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Re: WiFi locations in Glasgow

PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:27 pm
by yoker brian
Sending this from below the streets of Glasgow using free WiFi courtesy of SPT and TheCloud. Free for 15mins then disconnected but enough to pick up signal at each station. J

Re: WiFi locations in Glasgow

PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:47 am
by banjo
the chrystal bell at glasgow cross now has free wi fi.

Re: WiFi locations in Glasgow

PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:00 pm
by yoker brian
banjo wrote:the chrystal bell at glasgow cross now has free wi fi.


Wouldn't fancy bringing a laptop or smartphone out on there Banjo, too many dodge characters in that end of the town.

Re: WiFi locations in Glasgow

PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:37 pm
by banjo
whit,the merchant city ::):

Re: WiFi locations in Glasgow

PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:09 pm
by DarrenSpriing
If you are looking for free wifi in a central location, you can get free wifi at The Social on Royal Exchange Square or at Cranachan inside Princes Square, just need to ask for the network key :)

Re: WiFi locations in Glasgow

PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 9:52 am
by BillM
pau1_m wrote:Have to disagree with comment that 85% of WiFi is unlocked. In my experience most domestic Internet connections are protected with WPA but many businesses lag behind with very vulnerable WEP encryption - ideal for the city centre :)

A copy of Backtrack on CD or DVD, along with a wireless card card capable of a little jiggery-pokery plus a little know how should solve the problem.

http://www.backtrack-linux.org/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LRSxQ7UoAc


That was probably true when posted, which was nearly seven years go, but not now. I remember when you could log in almost anywhere in Edinburgh, whose wifi users seemed even less security conscious than Glasgow ones, but that's not the case there either now.

Re: WiFi locations in Glasgow

PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:04 am
by beneld
For the last year i have been running a program on my phone as i have been walking about town.
Here is a small snapshot of some road junctions with the open/closed AP's plotted. Sometimes the GPS is a bit off so the points are not perfect.
I removed the roads to see if anyone can guess where it is. If anyone wants a specific area i have while i am making the bigger set i can drop screenshots from the phone easily enough.
Working on generating a bigger map of the whole dataset . ( For Glasgow and surrounding area i currently have >29000 AP's listed of which >6500 are listed as open. In addition the brown markers are WEP encrypted AP's so lots of them as well )
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Re: WiFi locations in Glasgow

PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:29 am
by brickwall
is that along Gt Western Road and stuff?

Re: WiFi locations in Glasgow

PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:33 am
by banjo
looks like woodlands?

Re: WiFi locations in Glasgow

PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:43 pm
by BrigitDoon
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Re: WiFi locations in Glasgow

PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:08 am
by beneld
For all those with Android phones.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-13874818

BBC to survey UK mobile coverage
"The BBC is conducting a major survey into the state of mobile phone coverage in the UK.
Over the course of the next month, the project will attempt to chart the availability of 3G and 2G services up and down the country.
Mobile operators offer their own coverage maps but no independent survey has yet been carried out.
Measurements will be made using an app developed by network analysis firm Epitiro."

If you have any privacy concerns read the licence and remember the phone company knows where you are every 5 seconds or so anyway.

For anyone interested i used the app wardrive (https://market.android.com/details?id=ki.wardrive)on an android phone to create the maps above. If you do install it let me know and i will tell you some tips on running it to make your battery l;ast longer. wifi,gps and app running can use batery life fast.

Re: WiFi locations in Glasgow

PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:07 am
by droschke7
most of the Wetherspoons Pubs have free Wi Fi, I often use the Free WiFi in the Esquire House, and I'm pretty Sure Gallus in Partick has free WiFi as well

Re: WiFi locations in Glasgow

PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:21 pm
by MungoDundas
Free WiFi in The Trees restaurant upstairs on Union Street.

Re: WiFi locations in Glasgow

PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:39 pm
by minxy
MungoDundas wrote:Free WiFi in The Trees restaurant upstairs on Union Street.

Do they still do a lovely mince n totties?

Re: WiFi locations in Glasgow

PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:04 am
by Doorstop
Mince and totties?

By wi-fi?

Noo, that's clever.