Signup And Connect To Wireless Hot Spot

Regardless of wireless security, a wireless hot spot is any place or space that enables any computer fitted with a wireless network technology to access the internet. Nowadays, most lap tops and handhelds come with built-in wireless technology such as WiFi, so having the technology is no longer a barrier to getting online. Just signup with any wireless provider and you are on.

For those that don’t have the WiFi technology on their hardware, can use an external network interface card to connect wirelessly. In the early days of the Internet, whenever I wanted to get online, I had to hook up my notebook to the phone line and dial-up to gain Internet connectivity. It was a slow, laborious process and often created severe connectivity problems.

Even if connected, in most cases, the connection would drop after a while. And finally, it was an expensive option as one would be charged not only by the Internet service provider, but also by the phone company. But nowadays, whenever I feel the need to get online, I walk down to my neighborhood coffee shop, relax with a cup of god coffee and connect wirelessly using their wireless hotspot.

While in most developing countries, the humble dial-up is the only way to connect to the Internet, the increasing use of broadband technology in most of the advanced economies has made getting online much easier than before. Wireless hot spots are just another extension of this ubiquitous connectivity.

What makes a space a wireless hot spot however is the presence of a wired network computer that hosts the wireless network and provides users with the required connectivity. Essentially, a wireless hotspot is any place with the radio waves that enable wireless connectivity to the Internet. And with the increasing dependency on laptops to access and do work for just about anywhere, more and more places are joining the wireless hot spot club.

Although most of the wireless hot spots provide free services, some of them, especially in private areas, clubs and some malls, ask for a small fee that needs to be paid before one can use the connectivity. But in most cases this fee is nominal and is well worth the advantage of getting easy and reliable connectivity.

Most schools, colleges and universities in America are wireless hotspots. As are most of the restaurants, cafes and fast food joints in metropolitan areas. Some corporate organizations, who have a robust security system, tend to have limited wireless hot spots.

This means the wireless hot spot is often restricted to the perimeter of the building and users outside this range cannot access the Internet using the network. Even unsecured wireless networks can be considered wireless hot spots. The apartment block where I live has a number of power Internet users, who have all opted for broadband connections.

Instead of sticking to one room or place, they tend to wander all over the house and the only way thy can continue to do so while hoping to stay online is by setting up a wireless hot spot.

Now, the technologically advanced of these users usually have some sort of password protected connection. But some of them leave their wireless network open. This could make them a literal wireless hot spot for your browsing pleasure!

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