Free Public Wifi

by Volker Weber

Chris Linfoot has an interesting story:

Have you also noticed an increasing number of ad-hoc wireless networks named "Free Public Wifi"? I have. And I’ve now seen "Free Public Wifi" in many different locations in several countries too. They can’t all be the same network. And why the name Free Public Wifi? And why ad-hoc, not access point infrastructure? Well, curiosity finally got the better of me and I asked Google to explain it to me.

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Funnily enough I noticed these in a few places within central London yesterday. I avoided them like the plague, with such a name.

chris lindley, 2008-01-31

Seen one of those in Frankfurt, too. Can't remember where. I think these are FON Hotspots.

Martin Böhm, 2008-01-31

They are not. Follow the link and read the story.

Volker Weber, 2008-01-31

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