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#24249 - 11/23/12 10:11 PM Best hotspot finder
Pendragon Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Georgetown, Texas, USA
I can easily find many hotspot locator apps, but the ones I've happened upon (so far) all have mediocre reviews. I'm just looking for an app that will point me to the nearest public hotspot in the US.

Is there a favorite of yours that you recommend?
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#24252 - 11/24/12 07:03 AM Re: Best hotspot finder [Re: Pendragon]
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I use the Starbucks app because I am going there anyway grin
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#24291 - 11/26/12 01:03 PM Re: Best hotspot finder [Re: Pendragon]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Iowa
I use AirRadar
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#24292 - 11/26/12 01:16 PM Re: Best hotspot finder [Re: Virtual1]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Georgetown, Texas, USA
Good tips, both. Many thanks indeed.

For now though, I am (only) searching for an app that works with my iPhone 5.

But with new hotspots sprouting up like weeds, how do developers point one to the nearest/best hotspot? Other than well advertised chain restaurants & hotels and the like, do they depend on public feedback? They don't drive around with sniffers do they?
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#24303 - 11/26/12 02:39 PM Re: Best hotspot finder [Re: Pendragon]
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Registered: 08/04/09
I wonder whether there is an app such as you're looking for, i.e. one that can direct you to an out-of-range hotspot.

AirRadar and others of its ilk are only able to locate hot spots that are within range of whatever is running them.

A Google search may be more productive.
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#24304 - 11/26/12 02:56 PM Re: Best hotspot finder [Re: Pendragon]
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FWIW, this search for 'WiFi hotspot' yielded a ton of results in all price categories, including free. Perhaps someone can comment on one or the other app.
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