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What is a Hotspot?

A Hotspot is the access point of a wireless network. A Wifi-enabled device is capable of connecting to a hotspot.

Scenario:

  • Let us say you are beyond the reach of your home or office network, somewhere in an airport or a shopping mall.
  • You scan for available networks using your Wifi-enabled device.
  • You see one or more available networks and you choose one that is free to connect. That is more likely a WiFi Hotspot.
  • When your device is connected to a Hotspot, you can start surfing the web.
    There are tens of thousands of Free and pay per use WiFi Hotspots around the world.

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Example:
Many cafés and restaurants provide free access to a WiFi Hotspot.

What you need:
WiFi-enabled device.

Note:
JIWIRE provides a WiFi finder service to locate hotspots around the world.

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