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Free Wi-Fi: how to use a map to find open networks nearby | Utilities

Instabridge is an application with a database that has more than 900 thousand free Wi-Fi networks accessible on a map by cell phone. The service allows you to use open networks or discover the internet password in public places, such as restaurants, cafes and squares. It is possible to locate the access points in a list of nearby establishments or by clicking on points directly on the map of the region.

TechTudo teaches you how to find Wi-Fi networks using the app map on your Android smartphone or iPhone (iOS). The function is useful to save the 3G or 4G data package, or in case of travel, and also makes information available offline. Check out the tutorial in the following steps.

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Instabridge displays Wi-Fi hotspots on the map Photo: Bruno De Blasi / TechTudo

Instabridge displays Wi-Fi hotspots on the map Photo: Bruno De Blasi / TechTudo

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Instabridge's creators ensure that the procedure does not violate any law. They clarify that the application "will not hack or change the password of any Wi-Fi" and also claim that the user "will be legally connected to public and shared passwords".

Step 1. Open Instabridge on your cell phone and select the Map tab in the bottom menu to open the location of Wi-Fi access points present in nearby establishments.

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Access the Instabridge map view Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Access the Instabridge map view Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Step 2. Move the map closer to a more closed region and tap on a nearby point for a more detailed menu. Go to More Information for a summary of the network. Thus, it is possible to see useful data such as password availability (touch the eye-shaped icon to view) and the last speed test performed.

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See detailed information on nearby Wi-Fi networks Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

See detailed information on nearby Wi-Fi networks Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Step 3. In the central tab (with graphic icon), Instabridge informs the result of the last speed test performed on the network, with download and upload rates. Below, the app shows what activities Wi-Fi can be used for. The gradation goes from sending texts and audio to reproducing videos in low quality or HD. A Wi-Fi with less than 5 Mb / s speed, for example, allows you to watch videos with medium quality.

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Access the network statistics at Instabridge Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Access the network statistics at Instabridge Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Step 4. Go to the location tab and press the lower button to create a route to the location that offers access to Wi-Fi. When approaching the signal range, Instabridge will show a connection button in the map view. Touch to connect.

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Enter the reach of the network to connect via Instabridge Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Enter the reach of the network to connect via Instabridge Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Step 5. The application indicates when the process was successful and displays the message You are connected to the footer.

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Confirm the establishment of the connection via Instabridge Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Confirm the establishment of the connection via Instabridge Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves