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

how to use a map to find open networks nearby

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

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.

dnetc 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 still makes the information available offline. Check out the tutorial in the following steps.

1 of 6 Instabridge displays Wi-Fi hotspots on the map – Photo: Bruno De Blasi / dnetc

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

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Instabridge’s creators ensure that the procedure does not break any laws. They clarify that the application «will not hack or change the password of any Wi-Fi» and also state 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 the Wi-Fi access points present in nearby establishments.

2 of 6 Access the Instabridge map view – Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves

Access the Instabridge map view – Photo: Reproduction / 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 the availability of the password (touch the eye-shaped icon to view) and the last speed test performed.

3 of 6 See detailed information about nearby Wi-Fi networks – Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves

See detailed information of nearby Wi-Fi networks – Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves

Step 3. In the central tab (with graph icon), Instabridge reports 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 ranges from sending texts and audios to playing 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.

4 of 6 Access the network statistics at Instabridge – Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves

Access the network statistics on Instabridge – Photo: Reproduction / 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. As you approach the signal range, Instabridge will show a connection button on the map view. Touch to connect.

5 of 6 Enter the network reach to connect via Instabridge – Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves

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

Step 5. The application indicates when the process was successful and displays the message “You are connected” at the bottom.

6 of 6 Confirm the connection is established via Instabridge – Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves

Confirm the connection is established via Instabridge – Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves