret of Angat", a novel set in the Philippines during World War II. Founder, MuniWireless.com; Founder (Mapplr.com - travel) and Shopplr.com (beauty, style).

3 thoughts on “Find and connect easily to Wi-Fi networks: try Wefi

  1. Esme,

    WeFi sounds like an interesting service/application.
    Howver does it differentiate between ap’s/hotspots that are open and ones that are unsecured?

    E.

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  2. Wefi logs you onto an open connection but if you want to be connected to a network that requires a key, you can manually choose that network. You can select that network as your favorite so the next time you are in that location, Wefi will connect you to it again.

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  3. OK, but how about privately owned networks that have been left unsecured “by accident”?
    We al know of the “Linkys” or “default” network of wireless hotspots…
    What could be the legal implications of accidentaly connecting to a privately owned network and how does WeFi intend to deal with this?

    E.

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