If our mobile data rate is scarce and by the end of the month we always stay in reserve or directly without an internet connection, this TOP list may interest us. Today we will review some of the best apps to find free hotspots and public WiFi hotspots in our area. The best way to have free WiFi – as it sounds – and in a legal way, too.
The best apps to find free WiFi wherever we are:
The apps that we will see below are not responsible for hacking routers or serve to steal the neighbor’s WiFi. On the contrary, we talk about Android apps whose goal is to create a network of free Internet access points.
WiFi Master Key:
WiFi Master Key is an Android app that has more than 400 million access points, distributed all over the world. Simply install the application and do a trace of the open networks close to which we can connect without the need for a password.
And where do so many access points come from? Most are WiFis of hotels, bars, restaurants and establishments that share their own network through this application. We are talking about an app that has more than 800 million users. There is nothing.
WiFi Map is an app similar to WiFi Master Key, with more than 100 million access points and free Wi-Fi. We open the application, we see the map and we select some of the wireless networks that we have at our disposal. We will automatically see the access password.
The interesting point of WiFi Map is that it has a comments section, which can come in handy to know if any password does not work or is wrong. It also allows downloading all the passwords of a specific city, to be able to consult them later without a connection. Very useful.
Avast Wi-Fi Finder:
Avast is a brand known for its great antivirus service, but it also has an app for free WiFi lovers. In this case, Avast Wi-Fi Finder feeds on WiFi passwords provided by the Avast community. Millions of free access points.
In addition, the app has some other interesting function, type Fing, which helps us to identify the devices connected to a WiFi network. Very useful to make sure that the neighbor is not stealing from our own WiFi.
What do you think of these apps to connect to public, open and secure WiFi networks? Would you be willing to share your own wireless signal in an act of absolute altruism
How to find free WiFi points with the Facebook app
It seems that Facebook has a great interest in that we are always connected to the Internet. Logical on the other hand, since the more time we are connected, the more time we will spend navigating in his Caralibro (or at least that’s the idea).
Already last year, the team of Mark Zuckerberg dropped that he was working on a new functionality that would allow us to know all the WiFi hotspots free and public, through his app for mobiles and tablets. A feature that has been available for a few days now, and which we will later shed.
Requirements to use the new WiFis search functionality for free:
The new free WiFis search does not require any additional installation or any extra addition. The only thing we need is:
- An Android or iOS device.
- Have the Facebook app installed in version 188.8.131.52.69 or higher.
Finding places with free Wi-Fi/public (WiFi hotspots) from Facebook:
The truth is that this new WiFis search is a little hidden among the marabunta of features and configuration options offered by the Facebook app. It is not that we have it in view, precisely:
- Open the Facebook app and click on the settings icon (3 horizontal bars) located in the upper right corner of Android. In iOS, it is on the lower right side.
- We scroll and go down until we reach ” Applications “. Click on ” See all ” and select ” Search Wi-Fi “.
- From here, we will be shown a list of places and establishments near our current location with free wifi hotspots.
If we do not know where are the sites that appear in the list, we also have a ” Map ” button, from where we can have a global view of the distance to which the aforementioned access points are located.
Also, if we are not clear on how to get to these small WiFi paradises, for each access point we will also have the possibility to trace a route from the ” How to get there ” button.
If we want to see the free Wi-Fi networks of other places we can also do it by scrolling on the map and clicking on ” Search in this area “.