This interactive map shows free Wi-Fi passwords at Airports around the world
Nothing can be more annoying than spending hours at the airport due to a delayed flight. The wait time worsens even further when you need to spend huge bucks for access to airport lounges so that you get connected to Wi-Fi, or you are locked out of all the Wi-Fi hotspots.
Anil Polat, a travel blogger and computer security engineer, has launched an interactive map, which offers every free Wi-Fi hotspot at each airport along with all the login information that you would need including usernames and passwords.
Polat created WiFox, an app for Android and iOS and, after he realised how difficult it could be to access the free Wi-Fi that many airports claim to offer. “Finding an open wireless connection in many airports isn’t always easy, or possible, without a password,” Polat shares in his blog foXnoMad.
Click on an airport on the map to see both the password and the Wi-Fi’s location.
Polat, a frequent traveller, writes on his website that his “long term goal is to visit every country in the world” while also helping others “travel smarter.” He reached out to his readers and asked for passwords they may have from airports across the world, which he then collected into a simple list to share with the masses.
“I originally had a list of passwords in a blog post on my site where readers could contribute more passwords they came across when travelling. Some time later, a reader gave me the idea to turn the original password list into a map, and I later decided to put it into an app,” he told. “The goal of WiFox is to create a crowd-sourced map of all the airports in the world so users can get online when travelling, either through the Wi-Fi offered or using airport lounge passwords.”
Adding further Polat said, “This list becomes more useful the more of you who send me passwords you find at airports. If you get any lounge passwords or for other access points, please leave a comment on this post or email me directly.”
To avail the service, all you need to do is just click on a specific airport and the information about the available connections instantly pop up. Polat updates this map regularly and it already features more than 130 airports across the globe. While the app is not free, you can download WiFox on iOS and Android for $1.99. The info from the app is available offline so that travellers can use it before finding any kind of Internet source.